36-31-2. Occupational therapy committee--Appointment--Terms--Duties--Qualifications.

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 the state and the promulgation of rules pertaining to occupational therapy, including guidelines for continuing competency. The committee shall meet at least annually or as necessary to conduct business. Each committee member shall serve a term of three years. No member may serve more than three consecutive full terms. Each person nominated to serve on the committee shall have the following qualifications:

(1)    The person shall be a resident of the state;

(2)    The person shall be licensed to practice occupational therapy in the state; 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 an original appointment. The member shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The appointment to an unexpired term is not considered a full term. The committee shall meet the requirements of chapter 1-25 regarding open meetings.

Source: SL 1986, ch 323, § 2; SL 2005, ch 199, § 70; SL 2020, ch 167, § 8.