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  340.202.  Missouri veterinary medical board created — members — vacancies, how filled — public member — terms. — 1.  There is hereby created a board to be known as the "Missouri Veterinary Medical Board".  The board shall consist of the state veterinarian, who shall serve ex officio, and five appointed members, including a voting public member.  Not more than three of the appointed members shall be of the same political party.  Each appointed member, other than the public member, of the board shall be a United States citizen, a taxpaying resident of the state of Missouri for one year, a graduate of an accredited school of veterinary medicine, and shall have been lawfully engaged in the actual practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri for no less than five years next preceding the date of the member's* appointment.

  2.  The public member shall be at the time of the public member's* appointment, a citizen of the United States; a resident of Missouri for a period of one year and a registered voter; a person who is not and never has been a member of any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to sections 340.200 to 340.330 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 sections 340.200 to 340.330, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to sections 340.200 to 340.330.  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 candidate for licensure.

  3.  The president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association in office at the time shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the term of a board member other than the public member, or as soon as feasible after a vacancy on the board otherwise occurs, submit to the director of the division of professional registration a list of five veterinarians qualified and willing to fill the vacancy in question with the request and recommendation that the governor appoint one of the persons so listed.  With the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association shall include in the* letter of transmittal a description of the method by which the names were chosen by the association.

  4.  All members, including the public member, shall be chosen from lists submitted by the director of the division of professional registration.  All appointments shall be made by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  Before entering into the* term of office, each member shall file a written oath to discharge the member's* official duties in a faithful manner with the secretary of state.

  5.  All members shall be appointed to serve four-year terms. Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.


(L. 1992 H.B. 878 § 2, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 424)

*Words "his or her" appear in original rolls of H.B. 343, 1999.

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