The ESRD Network Board of Directors oversees and manages the operations of each of the ESRD Network contracts with the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (“CMS”). The ESRD Network Board of Directors assures that each contract is effectively managed in accordance with the contract requirements and ensures strict adherence to corporate compliance and financial management policies and procedures.
The ESRD Network Board of Directors may have up to twenty (20) members who either practice or reside within a state served by the Networks and is comprised of the following:
- Pediatric Nephrology;
- Vascular Access;
- Social Work;
- Technical expertise in renal care;
- Administration; and
- Any other subject matter expert(s) as determined by the ESRD Network Board of Directors
The members of the ESRD Network Board of Directors, other than the Chairs of each MRB who serve ex officio, are nominated by individuals affiliated with the Corporation and selected by the Network Coordinating Council members of the Networks in the fall of each calendar year. All ESRD Network Board of Directors nominations are provided to the Governance Committee. The Governance Committee prepares a slate of qualified ESRD Network Board of Directors nominees for each category of ESRD Network Board of Directors membership, giving consideration to individual qualifications and appropriate geographical representation, for approval by the Board of Trustees. An informational summary of all selected nominees is prepared and mailed to each member of the Network Coordinating Councils not later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the calendar year. The ESRD Network Board of Directors nominees receiving the most votes in each category are elected. Approximately 33% of the Board of Directors membership is elected each year. All members of the ESRD Network Board of Directors serve for three (3) year terms of office. Members may not serve more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms on the ESRD Network Division Board of Directors.
Network Board of Directors members are not compensated for their service.