2-15-1739. Board of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. (1) There is a board of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
(2) The board consists of five members who shall:
(a) be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate;
(b) have been residents of this state for at least 1 year immediately preceding their appointment; and
(c) have been engaged in rendering services to the public, teaching, or performing research in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology for at least 5 years immediately preceding their appointment.
(3) At least two members of the board shall be speech-language pathologists and at least two shall be audiologists, with the remaining member to be a public member who is a consumer of speech-language pathology or audiology services and who is not a licentiate of the board or of any other board within the department. All board members, except the public member, shall at all times be validly licensed in speech-language pathology or audiology.
(4) Appointments shall be for 3-year terms with no person eligible to serve more than two full consecutive terms. Terms begin on the first day of the calendar year and end on the last day of the calendar year.
(5) The board is allocated to the department for administrative purposes only as prescribed in 2-15-121.
History: En. 82A-1602.31 by Sec. 5, Ch. 543, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 82A-1602.31(part); amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 184, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 244, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 247, L. 1981; MCA 1979, 2-15-1615; redes. 2-15-1849 by Sec. 4, Ch. 274, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 413, L. 1989; Sec. 2-15-1849, MCA 1999; redes. 2-15-1739 by Sec. 221(2), Ch. 483, L. 2001.