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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 toshall 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.