SEC. 73-65-3. Professional Art Therapists Advisory Council established.
(1) There is created the Professional Art Therapists Advisory Council. The purpose of the council is to advise the State Board of Health on matters relating to the administration and interpretation of the provisions of this chapter. The council shall consist of three (3) members who are professional art therapists licensed pursuant to Section 73-65-7 and who have engaged in art therapy practice for at least five (5) years and two (2) members shall be family members of consumers of art therapy services. All council members shall be citizens of the United States and residents of Mississippi. The initial council members who are not family members of consumers shall meet requirements for licensure and be licensed within one (1) year after July 1, 2000. Beginning July 1, 2000, each council member who is not a family member of a consumer shall be licensed as an art therapist before appointment and shall be actively engaged in the practicing or teaching of art therapy. The initial council members shall be appointed by the board for the following terms: one (1) member shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year; one (1) member shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years; two (2) members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years; and one (1) member shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years. After the expiration of the initial terms, all subsequent members of the council shall be appointed by the board for terms of four (4) years.
(2) Members of the council shall receive no compensation or per diem for their service on the council, but may receive reimbursement for travel expenses incurred in attending council meetings, as provided in Section 25-3-41.
(3) The council shall elect annually from its membership a chairman and any other officers as necessary to carry out its duties. The council shall meet at least two (2) times each year. Additional meetings may be called by the chairman, upon the written request of at least two (2) members of the council. Three (3) council members shall constitute a quorum of the council.
SOURCE: Laws, 1998, Ch. 568, § 2, HB 1519, eff July 1, 1998, rep July 1, 2000. Reenacted and amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 489, Sec. 2, SB2075; Laws, 2002, ch. 420, § 2, HB 478; Reenacted without change, Laws, 2004, ch. 350, § 2, SB 2009, eff from and after June 30, 2004.
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