4731.01 State medical board.

The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint a state medical board consisting of twelve members, eight of whom shall be physicians and surgeons licensed to practice in Ohio. Seven members of the board shall hold the degree of doctor of medicine. Terms of office of members holding the degree of doctor of medicine shall be for five years, commencing on the nineteenth day of March and ending on the eighteenth day of March, except that upon expiration of the term ending March 18, 1976, the new term which succeeds it shall end on March 18, 1982; upon expiration of the term which ends on March 14, 1977, the new term which succeeds it shall end on March 18, 1983; upon expiration of the term ending June 16, 1978, the new term which succeeds it shall end on March 18, 1985; and upon expiration of the two terms ending on March 18, 1980, one of the terms which succeeds them shall end on March 18, 1986, and the other succeeding term shall end on March 18, 1987. One member shall hold the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine. The first term of office for the member holding the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine shall begin December 28, 1975, and shall be for seven years. Each succeeding term shall be for five years. One member of the board shall hold the degree of doctor of osteopathy. The term of office for the member holding the degree of doctor of osteopathy shall be for five years, commencing on the twenty-sixth day of April and ending on the twenty-fifth day of April. One member of the board shall represent the interests of consumers. Two additional members shall represent the interests of consumers and shall not be a member of, or associated with, a health care provider or profession. At least one of the consumer members shall be at least sixty years of age. The terms of office for the consumer members shall be for five years, commencing on the first day of August and ending on the thirty-first day of July. Each member shall hold office from the date of his appointment until the end of the term for which he was appointed. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of such term. Any member shall continue in office subsequent to the expiration date of his term until his successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

Effective Date: 07-24-1990