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. All seven 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; however, the initial members required to be chiropractors shall be persons who are eligible to be licensed under the provisions of this Chapter.

           (2) The initial members shall be appointed within thirty days after July 31, 1974, to serve for terms of one, two, three, and four years, as designated by the governor at the time of appointment. Thereafter, the terms of members shall be four years each or until the successor of each member takes office.

           B. Every chiropractor appointed to the board after the initial appointments shall be a licensed chiropractor under the provisions of this Chapter.

           C. 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.

           D. 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.

           E. 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.

           F. 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 moneys credited to the board as provided by R.S. 37:2809(B).

           G. 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.