Appointment of Screening Committee Members
All screening committee members shall be appointed by the Ombudsman.
There shall be at least one local screening committee in each area planning district.
Except for individuals already appointed by the Ombudsman as screening committee members as of August 30, 1988, screening committee members shall be individuals who are concerned with the provisions of quality care in long term care facilities and who do not have a conflict of interest with the Ombudsman Program.
Each local screening committee shall elect a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer and shall meet, at a minimum, once a month. The chairman of the local screening committee may appoint a subcommittee to serve at the chairmans pleasure which is responsible for screening and approving potential designees.