ORS 684.130
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners


There is established the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). All members of the board must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:


Five must be chiropractors; and


Two must be members of the public who are not chiropractors or a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a chiropractor.



Board members required to be chiropractors may be selected by the Governor from a list of three to five nominees for each vacancy, submitted by any professional organization representing chiropractors.


The chiropractor members must have practiced chiropractic in this state for five years prior to appointment.


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


Ethnic group.



Annually, upon the expiration of the term of any member of the board, the Governor shall appoint one or more qualified persons to the board to serve for a period of three years. A member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year. If a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board for any reason, 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; or


Is not a licensed chiropractor or a retired chiropractor who was a licensed chiropractor in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a chiropractor. [Amended by 1971 c.650 §33; 1973 c.792 §39; 1975 c.492 §10; 1991 c.892 §8; 1997 c.264 §11; 2007 c.618 §7; 2009 c.535 §19; 2009 c.756 §52]

Attorney General Opinions

Incurring and payment of expenses in excess of expenditure limitation, (1974) Vol 36, p 845


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