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32-4202. Board; membership; terms; immunity
A. The board of massage therapy is established consisting of the following members appointed by the governor:
1. Three massage therapists who are residents of this state, who possess an unrestricted license to practice massage therapy in this state and who have been practicing in this state for at least five years immediately preceding their appointment. The governor may make these appointments from a list of names submitted by a statewide massage or bodywork therapy association, or both, or any other group or person. The initial three appointees are not required to be licensed pursuant to this chapter at the time of selection but must meet all of the qualifications for licensure as prescribed by this chapter.
2. Two public members who are residents of this state and who are not affiliated with and do not have any financial interest in any health care profession but who have an interest in consumer rights or have a background in compliance or law enforcement issues.
B. Board members serve staggered five-year terms that begin and end on the third Monday in January. Board members shall not serve for more than two successive five-year terms or for more than ten consecutive years, except that the term of office for a member of the board appointed to fill a vacancy that occurs before the expiration of a full term is for the unexpired portion of that term, and the governor may reappoint that member to not more than two additional full terms.
C. If requested by the board, the governor may remove a board member for misconduct, incompetence or neglect of duty.
D. Board members are eligible to receive compensation in the amount of one hundred dollars per day for each day of actual service in the business of the board and for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2 to cover necessary expenses for attending each board meeting or for representing the board in an official board approved activity.
E. A board member who acts within the scope of board duties, without malice and in the reasonable belief that the member's action is warranted by law is not subject to civil liability.