36-4C-4. Respiratory Care Practitioner's Advisory Committee--Appointment--Terms--Duties.

The board shall appoint a Respiratory Care Practitioners' Advisory Committee composed of five members as follows:

(1)    Two registered respiratory therapists;

(2)    Two certified respiratory therapists; and

(3)    A physician licensed pursuant to chapter 36-4 who practices as a pulmonologist.

Each committee member shall serve a term of three years. No committee member may be appointed to more than three consecutive full terms. If a vacancy occurs, the board shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired term. The appointment of a person to an unexpired term is not considered a full term. The committee shall meet at least annually or as necessary to conduct business.

The committee shall assist the board in evaluating the qualifications of applicants for licensure and reviewing the examination results of applicants. The committee shall also make recommendations to the board regarding rules promulgated pursuant to this chapter. The committee shall meet the requirements of chapter 1-25 regarding open meetings.

Source: SL 1993, ch 273, § 4; SL 2004, ch 245, § 3; SL 2005, ch 199, § 9; SL 2020, ch 167, § 3.