The board of nursing shall appoint an executive director, who shall be a registered nurse of this state with at least five years experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, shall be a resident of this state during the term of appointment, and shall not be a member of the board at the time of appointment or during the term of appointment. The board shall meet at such times and places as it may direct and provide in its rules. The president may call special meetings, and the executive director shall call special meetings upon the written request of two or more board members. The board shall provide itself with a seal. The president and executive director may administer oaths. The executive director is the chief administrative officer of the board and shall serve as a full time employee of the board and shall be entitled to attend all meetings of the board except meetings concerning the appointment and terms of employment of the executive director. The term of the executive director shall be one year commencing on the first day of January. The executive director shall receive necessary expenses in addition to salary. The executive director shall give a surety bond to the state in such sum as the board requires, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of executive director. The executive director is an appointing authority as defined in section 124.01 of the Revised Code, and may appoint such nursing education consultants, nursing practice consultants, investigative personnel, and any additional employees for professional, clerical, and special work necessary to carry out the board's functions and with the board's approval, may establish standards for the conduct of employees.
Effective Date: 06-14-1988