A. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 13.1-853, 13.1-854 and 13.1-855, a nonstock corporation operating a plan pursuant to §§ 38.2-4202, 38.2-4203, 38.2-4204, or § 38.2-4208 shall be subject to the following:
1. The board of directors of the nonstock corporation shall consist of no more than fifteen members. However, if two or more nonstock corporations merge, the board of directors of the new or surviving nonstock corporation may consist of no more than twenty members. Further, the board of directors may be increased to a size not exceeding the aggregate number of directors on the merging nonstock corporations’ boards for the balance of the year in which merger occurs and for the following five years.
2. Except as permitted by subsection B of this section, a majority of the members of the board of directors of the nonstock corporation shall be persons who are covered by subscription contracts issued by the nonstock corporation and who are not providers of health care services, or employees or salaried officers of the nonstock corporation.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 13.1-853, 13.1-854 and 13.1-855, any nonstock corporation operating a plan pursuant to § 38.2-4203 may have a board of directors consisting of a majority of providers of health care services.
C. As used in this section, “providers of health care services” shall include, but not be limited to, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapists, hospital administrators, employees or majority or controlling stockholders of hospitals, and other persons furnishing health-related services.
Code 1950, §§ 32-195.5:1, 32-195.5:2; 1972, c. 429, §§ 38.1-816, 38.1-817; 1974, c. 54; 1979, c. 721; 1980, c. 682; 1982, c. 129; 1985, c. 233; 1986, c. 562.