The chiropractic examining board is hereby renamed the state chiropractic board. Any reference in the Revised Code to the chiropractic examining board means the state chiropractic board. The board shall assume and exercise all of the duties conferred on it by this chapter concerning the practice of chiropractic, chiropractors, and the regulation thereof. Members of the board shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The board shall be composed of four chiropractors and a fifth member representing the public. The public member shall not be connected in any manner, other than as a chiropractic patient, with any chiropractor or chiropractic practice or any entity that routinely engages in business with members of the chiropractic profession. Each professional member, at the time of appointment, shall be engaged in full-time practice in this state and shall have been licensed by the board for at least five years. Terms of office shall be for four years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as did the term it succeeds. Each member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which appointed. No individual shall serve for more than two full terms. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided for original appointments. 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 that 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.
Effective Date: 04-10-2001 .