(a) The West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners is continued. The members of the board in office, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire and until their successors have been appointed and qualified.
(b) The board shall consist of the following nine members, appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate:
(1) Three licensed practitioners, two of whom shall be Radiologists;
(2) Three licensed Radiologic Technologists, one of whom shall be an active medical imaging educator;
(3) One licensed Nuclear Medicine Technologist;
(4) One licensed Magnetic Resonance Imaging; and
(5) One citizen member, who is not licensed under the provisions of this article and does not perform any services related to the practice licensed under the provisions of this article.
(c) Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years and may not serve more than two consecutive full terms. A member having served two consecutive full terms may not be appointed for one year after completion of his or her second full term. A member continues to serve until a successor has been appointed and has qualified. The terms shall be staggered in accordance with the initial appointments under prior enactments of this article.
(d) Each member of the board shall be a resident of West Virginia during the appointment term.
(e) The Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists serving on the board shall maintain an active license with the board.
(f) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term of the member whose office is vacant.
(g) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.
(h) A licensed member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if his or her license to practice has been suspended or revoked. A member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if he or she is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States, or becomes a nonresident of this state.
(i) The board shall designate one of its members as chairperson and one member as secretary who shall serve at the will of the board.
(j) Each member of the board shall receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this chapter.
(k) A majority of the members serving on the board shall constitute a quorum.
(l) The board shall hold at least two annual meetings. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson or upon the written request of two members, at such time and place as designated in the call or request.
(m) Prior to commencing his or her duties as a member of the board, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath required by section five, article four of the Constitution of this state. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session