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§ 90‑270.7. Qualifications of Board members; removal of Board members.

(a)        Each licensed psychologist and licensed psychologicalassociate member of the Board shall have the following qualifications:

(1)        Shall be a resident of this State and a citizen of theUnited States;

(2)        Shall be at the time of appointment and shall have been forat least five years prior thereto, actively engaged in one or more branches ofpsychology or in the education and training of master's, specialist, doctoral,or postdoctoral students of psychology or in psychological research, and suchactivity during the two years preceding appointment shall have occurredprimarily in this State.

(3)        Shall be free of conflict of interest in performing theduties of the Board.

(b)        Each public member of the Board shall have the followingqualifications:

(1)        Shall be a resident of this State and a citizen of theUnited States;

(2)        Shall be free of conflict of interest or the appearance ofsuch conflict in performing the duties of the Board;

(3)        Shall not be a psychologist, an applicant or formerapplicant for licensure as a psychologist, or a member of a household thatincludes a psychologist.

(c)        A Board member shall be automatically removed from the Boardif he or she:

(1)        Ceases to meet the qualifications specified in thissubsection;

(2)        Fails to attend three successive Board meetings without justcause as determined by the remainder of the Board;

(3)        Is found by the remainder of the Board to be in violation ofthe provisions of this Article or to have engaged in immoral, dishonorable,unprofessional, or unethical conduct, and such conduct is deemed to compromisethe integrity of the Board;

(4)        Is found to be guilty of a felony or an unlawful actinvolving moral turpitude by a court of competent jurisdiction or is found tohave entered a plea of nolo contendere to a felony or an unlawful act involvingmoral turpitude;

(5)        Is found guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasancein relation to his or her Board duties by a court of competent jurisdiction; or

(6)        Is incapacitated and without reasonable likelihood ofresuming Board duties, as determined by the Board. (1967, c. 910, s. 7; 1977, c. 670, s. 6; 1985, c. 734,s. 5; 1993, c. 375, s. 1.)