PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
54-1805. The state board of medicine established. (1) There is hereby established in the division of occupational and professional licenses a state board of medicine to be composed of eleven (11) members.
(2) (a) The board shall consist of eleven (11) members. The director of the Idaho state police or the director’s designated agent shall be a member of the board. Seven (7) members shall be physicians who are residents of this state and engaged in the active practice of medicine in this state, two (2) members shall be public members, and one (1) member shall be a physician assistant who is a resident of this state and engaged in the active practice of medicine in this state.
(b) All physician and physician assistant appointments to the board shall be for a single six (6) year term. The physician members shall consist of six (6) members who are licensed to practice medicine in this state and one (1) member who is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in this state. The physician assistant member shall be licensed to practice medicine in this state. Whenever a term of a member of the board who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine expires or becomes vacant, the governor shall consider recommendations provided by professional organizations of physicians and physician assistants and by any individual residing in this state for appointment.
(c) All public members shall be appointed by the governor for three (3) year terms. Public members must reside in the state and be persons of integrity and good reputation who have lived in this state for at least five (5) years immediately preceding their appointment, who have never been authorized to practice a healing art, and who have never had a substantial personal, business, professional, or pecuniary connection with a healing art or with a medical education or health care facility, except as patients or potential patients.
(3) Appointments to fill vacancies occurring from some other reason than expiration of a term for which a member was appointed shall be made in the same manner as hereinabove set forth for the unexpired term. All board members shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
(4) The board shall elect a chairman from its membership. The members of the board, except for state employees, shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(p), Idaho Code. Six (6) members of the board shall constitute a quorum, and the board may act by virtue of a majority vote of members present at a meeting.
[54-1805, added 1977, ch. 199, sec. 6, p. 540; am. 1980, ch. 247, sec. 64, p. 627; am. 1990, ch. 106, sec. 1, p. 213; am. 1998, ch. 39, sec. 1, p. 166; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 125, p. 1586; am. 2016, ch. 340, sec. 22, p. 943; am. 2019, ch. 26, sec. 5, p. 56; am. 2021, ch. 222, sec. 16, p. 630.]