SEC. 41-3-1. Organization of the state board of health.
(1) The present members of the State Board of Health shall continue to serve until July 1, 1980, whereupon the board shall be reconstituted as follows:
There is hereby created the State Board of Health which shall consist of thirteen (13) members, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, as hereinafter set forth: two (2) of whom shall be from each congressional district as constituted on January 1, 1980, and three (3) of whom shall be from the state at large. The members so appointed shall either be engaged professionally in rendering health services or shall be consumers of health services who have no financial interest in any provider thereof. All appointees shall be persons knowledgeable in at least one (1) of the matters of jurisdiction of the board.
(2) The original appointments of the reconstituted board shall be made no later than June 30, 1980, for terms to begin on July 1, 1980. The Governor shall designate the initial terms of the members of the board as follows: Four (4) members shall be appointed for a term which expires July 1, 1982; four (4) members shall be appointed for a term which expires July 1, 1984; and five (5) members shall be appointed for a term which expires July 1, 1986. Thereafter, all succeeding appointments shall be for terms of six (6) years from the expiration of the previous term. Vacancies in office shall be filled by appointment of the Governor in the same manner as the appointment to the position which becomes vacant, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate at the next regular session of the Legislature. An appointment to fill a vacancy other than by expiration of a term of office shall be for the balance of the unexpired term.
SOURCES: Codes, 1892, § 2267; Laws, 1906, § 2482; Hemingway's 1917, § 4831; Laws, 1930, § 4868; Laws, 1942, § 7024; Laws, 1926, ch. 310; Laws, 1960, ch. 351, § 1; Laws, 1966, ch. 456, § 1; Laws, 1972, ch. 336, § 1; Laws, 1977, ch. 377; Laws, 1980, ch. 465, § 1; reenacted without change, 1982, ch. 494, § 1; reenacted, 1990, ch. 568, § 1; reenacted without change, 1994, ch. 462, § 1; reenacted, 1995, ch. 363, § 1; reenacted without change, Laws, 2001, ch. 420, § 1, SB 2211, eff from and after June 30, 2001.
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