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HOUSE BILL NO. 161
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H0161....................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
MEDICINE BOARD - Amends existing law to provide that whenever a term of a
member of the Board of Medicine who is licensed to practice medicine and
surgery expires or becomes vacant, the Idaho Medical Association shall
nominate six persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery for the
vacancy, and forward the nominations to the governor, who shall appoint from
among the nominees.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 161
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF MEDICINE; AMENDING SECTION 54-1805, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 PROVIDE THAT WHENEVER A TERM OF A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF MEDICINE WHO IS
4 LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SURGERY EXPIRES OR BECOMES VACANT, THE
5 IDAHO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SHALL NOMINATE SIX PERSONS LICENSED TO PRAC-
6 TICE MEDICINE AND SURGERY FOR EACH SUCH VACANCY, AND FORWARD SUCH NOMINA-
7 TIONS TO THE GOVERNOR WHO SHALL APPOINT FROM AMONG SUCH NOMINEES.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1805, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 54-1805. THE STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE ESTABLISHED. (1) There is hereby
12 established in the department of self-governing agencies a state board of med-
13 icine to be composed of ten (10) members. The membership of the state board of
14 medicine as it exists on the effective date of this act is hereby confirmed as
15 members of the board for the terms to which they were originally appointed.
16 (2) (a) The board shall consist of ten (10) members. The director of the
17 Idaho state police shall be a member of the board. Seven (7) members shall
18 be physicians who are residents of this state and engaged in the active
19 practice of medicine in this state, and two (2) members shall be public
21 (b) All physician appointments to the board shall be for six (6) year
22 terms. The physician members shall consist of six (6) members who are
23 licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state and one (1) member
24 who is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine
25 and surgery in this state. Whenever a term of a member of the board who is
26 licensed to practice medicine and surgery expires or becomes vacant, the
27 Idaho medical association shall nominate three six ( 36) persons licensed
28 to practice medicine and surgery for each such vacancy, and forward such
29 nominations to the governor who shall appoint from among such nominees,
30 one (1) person to be a member of the board to fill such vacancy. Whenever
31 a term of the member of the board who is licensed to practice osteopathic
32 medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery expires or becomes vacant,
33 the Idaho osteopathic association shall nominate three (3) persons
34 licensed to practice osteopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine and sur-
35 gery for such vacancy, and shall forward the nominations to the governor
36 who shall appoint from among such nominees one (1) person to be a member
37 of the board to fill such vacancy.
38 (c) All public members shall be appointed by the governor for three (3)
39 year terms. Public members must reside in the state and be persons of
40 integrity and good reputation who have lived in this state for at least
41 five (5) years immediately preceding their appointment, who have never
42 been authorized to practice a healing art, and who have never had a sub-
43 stantial personal, business, professional, or pecuniary connection with a
1 healing art or with a medical education or health care facility, except as
2 patients or potential patients.
3 (3) Appointments to fill vacancies occurring from some other reason than
4 expiration of a term for which a member was appointed, shall be made in the
5 same manner as hereinabove set forth for the unexpired term. The governor may
6 remove any member of the board from the membership of the board, who is
7 guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance.
8 (4) The board shall elect a chairman from its membership. The members of
9 the board except for state employees shall be compensated as provided by sec-
10 tion 59-509(n), Idaho Code. Five (5) members of the board shall constitute a
11 quorum, and the board may act by virtue of a majority vote of members present
12 at a meeting.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this proposal is to increase the number of physicians
the Idaho Medical Association nominates for the Governor s
consideration for appointment to the Board of Medicine from three
nominees to six nominees. This change is being proposed in order to
increase the number of physicians who will be considered by the
Governor and broaden the nomination process within the Idaho Medical
There is no impact on the general fund.
Name: Bob Seehusen
Name: Victoria Paulson
Name: Jim Scheel, M.D.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 161