(A) There is hereby created the state board of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics, consisting of seven members who shall be residents of this state and appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. One member shall be an orthotist licensed under this chapter; one member shall be a prosthetist licensed under this chapter; two members shall be licensed under this chapter as either an orthotist or prosthetist, or as an orthotist and prosthetist; one member shall be a pedorthist licensed under this chapter; one member shall be an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery or podiatry; and one member shall be a representative of the public who is a consumer of orthotic or prosthetic goods and services.
(B) Within ninety days after the effective date of this section, the governor shall make initial appointments to the board. Of the initial appointments made, three shall be for terms ending two years after the effective date of this section, three shall be for terms ending three years after the effective date of this section, and one shall be for a term ending four years after the effective date of this section. Thereafter, terms of office shall be for three years, with each term ending on the same day of the same month as the term that it succeeds. Each board member shall hold office from the date of appointment until the end of the term for which the member was appointed, except that a member shall continue in office after the expiration date of a member's term until the member's successor takes office, or until a period of sixty days has elapsed, whichever occurs first. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration date of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall hold office for the remainder of that term. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.
Effective Date: 10-27-2000