The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a state board of optometry consisting of six nonmedical residents of this state, five of whom shall be persons actually engaged in the practice of optometry for five years preceding appointment and one of whom shall be a member of the public at least sixty years of age. Terms of office shall be five years, commencing on the twenty-sixth day of September and ending on the twenty-fifth day of September. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of the term. A member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of the member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. No person shall serve as a member for more than two terms.
Effective Date: 03-09-1999