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§ 90‑210.18A.  Board ofFuneral Service created; qualifications; vacancies; removal.

(a)        The GeneralAssembly declares that the practice of funeral service affects the publichealth, safety, and welfare and is subject to regulation and control in thepublic interest. The public interest requires that only qualified persons bepermitted to practice funeral service in North Carolina and that the professionmerit the confidence of the public. This Article shall be liberally construedto accomplish these ends.

(b)        The North CarolinaBoard of Funeral Service is created and shall regulate the practice of funeralservice in this State. The Board shall have nine members as follows:

(1)        Four membersappointed by the Governor from nominees recommended by the North CarolinaFuneral Directors Association, Inc. These members shall be persons licensedunder this Article.

(2)        Two membersappointed by the Governor from nominees recommended by the Funeral Directors& Morticians Association of North Carolina, Inc. These members shall bepersons licensed under this Article.

(3)        One member appointedby the Governor who is licensed under this Article and who is not affiliatedwith any funeral service trade association.

(4)        One member appointedby the General Assembly, upon the recommendation of the President Pro Temporeof the Senate. This member shall be a person who is not licensed under thisArticle or employed by a person who is licensed under this Article.

(5)        One member appointedby the General Assembly, upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House ofRepresentatives. This member shall be a person who is not licensed under thisArticle or employed by a person who is licensed under this Article.

Members of the Board shallserve staggered three‑year terms, ending on December 31 of the last yearof the term or when a successor has been duly appointed, whichever is later. Nomember may serve more than two complete consecutive terms.

(c)        Vacancies. – Avacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, exceptthat all unexpired terms of Board members appointed by the General Assemblyshall be filled in accordance with G.S. 120‑122. Appointees to fillvacancies shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term and until theirsuccessors have been duly appointed and qualified.

(d)        Removal. – TheBoard may remove any of its members for neglect of duty, incompetence, orunprofessional conduct. A member subject to disciplinary proceedings as alicensee shall be disqualified from participating in the official business ofthe Board until the charges have been resolved. (2004‑192, s. 2; 2007‑531,s. 1.)