(1) The Oregon Medical Board consists of 12 members appointed by the Governor. Seven of the members shall be appointed from among persons having the degree of Doctor of Medicine, two from among persons having the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy and one from among persons having the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Of the seven members who hold the degree of Doctor of Medicine, there shall be at least one member appointed from each federal congressional district. In addition to the 10 named persons described, there shall be appointed two public members representing health consumers. All persons appointed must have been residents of this state for at least seven years. The physician members and the member who is a podiatric physician and surgeon must have been in the active practice of their profession for at least five years immediately preceding their appointment. Neither the public members nor any person within the immediate family of the public members shall be employed as a health professional or in any health-related industry. The public members shall be members of the investigative committee of the board.
(2) Not later than February 1 of each year, the Oregon Medical Association shall nominate three qualified physicians for each physician member of the board whose term expires in that year, and shall certify its nominees to the Governor. Not later than February 1 of each odd-numbered year, the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, Inc., shall nominate three physicians possessing the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy and shall certify its nominees to the Governor. Not later than February 1 of each third year, the Oregon Podiatric Medical Association shall nominate three podiatric physicians and surgeons possessing the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and shall certify its nominees to the Governor. The Governor shall consider these nominees in selecting successors to retiring board members.
(3) Each member of the board shall serve for a term of three years beginning on March 1 of the year the member is appointed and ending on the last day of February of the third year thereafter. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms. If a vacancy occurs on the board, another qualifying member possessing the same professional degree or fulfilling the same public capacity as the person whose position has been vacated shall be appointed as provided in this section to fill the unexpired term.
(4) All appointments of members of the board by the Governor are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 and 171.565. [1967 c.470 §43 (enacted in lieu of 677.230); 1971 c.650 §26; 1973 c.792 §33; 1979 c.388 §1; 1983 c.486 §28a; 1985 c.322 §4; 1989 c.830 §17; 1997 c.792 §23; 2005 c.760 §3; 2007 c.86 §1; 2007 c.349 §1]Section: Previous 677.210 677.215 677.220 677.225 677.228 677.230 677.232 677.235 677.240 677.250 677.255 677.257 677.259 677.260 677.261 Next
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