(a) There is continued an advisory committee to assist with the development of polices and procedures regarding health maintenance care in order to safeguard the well-being and to preserve the dignity of persons who need assistance to live in their communities and avoid institutionalization.
(b) (1) The advisory committee shall consist of eleven voting members as follows:
(A) The Olmstead Coordinator within the department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Inspector General;
(B) One physician with expertise in respiratory medicine to be chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care.
(C) A representative choosen by AARP West Virginia;
(D) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council;
(E) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council;
(F) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care;
(G) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care.
(H) One representative of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses;
(I) One representative of the West Virginia Nurses Association;
(J) One representative of the Fair Shake Network; and
(K) The Office Director of the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification.
(c) A chairman shall be selected from the voting members of the advisory committee.
(d) The advisory committee shall meet at least four times annually, upon the call of the chairman, or at the request of the authorizing agency. A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.
(e) All members of the committee shall be reimbursed reasonable expenses pursuant to the rules promulgated by the Department of Administration for the reimbursement of expenses of state officials and employees and shall receive no other compensation for their services.