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      RS 37:3703     

  

§3703. Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board

            A. There is hereby created within the Louisiana Department of Health the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board which shall be subject to the provisions of R.S. 36:803.

            B.(1) The board shall consist of five behavior analysts who shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association, and who shall be confirmed by the Senate.

            (2) The five behavior analysts shall become licensed once this Chapter becomes effective.

            (3) Members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. A vacancy in an unexpired term shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.

            (4)(a) The first two appointments to the initial board shall each serve a term of four years, and such positions on the board shall be four-year terms.

            (b) The third and fourth appointments to the initial board shall each serve a term of three years, and such positions on the board shall be three-year terms.

            (c) The fifth appointment to the initial board shall serve a term of five years, and such position on the board shall be a five-year term.

            (5) If there is a vacancy, the appointment to complete the term shall follow the same process to appoint members to the board.

            (6) No member of the board shall serve more than two consecutive complete terms on the board.

            (7) The State Board of Examiners of Psychologists shall appoint a member to serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the board.

            C. The board shall convene its first meeting no later than October 1, 2013. At this meeting, the board shall elect from among its membership a chairman and vice chairman.

            D. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business. The ex officio member shall not be considered for the purpose of establishing a quorum.

            E. The board shall meet at least quarterly. The board shall meet at the call of the chairman or at the request of at least three members.

            F. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attendance at meetings and other official business of the board.

            Acts 2013, No. 351, §2.



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