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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 1714)
  • § 1714. Powers and duties of the Board of Trustees

    Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the Board shall have all powers necessary and convenient for governing the Home, providing services to veterans and other residents, and otherwise performing its duties under this chapter, including the authority to:

    (1) Adopt policies, procedures, and bylaws regarding the operation of the Board and the operation and management of the Home.

    (2) Receive, hold, accept, manage, and convey any interest in real or personal property acquired by the Home by gift, grant, purchase, devise, or otherwise for the purpose of managing the Home and providing services to veterans and such members of their families as the Board deems proper, under such conditions and rules as the Board may adopt. Included within the powers granted by this subdivision, and notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, is the authority to apply and administer the real or personal property to further the purposes of the Home in accordance with the terms specified by gift, grant, or devise; provided, however, that in the absence of specified terms, the Board shall have the authority to apply and administer the property in the manner and for the purposes that the Board deems appropriate. Also included within the powers granted in this subdivision is the authority to hold title to the real property originally conveyed to the Trustees of the Soldiers Home in Vermont by the Trenor W. Park Home for Destitute Children and Women by quitclaim deed dated January 15, 1887, which shall be administered in the manner provided by the gift.

    (3) By written procedure, establish, revise, and collect charges for residential room and board. Charges collected under this subdivision shall be credited to special funds, established and administered pursuant to 32 V.S.A. chapter 7, subchapter 5, and shall be available to the Home to offset the cost of providing services.

    (4) Recommend for appointment by the Governor a licensed nursing home administrator to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Home. The Chief Executive Officer shall be appointed for an indefinite term and shall be subject to removal, after consultation with the Governor, upon a majority vote of the Board. The Chief Executive Officer shall be exempt from the State’s classified service.

    (5) Contract for professional services necessary and appropriate in a manner consistent with 3 V.S.A. chapter 14.

    (6) Contract for managerial and administrative services, provided the contract is reviewed and either renewed or renegotiated each year by the Board in a manner consistent with 3 V.S.A. chapter 14.

    (7) Contract with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs for services related to the purpose of the Home.

    (8) [Repealed.]

    (9) [Repealed.]

    (10) Establish committees of the Board as necessary for the efficient and effective operation of the Home.

    (11) Adopt rules in accordance with 3 V.S.A. chapter 25 for the purpose of administering the provisions of this chapter.

    (12) Admit and care for veterans and other residents whose admission does not interfere with the Board’s ability to serve its core mission of caring for veterans. No resident shall be admitted whose admission precludes federal funding or otherwise violates federal law or regulation governing the Vermont Veterans’ Home. (Added 2003, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 79, eff. June 8, 2004; amended 2013, No. 50, § E.342.1; 2013, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § E.342.3; 2017, No. 113 (Adj. Sess.), § 137.)