(b) The members of the board shall each serve terms that commence on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five. Of the initial appointments to the board, one physician and one respiratory care practitioner shall serve for two-year terms, one public member and two respiratory care practitioners shall serve for three-year terms, and two respiratory care practitioners shall serve for four-year terms. Thereafter, each appointment shall be for a four-year term commencing upon the expiration of the term of his or her previous term or of his or her predecessor's term. No member may be appointed for more than three consecutive terms. Vacancies shall be appointed in a like manner for the balance of an unexpired term.
(c) The West Virginia medical association, or other organizations if requested by the governor, may submit the names of three physicians qualified to serve in that designated position on the board.
(d) The governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of any duty required by law or for incompetence or unethical or dishonorable conduct.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session