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      RS 37:2802     


§2802. Board of chiropractic examiners

            A.(1) The Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners is hereby created within the Louisiana Department of Health and is subject to the provisions of R.S. 36:803. The board shall be composed of seven members who shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Six members shall be chiropractors licensed under the provisions of this Chapter, who have been continuously engaged in the practice of chiropractic in this state for at least five years, and one member shall be a consumer.

            (2) The consumer member of the board shall be selected from the state at large and shall possess all of the following qualifications:

            (a) Is a citizen of the United States and has been a resident of Louisiana for at least one year immediately prior to appointment.

            (b) Has attained the age of majority.

            (c) Has never been licensed by any of the licensing boards identified in R.S. 36:259(A), nor shall he have a spouse who has ever been licensed by a board identified in R.S. 36:259(A).

            (d) Has never been convicted of a felony.

            (e) Does not have and has never had a material financial interest in the healthcare profession.

            (3) The consumer member shall be a full voting member of the board with all rights and privileges conferred on board members, except that the consumer member shall not participate in the grading of individual examinations.

            B. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the board, except by expiration of the term, shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided in Subsection A of this Section.

            C. The governor may remove any member for misconduct, incompetence or neglect of duty, after he has given the member a written statement of the charges against him and has afforded him an opportunity to be heard.

            D. The governor shall issue each member a certificate of appointment. Within thirty days after the date of his appointment and before commencing the discharge of his duties, each member shall subscribe to the oath for public officials, which shall be deposited with the secretary of state as provided by law.

            E. Each member of the board shall receive compensation fixed by the board at not more than fifty dollars per day for each day in attendance upon its sessions. Each member of the board shall be reimbursed for his actual travel, clerical and incidental expenses necessarily incurred while engaged in the discharge of his official duties. Such compensation and expenses shall be paid out of the monies credited to the board as provided by R.S. 37:2809(B).

            F. A board member's seat shall be recognized as vacant after the member is absent from three consecutive official board meetings without reason if recommended to the governor by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the board to consider the removal of such absent board member from the board.

            Added by Acts 1974, No. 39, §1. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 268, §1; Acts 1977, No. 684, §29; Acts 1986, No. 231, §1; Acts 2001, No. 375, §2; Acts 2018, No. 206, §3; Acts 2018, No. 515, §2.

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