§9-4C-5. Facility providers' Medicaid enhancement board.

(a) The outpatient hospital Medicaid enhancement board created by this section shall cease to exist on the effective date of this article.

(b) There is hereby continued the facility providers' Medicaid enhancement board to consist of seven members. In order to carry out the purpose of this article, the board shall represent ambulatory surgical centers, inpatient hospital service providers, outpatient hospital service providers, nursing facility service providers and intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability service providers.

(c) The board shall consist of one representative from each of the aforementioned classes of health care providers, one lay person and the secretary, or his or her designee, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member. The Governor shall make all appointments within thirty days after the effective date of this article.

(d) After initial appointment of the board, any appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term only, shall be made in the same manner as the initial appointment, and the terms of all members shall expire on July 1, 1996.