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  334.430.  Advisory commission for anesthesiologist assistants established, duties, members, qualifications, terms, vacancies, compensation, annual meetings. — 1.  There is hereby established an "Advisory Commission for Anesthesiologist Assistants" which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the board.  The commission shall be responsible for the ongoing examination of the scope of practice and promoting the continuing role of anesthesiologist assistants in the delivery of health care services.  The commission shall assist the board in carrying out the provisions of sections 334.400 to 334.430.

  2.  The commission shall be appointed no later than July 1, 2005.  The commission shall be composed of five members, to be appointed by the director of the division of professional registration, as follows:

  (1)  One member of the board;

  (2)  One licensed anesthesiologist assistant;

  (3)  Two licensed, board-certified anesthesiologists; and

  (4)  One lay member.

  3.  Each licensed anesthesiologist assistant member shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state, and shall be licensed as an anesthesiologist assistant by this state.  Each physician member shall be a United States citizen, a resident of this state and have an active license to practice medicine in this state.  The lay member shall be a United States citizen and a resident of this state.

  4.  The licensed anesthesiologist assistant member shall be appointed to serve a three-year term.  The anesthesiologist members and lay member shall each be appointed to serve three-year terms, except at the time the commission is created, when one anesthesiologist member will be appointed for a first term of two years while the second anesthesiologist member will be appointed to a three-year term.  This will ensure that at least one anesthesiologist member has at least one year's experience as a member of the commission.  Neither the anesthesiologist assistant member nor the physician members shall be appointed for more than two consecutive three-year terms.

  5.  The president of the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists or its successor in office at the time shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of a term of an anesthesiologist assistant member or an anesthesiologist member of the commission or as soon as feasible after such a vacancy on the commission otherwise occurs, submit to the director of the division of professional registration a list, not to exceed five individuals per vacancy, of qualified and willing anesthesiologists or anesthesiologist assistants, respectively, to fill the vacancy in question, with the request and recommendation that the director appoint one of the persons so listed.  With the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists shall include in a letter of transmittal a description of the method by which the names were chosen by that association.

  6.  Until such time as eligible anesthesiologist assistant candidates are identified, the anesthesiologist assistant seat may remain vacant or may be filled by a qualified anesthesiologist candidate, at the director's discretion.  This member may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms or until an eligible anesthesiologist assistant candidate selected by the director from a list provided as outlined above is appointed.

  7.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any appointed member of the commission shall receive as compensation an amount established by the director of the division of professional registration not to exceed seventy dollars per day for commission business plus actual and necessary expenses.  The director of the division of professional registration shall establish by rule the guidelines for payment.  The board shall provide all staff for the commission.

  8.  The commission shall hold an open annual meeting at which time it shall elect from its membership a chairman and secretary.  The commission may hold such additional meetings as may be required in the performance of its duties, provided that notice of every meeting shall be given to each member at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting.  A quorum of the commission shall consist of a majority of its members.

  9.  No licensing activity or other statutory requirements shall become effective until expenditures or personnel are specifically appropriated for the purpose of conducting the business as required to administer the provisions of sections 334.400 to 334.430 and the initial rules filed have become effective.


(L. 2003 H.B. 390, A.L. 2018 S.B. 843)

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