32-901 - Board of chiropractic examiners; removal; immunity
32-901. Board of chiropractic examiners; removal; immunity
A. The state board of chiropractic examiners is established consisting of three licensed chiropractors and two consumer members who are appointed by the governor. One member shall be appointed each year for a term of five years, to begin and end on July 1.
B. Before appointment by the governor, a prospective member of the board shall submit a full set of fingerprints to the governor for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-544. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation.
C. Each member of the board shall be a resident of this state, and each of the licensed chiropractic members shall have practiced chiropractic in this state for three years or more. The two consumer members of the board shall not be in any manner connected with, or have an interest in, any college or school of chiropractic or any person practicing any form of healing or treatment of bodily or mental ailments. A board member shall not receive compensation as an agent or employee of or a contractor for an insurance company. This subsection does not prevent a board member who is a licensed chiropractor from receiving compensation from an insurance company for patient care as provided for in a patient's insurance policy.
D. Before taking office, each board member shall take an oath prescribed by law and shall affirm by oath that the board member meets the qualifications as prescribed in this section.
E. The governor may remove board members for neglect of duty, malfeasance or misfeasance in office. Vacancies occurring on the board other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by appointment in the same manner as regular appointments.
F. A member of the board may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
G. A board member who acts within the board member's authority is personally immune from civil liability with respect to all actions taken in good faith pursuant to this chapter.