(2) Initial appointment of the members other than the vice chancellor for health sciences shall be for the following terms:
One member shall be appointed for a term ending the thirtieth day of June, two thousand three;
One member shall be appointed for a term ending the thirtieth day of June, two thousand four;
One member shall be appointed for a term ending the thirtieth day of June, two thousand five; and
One member shall be appointed for a term ending the thirtieth day of June, two thousand six.
(3) Except for appointments to fill vacancies, each subsequent appointment shall be for a term ending the thirtieth day of June of the fourth year following the year the preceding term expired. In the event a vacancy occurs it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. A member whose term has expired shall continue in office until a successor has been duly appointed and qualified. No member of the board may be removed from office by the governor except for official misconduct, incompetency, neglect of duty, or gross immorality.
(4) Members of the board appointed prior to the reenactment of this article during the sixth extraordinary session of the Legislature, two thousand one, shall serve until the fifteenth day of December two thousand one.
(b) The insurance commissioner of West Virginia shall serve as secretary of the board without vote and shall make available to the board the information, facilities and services of the office of the state insurance commissioner.
(c) The members of the board shall receive from the executive director of the board the same compensation authorized by law for members of the Legislature for the interim duties for each day, or portion thereof, the member is engaged in the discharge of official duties. All board members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of official duties, except that mileage shall be reimbursed at the same rate as that authorized for members of the Legislature.
(d) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the board is subject to the provisions of section twelve of this article.