TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-17.3
Long-term Care Coordinating Council

SECTION 23-17.3-2


§ 23-17.3-2. Membership.

The council shall be comprised of thirty-three (33) members, as follows: the lieutenant governor or designee; the director of the department of health or designee; the secretary of the executive office of health and human services or designee; the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals or designee; the attorney general or designee; the director of the division of elderly affairs or designee; the chair of the Rhode Island advisory commission on aging or designee; the director of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or designee; the state long-term care ombudsman or designee; the president of the Rhode Island Senior Center Directors Association or designee; the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or designee; a representative of a not-for-profit long-term-care provider organization other than a nursing home owner and a representative of a long-term-care service provider that primarily serves persons with developmental disabilities, both to be appointed by the governor; a representative of an assisted living residence other than a nursing home, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a public member with no direct interest in long-term-care ownership representing a senior advocacy organization, to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of the state program of all inclusive care of the elderly, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a representative of senior housing, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a representative of a hospice provider organization, to be appointed by the senate president; a licensed home-care provider or a licensed home nursing care provider, to be appointed by the speaker; a representative of a community mental health center, to be appointed by the president of the senate; a registered nurse experienced in the care of the elderly, to be appointed by the governor; a representative of nonmanagerial nursing home employees, to be appointed by the president of the senate; two (2) members of the house, not more than one (1) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; a nursing home owner, to be appointed by the speaker; two (2) members of the senate, not more than one from the same political party, to be appointed by the president of the senate; one consumer of home- and community-based care or a caregiver of a consumer of home- and community-based care, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; one consumer of behavioral health services or a caregiver of a consumer of behavioral health services, to be appointed by the speaker; a member of the public representing the interests of parents of children with special care needs, to be appointed by the governor; a person with developmental disabilities or a representative of an organization that advocates for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, to be appointed by the lieutenant governor; a general physician or advanced practice nurse with experience in serving persons with long-term care and behavioral health needs, to be appointed by the president of the senate; and a representative of a managed care health insurer providing long-term support and services, to be appointed by the governor. The members of the council shall serve two-year (2) terms, expiring on the second anniversary of each individual's appointment or on the date that their respective successors are appointed and qualified, whichever is later.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 117, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 170, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 126, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 131, § 1; P.L. 1998, ch. 233, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 173, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 283, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 46, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 75, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 67, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 73, § 1.)