Businesses and Professions
§ 5-29-2 Board of examiners in podiatry
(a) There is created within the department of health, the Rhode Island board of
examiners in podiatry which shall be composed of the following members: four
(4) licensed podiatrists; one public member not associated with the podiatry or
medical field. The governor shall appoint the members of the board except prior
to appointing the four (4) podiatry members the governor shall submit a list of
all candidates to the appropriate podiatry societies for comments as to their
qualifications. When the board is first constituted, three (3) members shall be
appointed to a term of three (3) years, two (2) members shall be appointed to a
term of two (2) years, and subsequently, all members shall be appointed to
terms of three (3) years. No member shall be appointed for more than two (2)
consecutive full terms. A member appointed for less than a full term
(originally or to fill a vacancy) may serve two (2) full terms in addition to
that part of a full term, and a former member shall again be eligible for
appointment after a lapse of one or more years. Any member of the board may be
removed by the director of health after consultation with the governor for
neglect of duty, malfeasance in office after being given a written statement of
the charges against him or her and sufficient opportunity to be heard on the
charges. The board shall elect from its members a chairperson and vice
chairperson and secretary who shall serve for one year or until their
successors are appointed and qualified.
(b) The vice chairperson shall in the absence of the
chairperson exercise all powers of the chairperson.
(c) The board shall meet at least twice annually or more
often upon the call of the chairperson, director of health or administrator of
the division of professional regulation.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 274, § 2.)