Charles Perry was the President and Chief Legislative Liaison of the Nevada Health Care Association and held this position with NVHCA from 2000 through 2012. Perry has been closely affiliated with the long term care profession in Nevada since 1975 when he came to Las Vegas as a founding partner of Quality Care, Inc. to oversee operations at the Vegas Valley Convalescent Hospital from 1975 to 1984. During this time, Perry was President of the NVHCA from 1976 to 1978. He then went on to chair the association’s Government Affairs Committee. In 1982, Perry was elected to the Nevada Legislature and served as an Assemblyman in the regular session in 1983 and the 1984 Special Session. In 1983, Perry and his association built the Henderson Convalescent Hospital. He joined the Henderson Chamber of Commerce in 1983.
From 1988 to 1992, Perry again served as President of the NVHCA. In 1991, he opened a major addition to the Henderson Convalescent Hospital. “The most important issue is to capitalize and retain Medicaid payment rates and keep the budget intact. For many years there has been no increase in Medicaid per diems, or only a one or two percent increase to offset inflation, leaving the care standards higher than the financed standards”, said Perry. Charles has been very active in the Henderson Chamber of Commerce since 1983, serving on Executive Board as Treasurer- twice elected to 3 terms on HCC Board.
A Member of the HCC Legislative Committee since 1987 he has served as Chair since 1999. He is also a Charter Board Member of the Chamber’s Political Action Committee, IMPAC, and currently sits on the Perry Foundation Board. He is a Charter Member of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC) and Co-Champion of the SNMIC Legislative and Regulatory Task Force as well as a Board Member of Workforce Connections, formerly known as Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board.