TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-40.1
Occupational Therapy

SECTION 5-40.1-4


§ 5-40.1-4 Board of occupational therapy – Practice – Creation – Composition – Appointment and term of members – Meetings – Vacancies.

(a) There is created within the division of professional regulation in the department of health a board of occupational therapy practice. The board shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the director of the department of health with the approval of the governor. Three (3) members shall be licensed occupational therapists; one member shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state; and one member shall be a consumer.

(b) The director of the department of health, with the approval of the governor, within sixty (60) days following May 11, 1984, shall appoint one board member for a term of one year; two (2) for a term of two (2) years; and two (2) for a term of three (3) years. Appointments made thereafter shall be for three (3) year terms, but no person shall be appointed to serve more than two (2) consecutive terms. Terms shall begin on the first day of the calendar year and end on the last day of the calendar year or until successors are appointed, except for the first appointed members who shall serve through the last calendar day of the year in which they are appointed, before commencing the terms prescribed by this section.

(c) The board shall meet during the first month of each calendar year to select a chairperson and for other purposes. At least one additional meeting shall be held before the end of each calendar year. Other meetings may be convened at the call of the chairperson, the administrator of professional regulation, or upon the written request of any two (2) board members. A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for all purposes.

(d) In the event of a vacancy in one of the positions, the director of the department of health, with the approval of the governor, may appoint a person to fill the unexpired term.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 356, § 1.)