State of Washington
66th Legislature
2020 Regular Session
BySenators Cleveland, Rivers, and Becker
Prefiled 01/07/20.Read first time 01/13/20.Referred to Committee on Health & Long Term Care.
AN ACT Relating to the podiatric medical board; and amending RCW 18.22.013 and 18.22.014.
Sec. 1. RCW 18.22.013 and 1990 c 147 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
((There is created))The Washington state podiatric medical board ((consisting))consists of ((five))seven members ((to be))that are appointed by the governor. All members ((shall))must be residents of the state. ((One))Two members((shall))must be ((a)) consumers whose occupation does not include the administration of health activities or the providing of health services and who ((has))have no material financial interest in providing health care services or fiduciary relationship to a health care delivery system. ((Four))Five members ((shall))must be podiatric physicians and surgeons who at the time of appointment have been licensed under the laws of this state for at least five consecutive years immediately preceding appointment and shall at all times during their terms remain licensed podiatric physicians and surgeons.
Board members ((shall)) serve five-year terms. No person may serve more than two consecutive terms on the board. Each member shall take the usual oath of a state officer, which ((shall))must be filed with the secretary of state, and each member shall hold office for the term of appointment and until a successor is appointed and sworn.
Each member is subject to removal at the pleasure of the governor. If a vacancy on the board occurs from any cause, the governor shall appoint a successor for the unexpired term.
Sec. 2. RCW 18.22.014 and 1990 c 147 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
The board shall meet at the places and times it determines and as often as necessary to discharge its duties. The board shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary from among its members. Members ((shall))must be compensated in accordance with RCW ((43.03.240))43.03.265 in addition to travel expenses provided by RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. The board is a class five group for purposes of chapter 43.03 RCW. A simple majority of the board members currently serving constitutes a quorum of the board.
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