State Board of Senior Services (To be repealed by SB 843 in 2018)

P. O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-6001
Fax: (573)-751-6041


Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 192.2030

Department: Health and Senior Services


Function: The Board of Senior Services reviews and advises on the rules and regulations impacting senior services promulgated by the Department of Health and Senior Services; advises the Director on the formulation of the departments' proposed budget, and planning for and operation of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

SubCommittees: None

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Minimum 4 meetings, additional meetings held as necessary.

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 4 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1-2 hours

Total time commitment: 20+ hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 4 years; one reappointment allowed

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $25 for attendance of each meeting and reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 person must be in the field of gerontology; 1 person must be a physician with expertise in geriatrics; 1 person shall have experience in nutrition; 1 person shall have expertise in rehabilitation services of persons with disabilities; 1 person shall have expertise in mental health issues; the remaining 2 persons shall have special interest in gerontology or disability-related issues, including senior services.

Political Requirements: Yes, not more than 4 members may be members of the same party.

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Ms. Ann R. Bannes(D)
Expertise in Rehabilitation
St. Louis
Term begins: Apr 20, 2006
Term expires: Aug 30, 2009

Dr. Carol A. Gosselink(D)
Term begins: Mar 31, 2008
Term expires: Aug 30, 2010

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Mental Health Expert

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Nutrition Expertise

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Physician with expertise in Geriatrics

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Public Interest 1

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Public Interest 2