(A) There is hereby created the state board of sanitarian registration. The board shall consist of the director of health or his designated representative, the director of environmental protection or his designated representative, and five members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member appointed by the governor shall be a registered sanitarian; however, the initial five members appointed by the governor shall be persons who meet the education and experience requirements of section 4736.08 of the Revised Code for registration as sanitarians. Of the five members appointed by the governor, at least one and not more than two shall be employees of a general health district; at least one and not more than two shall be employees of a city health district; and at least one and not more than two shall be employed in private industry. Not more than one member may be employed by a university and not more than one member may be employed by an agency or department of the state. Within ninety days of the effective date of this section, the governor shall make initial appointments to the board. Of the initial appointments, two shall be for terms ending one year after the effective date of this section; two shall be for terms ending two years after that effective date; and one shall be for a term ending three years after that effective date. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for three years, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as did the term which it succeeds. 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. The governor may remove any member of the board for malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance after an adjudication hearing in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 08-15-1977 .