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      RS 37:1263     

  

§1263. Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners; membership; qualifications; appointment; removal; terms

            A. The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners is hereby created within the Louisiana Department of Health and is subject to the provisions of R.S. 36:803.

            B. Beginning on January 1, 2017, the board shall consist of seven voting members, all appointed by the governor and subject to Senate confirmation as follows:

             (1) Two members from a list of names submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society. One of the members so appointed shall practice in a parish or municipality with a population of less than twenty thousand people.

            (2) One member from a list of names submitted by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at Shreveport.

            (3) One member from a list of names submitted by the Tulane Medical School.

             (4) Two members from a list submitted by the Louisiana Medical Association.

             (5) One member from a list submitted by the Louisiana Academy of Family Practice Physicians.

            C. Each physician member of the board shall at the time of appointment:

            (1) Be a resident of this state for not less than six months.

            (2) Be currently licensed and in good standing to engage in the practice of medicine in this state.

            (3) Be actively engaged in the practice of medicine in this state.

            (4) Have five years of experience in the practice of medicine in this state after licensure.

            (5) Have not been convicted of a felony.

            (6) Have not been placed on probation by the board.

            D.(1) The governor shall appoint the members of the board in accordance with other provisions of this Section and the state constitution.

            (2) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board for any reason, including expiration of term, removal, resignation, death, disability, or disqualification, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

            (3) Each member of the board appointed to fill a vacancy occurring by death, resignation, inability to act, or other cause, shall serve for the remainder of the term of his predecessor.

            E.(1) A board member may be removed upon one or more of the following grounds:

            (a) The refusal or inability for any reason to perform his duties as a member of the board in an efficient, responsible, and professional manner.

            (b) The misuse of office to obtain personal, pecuniary, or material gain or advantage for himself or another through such office.

            (c) The violation of the laws governing the practice of medicine.

            (2) Removal of a member of the board shall be in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act or other applicable laws.

            (3) The governor may remove any member of the board for good cause.

            F. Except as provided in Paragraph (D)(3) of this Section, members of the board shall be appointed for a term of four years, beginning on July first of the year in which the appointment is made. No member shall serve more than three consecutive terms.

            Acts 1975, No. 350, §1. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 684, §14; Acts 1979, No. 433, §1; Acts 1999, No. 497, §2; Acts 2016, No. 584, §1; Acts 2017, No. 162, §1, eff. June 12, 2017.



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