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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 105-H.F.No. 90 
           An act relating to health; requiring geographic 
          representation on the board of medical examiners; 
          amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 147.01, 
          subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 147.01, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [CREATION; TERMS.] The board of medical 
examiners consists of 16 residents of the state of Minnesota 
appointed by the governor.  Ten board members must hold a degree 
of doctor of medicine and be licensed to practice medicine under 
this chapter.  One board member must hold a degree of doctor of 
osteopathy and either be licensed to practice osteopathy under 
Minnesota Statutes 1961, sections 148.11 to 148.16; prior to May 
1, 1963, or be licensed to practice medicine under this 
chapter.  Five board members must be public members as defined 
by section 214.02.  The governor is encouraged to shall make 
appointments to the board which reflect the geography of the 
state and a broad mix of expertise of the members.  In making 
these appointments, the governor shall ensure that no more than 
one public member resides in each United States congressional 
district, and that at least one member who is not a public 
member resides in each United States congressional district.  
The board members holding the degree of doctor of medicine must, 
as a whole, reflect the broad mix of expertise of physicians 
practicing in Minnesota.  A member may be reappointed but shall 
not serve more than eight years consecutively.  Membership 
terms, compensation of members, removal of members, the filling 
of membership vacancies, and fiscal year and reporting 
requirements are as provided in sections 214.07 to 214.09.  The 
provision of staff, administrative services and office space; 
the review and processing of complaints; the setting of board 
fees; and other provisions relating to board operations are as 
provided in chapter 214 and Laws 1976, chapter 222, sections 2 
to 7. 
      Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Presented to the governor May 14, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 17, 1991, 5:12 p.m.