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Virtual Board Meetings: Tips for Health Center Boards (English/Spanish)

Resource Topic: Emerging Issues, Governance, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, COVID-19.

Keywords: Infectious Diseases.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors

Language: English and Spanish

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This short blog focuses on tips health centers can use if quickly adopting virtual meetings or increasing their use of such meetings given COVID-19.

Resource Details: Health center boards must hold monthly meetings1 with a quorum present.2 Given limitations on public gatherings and recommendations regarding social distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic, virtual meetings are currently recommended for health center boards. HRSA addressed this question in its own FAQ document available here. HRSA’s response is as follows: “…as indicated in the Health Center Program Compliance Manual, where geography or other circumstances make monthly, in-person participation in board meetings burdensome, health centers may conduct monthly meetings by telephone or other means of electronic communication where all parties can both listen and speak to all other parties.”

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