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  334.120.  Board created — members, appointment, qualifications, terms, compensation. — 1.  There is hereby created and established a board to be known as "The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts" for the purpose of registering, licensing and supervising all physicians and surgeons, and midwives in this state.  The board shall consist of nine members, including one voting public member, to be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate, at least five of whom shall be graduates of professional schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or recognized by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and at least two of whom shall be graduates of professional schools approved and accredited as reputable by the American Osteopathic Association, and all of whom, except the public member, shall be duly licensed and registered as physicians and surgeons pursuant to the laws of this state.  Each member must be a citizen of the United States and must have been a resident of this state for a period of at least one year next preceding his or her appointment and shall have been actively engaged in the lawful and ethical practice of the profession of physician and surgeon for at least five years next preceding his or her appointment.  Not more than four members shall be affiliated with the same political party.  All members shall be appointed for a term of four years.  Each member of the board shall receive as compensation an amount set by the board not to exceed fifty dollars for each day devoted to the affairs of the board, and shall be entitled to reimbursement of his or her expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of his or her official duties.  The president of the Missouri State Medical Association, for all medical physician appointments, or the president of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, for all osteopathic physician appointments, in office at the time shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the term of the respective board member, other than the public member, or as soon as feasible after the appropriate vacancy on the board otherwise occurs, submit to the director of the division of professional registration a list of five physicians and surgeons qualified and willing to fill the vacancy in question, with the request and recommendation that the governor appoint one of the five persons so listed, and with the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri State Medical Association or the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, as appropriate, shall include in his or her letter of transmittal a description of the method by which the names were chosen by that association.

  2.  The public member shall be at the time of his or her appointment a citizen of the United States; a resident of this state for a period of one year and a registered voter; a person who is not and never was a member of any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to this chapter or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material, financial interest in either the providing of the professional services regulated by this chapter, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to this chapter.  All members, including public members, shall be chosen from lists submitted by the director of the division of professional registration.  The list of medical physicians or osteopathic physicians submitted to the governor shall include the names submitted to the director of the division of professional registration by the president of the Missouri State Medical Association or the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, respectively.  This list shall be a public record available for inspection and copying under chapter 610.  The duties of the public member shall not include the determination of the technical requirements to be met for licensure or whether any person meets such technical requirements or of the technical competence or technical judgment of a licensee or a candidate for licensure.

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(L. 1945 p. 1145 § 1, A. 1949 H.B. 2073, A.L. 1959 S.B. 50 § 2, A.L. 1981 S.B. 16, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1573, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780 merged with S.B. 308, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464 merged with H.B. 555)


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