SEC. 73-57-13. Powers of board.
The board, with the advice of the council, may:
(a) Adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the law as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter. Rules and regulations shall be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Law of the State of Mississippi.
(b) Employ such personnel as necessary to perform the functions of the board.
(c) Establish licensure requirements and procedures as deemed appropriate.
(d) Secure the services of resource consultants as deemed necessary by the board. Resource consultants shall receive travel and other necessary expenses, consistent with state laws and policies, incurred while engaged in consultative service to the board.
(e) Enter into agreements or contracts, consistent with state law, with outside organizations for the purpose of developing, administering, grading and/or reporting the results of licensing examinations. Such groups shall be capable of meeting the standards of the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies, or its equivalent. The licensing examinations shall be validated and nationally recognized as testing respiratory care competencies.
SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 500, Sec. 7, eff from and after July 1, 1991.