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§30-16-4. West Virginia board of chiropractic; establishment and composition.
(a) The board known as the "West Virginia board of chiropractic" is continued. It is composed of the director of health, ex officio, three licensed chiropractors and one person to represent the interest of the public. All shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate from a list of three names recommended by the West Virginia chiropractic society, incorporated. Each chiropractic member of the board shall have been a resident of and engaged in the active practice of chiropractic in the state for a period of at least five years preceding his or her appointment.

(b) On the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, there shall be appointed, as provided in this section, one chiropractic member for a three-year term. As existing chiropractic board members' terms expire, newly appointed chiropractic board members shall be appointed for a term of office of three years. No member may serve more than two full consecutive three-year terms. When a vacancy in the membership of the board occurs for any cause other than the expiration of a term, the governor shall appoint from a list of three names recommended by West Virginia chiropractic society, incorporated, a successor as a member of the board to fill the unexpired portion of the term of office of the member whose office has been vacated.

(c) The governor may remove any member of the board in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, gross immorality or malfeasance in office.

(d) The board shall conduct a training program to be held annually to familiarize new board members with their duties.

(e) Each member of the board shall receive an amount not to exceed the same compensation as is paid to members of the Legislature for their interim duties as recommended by the citizens legislative compensation commission and authorized by law for each day or substantial portion thereof that he or she is engaged in the work of the board or of its committees, and shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out his or her duties.