6.1 Article I Definitions
1. The term “ADRC” refers to the Nevada
Aging and Disability Resource Center.
2. The term ‘VD-HCBS” refers to Veteran’s
Directed Home and Community Based Services.
3. The term “Project Manager” refers to the
ADRC Project Manager, within the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.
4. The term “ADRC Director” refers to the ADRC
Director, within the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.
5. The term “SS Chief” refers to the
Supportive Services Chief within the Nevada Aging and Disability Services
term “Deputy Administrator” refers to the Deputy Administrator within the Nevada
Aging and Disability Services Division.
7. The term “Division” refers to the State
of Nevada, Aging and Disability Services Division.
8. The term “Advisory Board” refers to the
nine (9) appointed Advisory Board Members for the VD-HCBS project.
6.2 Article II Creation
2012, the Division received a grant from the Administration for Community
Living to help plan and implement the VD-HCBS program. This program is meant to be a collaborative
between the Division, local ADRC sites, and local Veterans Administration
Medical Centers (VAMC). The
VD-HCBS project is an enhancement of the ADRC concept which aims at overcoming
barriers to community living for people with disabilities of all ages. ADRCs are a tool to help states redirect
their systems of support. This tool will
be consumer-driven and supportive of home and community-based service options. Nevada
will be working towards implementing this program in three separate service
regions as designated by the three separate VAMCs in Nevada.
6.3 Article III Duties
1. The Advisory Board is required to:
Advise the Division to
complete service design and review operations of the VD-HCBS program;
Work positively to influence
strong community support for the ADRC model & VD-HCBS program;
C. Advise the State on how to design and implement the program to
benefit veterans; and
and advocate as appropriate for the VD-HCBS Program
Meet every other month to
provide guidance on specific program or operational issues.
Monitor the State’s progress
toward achieving the vision and goals of the VD-HCBS project.
The Division has final authority on all recommendations
considered for the VD-HCBS project.All
recommendations will be taken under careful consideration as long as it
enhances and benefits the project as it pertains to the mission, vision, and
Advisory Board may:
A. Review and make recommendations regarding VD-HCBS operational
plans and its impact on the community.
B. Gather and disseminate information
relating to the VD-HCBS project;
C. Serve as a liaison to the community,
facilitating outreach and awareness efforts and assisting evaluators in
obtaining broader community stakeholder participation in the surveys developed
for formative learning.
6.4 Article IV Membership
A. The SS Chief or ADRC Director and Project Manager
shall appoint as voting members of the Advisory Board, 5 persons who have
experience with or an interest in and knowledge of Nevada’s VD-HCBS program
B. A quorum shall be present in order to vote on action items.
If a quorum does not exist, the action item will be tabled until the next
advisory board meeting.
2. Non-Voting Members:
A. The Project Manager shall serve as non-voting, ex
officio member of the Advisory Board and may designate an alternate within his/her
office to attend any meeting of the Advisory Board in his/her place.
B. The Project Manager may appoint as non-voting members of the Advisory
Board such other representatives of State Government as the Project Manager
3. Term of Appointment
A. The Project Manager shall appoint voting
members to a term of 1 year.
B. Each voting member may serve not more
than two terms.
4. Election of Chairperson and
Project Manager will ask for nominations from the Advisory Board for
Chairperson or Co-chairperson.
B. Once a nomination is made for either
position, there will be a motion to approve, a second (2nd) and a final to
of a Member
A. Unexcused absence from two consecutive
meetings of the Advisory Board constitutes good and sufficient cause.
A. The Chairperson of the Advisory Board
may appoint subcommittee members to consider specific issues within the scope
of the functions of the Advisory Board.
B. Subcommittee membership will not exceed four
(4) Advisory Board Members. Subcommittees can include community partners,
interagency staff or consumers.
6.5 Article V Meetings
1. The Advisory Board will meet at least once
every other month; every second (2nd) Thursday in the month, and at
other times on the call of the Project Manager, the Chairperson or a majority
of its members.
Chairperson of the Advisory Board will approve the date and place of
meetings, including subcommittee meetings, are open to the public and subject
to the requirements of the Nevada Open Meeting Law.
6.6 Article VI Minutes
Project Manager will designate a Division support staff to act as the recording
of Minutes – Minutes of the previous meeting will be transcribed and made
available for inspection by the public within 45-working days after the
adjournment of the meeting.
recording secretary will transcribe minutes from tape recording, notes taken at
meeting and from agenda exhibits.
a draft of minutes is prepared, they will be transmitted to members of the Advisory
Board for review prior to the next meeting.
C. Final approval of the minutes will be
made at the next Advisory Board meeting.
of each meeting of the Advisory Board are considered public record and will be
maintained in the Administrative Office of the Division.
6.7 Article VII Financial Reimbursement
1. While engaged in the business of the Advisory
Board, each appointed member of the Advisory Board, and each person appointed
to serve on a subcommittee is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and
travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally, if funding
is available for this purpose.
6.8 Article VIII Rules of Order
1. The Advisory Board will generally
follow, as a guide, the Roberts Rules of Order where such rules do not conflict
with these Bylaws.
A. There are 5-voting members of the Advisory
Board with each member having one vote.
B. A simple majority of the voting members
of the Advisory Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of all business.
C. A majority of the quorum present, in any
matter within the scope of their duties, is required for the determination of
any action to be taken.
D. Members may abstain from voting.
E. The Chairperson will count and announce
the results of the vote.
F. A vote is not effective until it is
announced and may be changed up to the time of the announcement.
G. If a roll call vote is made, the vote
will be recorded by the secretary with an indication of the names and vote of
each member present.
H. Proxy voting is prohibited.
to the Bylaws – The Bylaws may be amended or changed at any regular meeting
by a majority of the voting members of the Advisory Board, if the proposed
amendment or change was submitted, in writing, to members of the Advisory Board
and the Chairperson, at least 14-days before the meeting.