(a) The board may employ investigators, attorneys, agents, and any other employees and assistants to aid in the administration and enforcement of the duties of the board. The board may request assistance from the Attorney General, district attorneys, or other prosecuting attorneys of this state in the various circuits and counties. All prosecuting attorneys throughout the state shall assist the board, upon request of either, in any action for injunction or any prosecution without charge or additional compensation.
(b) The board may employ consultants to render professional services such as, but not limited to, reviewing records and providing expert testimony in contested cases to aid the board in carrying out its lawful responsibilities. Consultants shall be compensated for professional services at rates established by the board by rule. In addition, consultants shall be reimbursed for actual reasonable expenses for travel, lodging, meals, long distance telephone expense, and other expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the consultant's professional services.
Last modified: May 3, 2021