The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators is established as a policy board, within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators shall consist of nine nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor. Nonlegislative citizen members shall be appointed as follows: three who are licensed nursing home administrators; three who are assisted living facility administrators; two who are from professions and institutions concerned with the care and treatment of chronically ill and elderly or mentally impaired patients or residents; and one who is a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility or a family member or guardian of a resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility. One of the licensed nursing home administrators shall be an administrator of a proprietary nursing home. Nonlegislative citizen members of the Board shall be citizens of the Commonwealth.After the initial staggering of terms, the terms of Board members shall be four years. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed consistent with § 54.1-107.The Board shall annually elect a chairman and vice-chairman from among its membership. Five members of the Board, including one who is not a licensed nursing home administrator or assisted living facility administrator, shall constitute a quorum. Special meetings of the Board shall be called by the chairman upon the written request of any three members.All members shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. Funding for the costs of expenses shall be provided by the Department of Health Professions.The Department of Health Professions shall provide staff support to the Board. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Board, upon request.The Board shall be authorized to promulgate canons of ethics under which the professional activities of persons regulated shall be conducted.
1970, c. 775, §§ 54-903, 54-907; 1973, c. 379; 1981, c. 447; 1987, c. 686, § 54-903.1; 1988, c. 765; 2001, cc. 527, 554; 2005, cc. 610, 924.