(b) This board shall consist of members appointed by the governor, including one representative from each of the following sixteen groups: Audiologists, behavioral health centers, chiropractors, community care centers, independent laboratory services, independent x-ray services, occupational therapists, opticians, optometrists, physical therapists, podiatrists, private duty nurses, psychologists, rehabilitative specialists, respiratory therapists and speech therapists. In addition to the members appointed by the governor, the secretary, or his or her designee, shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the board.
(c) After the initial appointment of the board, any appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term only and shall be made in the same manner as the initial appointment. The terms of the lay persons who are members of the board as of the seventeenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, shall expire on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four.
(d) The terms of all members expire on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six.