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      RS 37:3061     



§3061. Board of Electrolysis Examiners

            A.(1)(a) The State Board of Electrolysis Examiners shall be composed of six members, all to be appointed by the governor to serve at his pleasure.

            (b) Four members shall be licensed electrologists who have been engaged in the practice of electrology for at least five years prior to their appointment and shall be appointed from a list of names as follows:

            (i) Two shall be appointed from a list of four names submitted by the Louisiana Electrologist Association.

            (ii) Two shall be appointed from a list of four names submitted by the Regional Electrologists Association of Louisiana.

            (c) One member shall be appointed from a list of three physicians licensed to practice medicine in this state recommended by the Louisiana State Medical Society, subject to the provisions of Subparagraph (2)(b) of this Subsection.

            (d) One consumer who shall be selected from the state at large. The consumer member may apply directly to the office of the governor.

            (2)(a) If the governor determines that the nominees of the Louisiana Electrologist Association, the Regional Electrologists Association of Louisiana, or of the Louisiana State Medical Society are not suitable, he may decline to appoint from the list submitted and shall call upon the association or the society to nominate an additional list of persons.

            (b) He may repeat such call until a list containing a qualified person or persons meeting his approval is submitted. If the Louisiana State Medical Society does not submit a list of physicians to the governor within thirty days of any such request, the governor may appoint an additional nominee of either the Louisiana Electrologist Association or the Regional Electrologists Association of Louisiana in lieu of the licensed physician.

            (c) 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.

            (3) Members serving on the board shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and take office.

            (4) Members of the board shall be residents of this state.

            B. No member of the board shall have any direct or indirect financial interest in the manufacture or sale of equipment or supplies used in the practice of electrology, nor shall any member have any connection with the management or ownership of a school of electrology or electrologist apprenticeship program.

            C. Each member of the board shall receive a per diem fixed by the board at not more than fifty dollars per day for each day in actual attendance at its meetings. Each member shall be reimbursed for his actual travel, clerical, and incidental expenses necessarily incurred while engaged in the discharge of his official duties as determined by the board. The per diem and expenses shall be paid out of the monies credited to the board as provided by R.S. 37:3072(B).

            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.

            Added by Acts 1979, No. 748, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980. Acts 1984, No. 942, §1; Acts 1993, No. 819, §1; Acts 2001, No. 792, §1; Acts 2018, No. 515, §2.

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