§ 5-19.1-3 State board of pharmacy Creation Membership Oath Vacancies.
(a) Within the department of health, there shall be a board of pharmacy, consisting of nine (9) individuals, residents of the state of Rhode Island, one of whom shall be a registered pharmacist who is currently employed in the department of pharmacy at a hospital corporation in the state of Rhode Island during his or her term of appointment; two (2) of whom shall be actively engaged in the practice of independent retail pharmacy; two (2) of whom shall be representatives of the Rhode Island drug chain stores; two (2) of whom shall be actively engaged in any field of pharmacy practice; and two (2) of whom shall be from the public. All members, except the public members, shall be registered pharmacists and shall have been a licensed pharmacist for five (5) consecutive years in the state of Rhode Island immediately prior to appointment.
(b) Members of the board shall hold office for a term of three (3) years. Appointment of members shall occur as individual appointments expire, such that the composition of the board will not be altered. All appointments shall be made by the director of health with the approval of the governor.
(c) No person who has been appointed to and served for three (3) full consecutive three (3) year terms shall be eligible for appointment to the board.
(d) Each member shall qualify by taking the usual oath of a state officer, which shall be filed with the secretary of state, and each member shall hold office for the term of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
In the case of the resignation or disqualification of a member, or a vacancy occurring from any cause, the director shall appoint a successor for the unexpired term.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 60, § 2; P.L. 2008, ch. 374, § 1.)