Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board
(1)There is created the Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board, which shall carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of this chapter. The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. Five members shall be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, surgery and dentistry in this state. Two members shall be public members. One member shall be a certified veterinary technician.
(2)All members of the board must be residents of this state. A public member may not be a person licensed under this chapter or a person who has a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling who is licensed under this chapter.
(3)A statewide professional association for veterinarians may submit a list of suggested nominees for appointment to veterinarian and public member positions on the board. A statewide professional association for veterinary technicians may submit a list of suggested nominees for appointment to veterinary technician and public member positions on the board. In making appointments to the board, the Governor shall give consideration to the nominees suggested by an association. To the extent practicable, the Governor shall attempt to make board appointments that are broadly representative of the geographic and cultural diversity of the state.
(4)Any appointments to fill vacancies by reason of death, resignation or removal shall be made by the Governor for the residue of the term of the retiring member. All appointments of members of the board by the Governor are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).
(5)Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent assistance being rendered by the executive director of the board in any hearing called by it.
(6)Pursuant to ORS chapter 183 the board may adopt rules necessary for the administration of this chapter. [Amended by 1953 c.624 §9; 1967 c.334 §3; 1971 c.650 §35; 1973 c.792 §41; 1975 c.619 §6; 1985 c.112 §6; 1987 c.651 §7; 1995 c.79 §346; 2003 c.163 §1; 2009 c.756 §61]
Section 686.210 — Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board; rules,