PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-1503. State board of optometry established — Qualifications. (1) There is hereby established in the division of occupational and professional licenses a state board of optometry composed of five (5) members who shall be appointed by the governor. The governor may consider recommendations for appointment to the board from any optometric association or any individual residing in this state. Members will serve staggered terms of five (5) years each after the effective date of this act unless otherwise provided in this chapter. A vacancy in membership on the board shall occur when the regular term of a member expires or when a member dies, resigns or is removed from office by the governor. Appointments to fill a vacancy because of the expiration of a regular term shall be filled by the governor by appointment of a member for a five (5) year term. Appointments to fill a vacancy occurring for some reason other than expiration of a term of office shall be made for the unexpired term which is being filled. The members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
(2) Four (4) members of the state board of optometry shall be licensed optometrists in the state of Idaho and shall be residents of and lawfully practicing optometry within the state of Idaho for a period of not less than five (5) years immediately preceding their appointment. One (1) member shall be a member of the public with an interest in the rights of consumers of optometric services.
[54-1503, added 1972, ch. 91, sec. 2, p. 179; am. 1974, ch. 13, sec. 121, p. 138; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 124, p. 1585; am. 2009, ch. 118, sec. 4, p. 378; am. 2011, ch. 307, sec. 1, p. 875; am. 2016, ch. 340, sec. 18, p. 941; am. 2021, ch. 222, sec. 13, p. 629.]