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ABC Model Practice Act

January 2015

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Section 6. Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics

(a) There is established a Board of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, which shall consist of six voting members to be appointed by the Director. At least three members shall be practicing licensed orthotists, licensed prosthetists or licensed pedorthists. These members may be licensed in more than one discipline and their appointments must equally represent all three disciplines. At least two members shall be a member of the public preferably who is a consumer of orthotic, prosthetic or pedorthic professional services. 

(b) Each member of the Board shall serve a term of three years, except that of the initial appointments to the Board: two members shall be appointed for one year, two members shall be appointed for two years and two members shall be appointed for three years. Each member shall hold office and execute his or her Board responsibilities until the qualification and appointment of his or her successor. No member of the Board shall serve more than eight consecutive years or two full terms, whichever is greater.

(c) The Board shall annually elect a chairperson and vice chairperson who shall be licensed under this Act.

(d) Members of the Board shall receive as compensation a reasonable sum as determined by the Director for each day actually engaged in the duties of the office and shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in performing the duties of the office.

(e) A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of Board members currently appointed.

(f) The Director may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which, in the opinion of the Director, reasonably justifies termination, which may include, but is not limited to, a Board member who has an unexcused absence at two consecutive meetings.

(g) Membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.