Two must be audiologists licensed under this chapter.
Two must be speech-language pathologists licensed under this chapter.
One must be a person licensed to practice medicine who also holds board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Two must be members of the public who are not:
Otherwise eligible for appointment to the board; or
A spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of an audiologist, speech-language pathologist or a person licensed to practice medicine who also holds board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology.
(a) Board members required to be licensed audiologists or licensed speech-language pathologists may be selected by the Governor from a list of three to five nominees for each vacancy, submitted by:
Any professional organization representing audiologists, if the vacancy on the board is for an audiologist position; or
Any professional organization representing speech-language pathologists, if the vacancy on the board is for a speech-language pathologist position.
In selecting the members of the board, the Governor shall strive to balance the representation on the board according to:
Geographic areas of this state; and
(a) The term of office of each member is three years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
A board member shall be removed immediately from the board if, during the member’s term, the member:
Is not a resident of this state;
Has been absent from three consecutive board meetings, unless at least one absence is excused;
Is not a licensed audiologist or a retired audiologist who was a licensed audiologist whose license was in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as an audiologist; or
Is not a licensed speech-language pathologist or a retired speech-language pathologist who was a licensed speech-language pathologist whose license was in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a speech-language pathologist. [Formerly 694.445; 1985 c.64 §7; 1995 c.280 §16; 2005 c.698 §16; 2009 c.535 §16; 2009 c.756 §43a]