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  191.400.  State board of health and senior services — appointment — terms — qualifications — limitation on other employment, exception — vacancies — compensation — meetings. — 1.  There is hereby created a "State Board of Health and Senior Services" which shall consist of nine members, who shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate.  No member of the state board of health and senior services shall hold any other office or employment under the state of Missouri other than in a consulting status relevant to the member's professional status, licensure or designation.  Not more than five of the members of the state board of health and senior services shall be from the same political party.

  2.  Each member shall be appointed for a term of four years; except that of the members first appointed, two shall be appointed for a term of one year, two for a term of two years, two for a term of three years, and three for a term of four years.  The successors of each shall be appointed for full terms of four years.  No person may serve on the state board of health and senior services for more than two terms.  The terms of all members shall continue until their successors have been duly appointed and qualified.  Three of the persons appointed to the state board of health and senior services shall be persons who are physicians and surgeons licensed by the state board of registration for the healing arts of Missouri, one of whom shall have expertise in geriatrics.  One of the persons appointed to the state board of health and senior services shall be a dentist licensed by the Missouri dental board.  One of the persons appointed to the state board of health and senior services shall be a person with expertise in nutrition.  In making the four remaining appointments, the governor shall give consideration to individuals having a special interest in public health, disability-related issues, or gerontology, including senior citizens.  If a vacancy occurs in the appointed membership, the governor may appoint a member for the remaining portion of the unexpired term created by the vacancy.  If the vacancy occurs while the senate is not in session, the governor shall make a temporary appointment subject to the approval of the senate when it next convenes.  The members shall receive actual and necessary expenses each day of actual attendance.

  3.  The board shall elect from among its membership a chairperson and a vice chairperson, who shall act as chairperson in his or her absence.  The board shall meet at the call of the chairperson.  The chairperson may call meetings at such times as he or she deems advisable, and shall call a meeting when requested to do so by three or more members of the board.


(L. 1967 p. 284 § 1, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1086, A.L. 1989 S.B. 390, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1032 merged with S.B. 976, A.L. 2018 S.B. 843)

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