Community Advisory Council charter
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) ensures that the integrated healthcare needs of Benton, Lincoln, and Linn County InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO) members and their communities are effectively and efficiently addressed.
To learn more about the purpose and responsibilities of the CAC, read its charter (updated Apr. 17, 2014).
Summary of recent updates
At its April meeting, the IHN-CCO Board of Directors approved changes to the CAC charter. The changes include:
- Deleted references to Regional CAC as there is only one CAC and it is regional.
- Changed Governing Board to its proper name: Board of Directors.
- Where Representatives were occasionally referred to as Members, these were changes to Representatives to create consistency, to highlight that the role is one of community representation, and to distinguish from OHP/IHN-CCO membership.
- Added information about IHN-CCO and their relationship to the CAC.
- Broke out the legislative language from what the CAC added to its roles and returned the legislative language to the original wording.
- Changed Vice-chair name to Liaison to more closely represent the role and made role clarifications.
- Added “Becoming familiar with the IHN-CCO’s structure…”etc.
- Deleted proxy voting and secret ballot options.
- Added a values statement. This values statement was approved by the Communication Coordination Workgroup with the idea that it might be put into “plain language” for the CHIP, however the CHARTER doesn’t pretend to use plain language; and the values statement fits well.
- REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION
- Changed this to accurately reflect the actual process
- Changed generic name of local committees from Coordinated Health Care Advisory Committee to CAC Local Advisory Committees. Local committees may choose their own names, so long as they are not referred to as a CAC.
- Added a Vice-Chair elected position to the CAC with the purpose of facilitating meetings if the Chair is unavailable and supporting the Chair, as needed.
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Removed Ex officios from Executive Committee (EC) and clarified the EC’s role (because the Communication Coordination Subcommittee takes care of that need and an EC should be composed only of Council officers). See also ATTENDANCE section and Communication Coordination Subcommittee under WORKGROUPs & SUBCOMMITTEES
- Added language that CAC Coordinator supports this group’s work.
- SUBCOMMITTES & WORKGROUPS
- Communication Coordination Subcommittee added as a standing subcommittee
- Added to workgroup language: The purpose of a workgroup is to work intensively on a project of limited duration in order to create a recommendation to the CAC. A section was added about this and it includes clarifying language that allows non-CAC Representatives to be appointed to workgroups. Workgroups do not make final recommendations. Their recommendations are sent to the CAC. Non-CAC Representatives make recommendations to the CAC based on their experience and area of expertise in areas of systems delivery, quality management, operations, etc.
- TERM LENGTH & LIMITS
- Removed language around the first set of CAC Representatives appointments.
- Added language around consecutive terms, reapplication, and term limits.
- RESIGNATION AND DISMISSAL
- Added language around Representative recommendation to remove a CAC Representative for failure to fulfill duties of the Charter.
- Added language around dismissing a Liaison (formerly known as Vice-chair) for failure to perform.
- LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES & LIAISONS
- Changed name of Vice-chair to Liaison to properly reflect their role and added clarifying language around the Liaison role. Added term length. Changed language to allow Local Committee members to vote in Liaison elections.
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- Added this section.
- Added Issue Brief to this area.
- ATTENDANCE (pp. 7-8)
- Changed attendance requirements around “excused” absences, number of absences allowed, and strengthened requirement to attend local committee meetings. This language allows for flexibility at the discretion of the Executive Committee, but invests the Executive Committee with the ability to either correct participation issues or recommend dismissal from Council.