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32-1509. Executive director; compensation; duties
A. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, the board shall appoint an executive director who serves at the pleasure of the board. The executive director shall not be a board member and shall not have any financial interests in the practice of naturopathic medicine or the training of naturopathic physicians. The board may authorize the executive director to represent the board and to vote on behalf of the board at meetings of national organizations of which the board is a dues paying member.
B. The executive director and other board staff are eligible to receive compensation as determined pursuant to section 38-611.
C. The executive director or that person's designee shall:
1. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4 and, as applicable, articles 5 and 6, employ, evaluate, dismiss, discipline and direct professional, clerical, technical, investigative and administrative personnel necessary to carry on the work of the board.
2. As directed by the board, prepare and submit recommendations to the board for amendments to this chapter for consideration by the legislature.
3. Subject to title 41, chapter 4, article 4, employ medical consultants and agents necessary to conduct investigations, gather information and perform those duties the executive director determines are necessary and appropriate to enforce this chapter.
4. Issue licenses and certificates pursuant to section 32-1526 to applicants who meet the requirements of this chapter.
5. Maintain a record of board actions and proceedings, including the issuance, denial, renewal, suspension or revocation of licenses and certificates.
6. Manage the board's offices.
7. Prepare minutes, records, reports, registries, directories, books and newsletters and record all board transactions and orders.
8. Collect all monies due and payable to the board.
9. Pay all bills for authorized expenditures of the board and its staff.
10. Prepare an annual budget.
11. Submit a copy of the budget each year to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate.
12. Initiate an investigation if evidence appears to demonstrate that a person licensed or certified by the board may be engaged in unprofessional conduct or may be medically incompetent or mentally or physically unable to safely practice medicine.
13. Issue subpoenas if necessary to compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books, records, documents and other evidence.
14. Sign and execute and provide assistance to the attorney general in preparing disciplinary orders, rehabilitative orders and notices of hearings as directed by the board.
15. Enter into contracts for goods and services pursuant to title 41, chapter 23 that are necessary to carry out board policies and directives.
16. Execute board directives.
17. Represent the board with the federal government, other states or jurisdictions of the United States, this state, political subdivisions of this state, the news media and the public.
18. Maintain a roster of all persons who are licensed or certified under this chapter that indicates:
(a) The person's name.
(b) The person's current address of record.
(c) The date of issuance and the number of the person's license or certificate.
(d) The status of the person's license or certificate.
19. Maintain an accurate account of all receipts, expenditures and refunds granted pursuant to this chapter.
20. Conduct periodic inspection of the dispensing practices and the prescribing practices of doctors of naturopathic medicine and report dispensing and prescribing restrictions imposed by the board against doctors of naturopathic medicine to other state and federal regulatory agencies.
21. Affix the seal of the board to necessary documents. The imprint of the seal with the signature of the executive director is evidence of official board action.
22. On behalf of the board, enter into stipulated agreements with persons who are under the jurisdiction of the board for the treatment, rehabilitation and monitoring of chemical substance abuse or misuse.
23. Review all complaints filed pursuant to section 32-1551. If delegated by the board, the executive director may dismiss complaints.
24. If delegated by the board, refer cases directly to a formal interview or a formal hearing.
25. If delegated by the board, enter into a consent agreement if there is evidence of danger to the public health and safety.
26. If delegated by the board, grant uncontested requests for retired status or cancellation of a license.
27. Perform all other duties required by the board.
D. Medical consultants and agents appointed pursuant to subsection C, paragraph 3 of this section are eligible to receive compensation determined by the executive director of not more than two hundred dollars for each day of service.
E. A person who is aggrieved by an action taken by the executive director may request a board review of that action by filing with the board a written request within thirty days after that person has been notified of the action. Notification shall be by personal delivery or certified mail to the person's last known address on file with the board. The board shall review the decision at its next regularly scheduled meeting and either approve, modify or reject the executive director's action.