4761.02 Respiratory care board.

The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint the Ohio respiratory care board, consisting of nine residents of this state. Five members of the board shall be respiratory care professionals who were engaged in or actively associated with the practice of respiratory care in this state for at least five years immediately preceding appointment.Two members shall be home medical equipment services providers with not less than five years of management experience in home medical equipment services prior to appointment. One member shall be a physician who has clinical training and experience in the management of pulmonary disease. One member shall represent the public. After the term of a member of the board expires or becomes vacant, the Ohio state medical association may submit to the governor the names of nominees for the board position to be filled by a physician. The board of directors of the Ohio society for respiratory care, inc., may recommend to the governor at least three persons for each board position to be filled by a respiratory care professional. The American lung association of Ohio may submit to the governor the names of nominees for the board position to be filled by a person representing the public. The Ohio association of medical equipment services may submit to the governor the names of nominees for the two board positions to be filled by home medical equipment services providers. The governor shall consider these nominees in making the appointments. Of the two additional members of the board to be appointed who are respiratory care professionals who were engaged in or actively associated with the practice of respiratory care in this state for at least five years immediately preceding appointment, one shall be appointed for a term ending the fourteenth day of March immediately following the date that is one year after the effective date of this amendment and one for a term ending on the fourteenth day of March immediately following the date that is two years after the effective date of this amendment. Of the initial two home medical equipment services providers appointed to the board, one shall be appointed for a term ending the fourteenth day of March immediately following the date that is one year after the effective date of this amendment and one for a term ending the fourteenth day of March immediately following the date that is two years after the effective date of this amendment. 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. A member shall serve subsequent to the expiration of the member's term until the member's successor is appointed and qualifies, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. Each member, before entering upon the duties of office, shall subscribe to and file with the secretary of state the oath of office required under Section 7 of Article XV, Ohio Constitution. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner prescribed for the regular appointments to the board and shall be limited to the unexpired terms. Members of the board may be reappointed. Annually, upon the qualification of the member or members appointed in that year, the Ohio respiratory care board shall organize and shall select from its members a president and secretary. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum to transact and vote on the business of the board. Each member of the board shall receive an amount fixed pursuant to division (J) of section 124.15 of the Revised Code for each day actually employed in the discharge of the member's duties. In addition, each member shall receive actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties. The board shall employ an executive director who shall be in the unclassified service of the state. The executive director shall assist the board in the administration and enforcement of this chapter and shall employ individuals as the board considers necessary to provide that assistance.

Cite as R.C. § 4761.02

History. Effective Date: 10-27-2000; 09-16-2004

Note: The amendment to this section by 129th General AssemblyFile No.10, SB 5, §1 was rejected by voters in the November, 2011 election.