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HOUSE BILL NO. 120 – Naturopath Medical Examiner Bd


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H0120.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
NATUROPATHIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS BOARD - Amends existing law to revise
provisions relating to membership of the Board of Naturopathic Medical
02/07    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/08    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 120
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-5108, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        54-5108.  BOARD  OF  NATUROPATHIC  MEDICAL  EXAMINERS. (1) There is hereby
  9    established in the department of self-governing agencies,  bureau  of  occupa-
 10    tional licenses, the board of naturopathic medical examiners.
 11        (2)  The  board  shall consist of five seven (57) members, two (2) of whom
 12    shall be physicians licensed pursuant to chapter 18,  title  54,  Idaho  Code,
 13    four  (4)  of  whom shall be naturopathic physicians licensed pursuant to this
 14    chapter and one (1) of whom shall be a member of the public with  an  interest
 15    in the rights of consumers of naturopathic physician services.
 16        (3)  (a)  One (1) member of the initial board shall be appointed for a one
 17        (1)  year  term  of  office,  one (1) member of the initial board shall be
 18        appointed for a two (2) year term of office, one (1) member of the initial
 19        board shall be appointed for a three (3) year term of office, one (1) mem-
 20        ber shall be appointed for a four (4) year term of  office,  and  one  (1)
 21        member of the initial board shall be appointed for a five (5) year term of
 22        office.  Thereafter,  the term of office for each member shall be five (5)
 23        years.
 24        (b)  In addition to the initial board members  as  provided  in  paragraph
 25        (3)(a) of this subsection, two (2) members of the board shall be appointed
 26        on  or  after  the  effective  date of this act for five (5) year terms of
 27        office.
 28        (4)  Appointments to the board shall be made by the governor. from nomina-
 29    tions received from the Idaho  association  of  naturopathic  physicians,  who
 30    shall nominate persons qualified for each position to be filled.
 31        (5)  The  four  (4)  members  of the board who are naturopathic physicians
 32    shall be licensed or eligible for licensure pursuant to this chapter, practic-
 33    ing within the state of Idaho for the duration of their appointment and  shall
 34    have  been  practitioners  within  the state of Idaho for a minimum of two (2)
 35    years immediately preceding appointment.
 36        (6)  The initial  four (4) licensed naturopathic physician members of  the
 37    board  shall be persons with at least two (2) years of experience in the prac-
 38    tice of naturopathic medicine who are eligible to become licensed pursuant  to
 39    this  chapter.  In  the  event  of death, resignation or removal of any member
 40    before the expiration of the term to which appointed,  the  vacancy  shall  be
 41    filled  for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner as the origi-
 42    nal appointment.
 43        (7)  The governor may remove any member of the board for cause,  prior  to
  1    the expiration of the member's term.
  2        (8)  The   board,  within  thirty  (30) days after its appointment, and at
  3    least annually thereafter, shall hold a meeting  and  elect  a  chairman.  The
  4    board  may hold additional meetings on the call of the chair or at the written
  5    request of any two (2) members of the  board. The board may appoint such  com-
  6    mittees as it considers necessary to carry out its duties. A majority  of  the
  7    board shall constitute a quorum.
  8        SECTION  2.  An  emergency  existing  therefor,  which emergency is hereby
  9    declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
 10    passage and approval.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 16814

This legislation adds two physicians licensed under Chapter 18
Title 54 to the Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners.  It also
allows the Governor to appoint any person qualified under the law
to the Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners.

                           FISCAL NOTE

There is no fiscal impact on general or dedicated funds.

Name:  Idaho Naturopathic Physicians Association 
Phone: 208 250-3132

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 120