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§ 90A‑55.  State Boardof Environmental Health Specialist Examiners; appointment and term of office.

(a)        Board Membership. –The Board shall consist of 12 members who shall serve staggered terms: theSecretary of Environment and Natural Resources, or the Secretary's dulyauthorized representative, one public‑spirited citizen, one environmentalsanitation educator from an accredited college or university, one local healthdirector, a representative of the Division of Environmental Health of theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources, and seven practicingenvironmental health specialists who qualify by education and experience forregistration under this Article, six of whom shall represent the Western,Piedmont, and Eastern Regions of the State as described more specifically inthe rules adopted by the Board.

(b)        Term of Office. – Eachmember of the State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners shall beappointed by the Governor for a term of four years. As the term of each currentmember expires, the Governor shall appoint a successor in accordance with theprovisions of this section. If a vacancy occurs on the Board for any otherreason than the expiration of a member's term, the Governor shall appoint asuccessor for the remainder of the unexpired term. No person shall serve as amember of the Board for more than two consecutive four‑year terms.

(c)        The EnvironmentalHealth Section of the North Carolina Public Health Association, Inc., shallsubmit a recommended list of Board member candidates to the Governor for theGovernor's consideration in appointments, except for the two representatives ofthe Department of Environment and Natural Resources recommended by theSecretary of Environment and Natural Resources and the local health directorrecommended by the North Carolina Local Health Directors Association.

(d)        The Governor mayremove an appointee member for misconduct in office, incompetency, neglect ofduty, or other sufficient cause.  (1959, c. 1271, s. 2; 1973, c. 476, s. 128; 1981 (Reg.Sess., 1982), c. 1274, s. 2; 1989, c. 727, s. 23; 1997‑443, s. 11A.32;2005‑386, s. 1.1; 2009‑443, s. 6.)