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      RS 37:3201     


§3201. Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners; method of appointment; qualifications of members

            A. There is hereby created within the Louisiana Department of Health the Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners which shall carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of this Chapter, subject to the provisions of R.S. 36:803.

            B.(1) The board shall consist of eleven members appointed by the governor of whom:

            (a) Four shall be radiologic technologists selected from a list submitted by the Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists.

            (b) Three shall be hospital administrators, each of whom shall be currently employed by a hospital, selected from a list of nine names submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association.

            (c) Three shall be radiologists selected from a list of nine names submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society; and

            (d) One shall be a consumer member selected from the state at large.

            (2) Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation. The governor shall ensure that his appointments demonstrate race, gender, ethnic, and geographical diversity.

            C. Radiological members of the board shall be licensed pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter and shall be residents of the state who have been actively practicing in their fields for not less than five years.

            D.(1) The consumer member of the board 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.

            (2) 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.

            E. Each hospital administrator appointed to the board pursuant to Subsection B of this Section shall remain employed by a hospital for the duration of his membership on the board. Any hospital administrator who ceases to be employed by a hospital shall be ineligible to serve on the board and shall immediately resign therefrom. If such member fails to resign, the board shall, at its next meeting, remove such member by a vote of a majority of its members.

            Acts 1984, No. 485, §1. Acts 1986, No. 1039, §1, eff. July 17, 1986; Acts 1992, No. 841, §1; Acts 2018, No. 515, §2.

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