36-31-2. Occupational therapy committee appointed--Terms--Qualifications--Vacancies. The board shall appoint an occupational therapy committee composed of three registered occupational therapists or two registered occupational therapists and one certified occupational therapy assistant. The committee shall assist the Board of Examiners in approving qualifications of persons applying for a license to practice occupational therapy in South Dakota, or the promulgation of rules pertaining to occupational therapy, including guidelines for continuing competency. The committee shall meet a minimum of two times per year. All persons appointed to the board after the first members shall serve for a period of three years. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms. Each person nominated to serve on such committee shall have the following qualifications:
(1) The person shall be a resident of South Dakota;
(2) The person shall be licensed to practice occupational therapy in South Dakota; and
(3) The person shall have practiced occupational therapy a minimum of three years.
If any vacancy arises on the committee, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. The member shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The appointment to an unexpired term is not considered a full term.
Source: SL 1986, ch 323, § 2; SL 2005, ch 199, § 70.
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