(A) There is hereby created the Ohio optical dispensers board, consisting of nine members:
(1) Five dispensing opticians, at least one of whom shall be a contact lens dispensing optician and at least one of whom shall be a spectacle dispensing optician, licensed under sections 4725.48 to 4725.51 of the Revised Code, except as otherwise provided in this division;
(2) One physician licensed by the state medical board who engages in the practice of ophthalmology;
(3) One optometrist licensed by the state board of optometry;
(4) Two members of the public who have no direct financial interest in or any other interest in the provision of optical aids or the performance of optical dispensing services. At least one of these members of the public shall be at least sixty years of age. The initial dispensing optician members of the board shall meet the criteria for licensure as licensed dispensing opticians specified in section 4725.47 of the Revised Code.
(B) The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall make appointments to the board. Terms of office shall be for five years, each term commencing on the twenty-third day of March and ending on the twenty-second day of March. Each member of the board shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he was appointed, except that if a successor member has not been appointed by the end of the term, the member shall continue in office until such appointment. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. Any vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a member's term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term of the predecessor member of the board.
Effective Date: 07-24-1990