§9-4B-2. Physician/medical practitioner provider Medicaid enhancement board; continuation and composition.
There is hereby continued the West Virginia physician/medical practitioner provider Medicaid enhancement board to consist of eleven members. The board shall consist of ten members, appointed by the Governor, and the secretary, or his or her designee, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member. The members appointed by the Governor shall include five allopathic physicians, one osteopathic physician, one nurse practitioner, one nurse-midwife, and one physician assistant and one lay person. The Governor shall select four allopathic physician board members from a list of eight recommendations submitted to the Governor by the state medical association, one allopathic physician board member from a list of three recommendations submitted to the Governor by the state academy of family physicians, the osteopathic physician board member from three recommendations submitted to the Governor by the state osteopathic society, the nurse practitioner from three recommendations submitted to the Governor by the advanced nursing practice conference group of the West Virginia nurses association, the nurse-midwife from three recommendations submitted to the Governor by the West Virginia chapter of the American college of nurse-midwives, the physician assistant from three recommendations submitted to the Governor by the state physician assistant association and the lay board member, at his or her discretion. The respective associations shall submit their recommendations to the Governor within five days of the effective date of this article. The Governor shall make all appointments within fifteen days from the receipt of all recommendations. After the initial appointment of the board, any appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term only, made in the same manner as the initial appointment, and the terms of all members expire on July 1, 1996. The board shall select a member to act as chairperson. The chairperson shall be the chief administrative officer and shall preside over official transactions of the board.