2022 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
DIVISION 2 - HEALING ARTS
CHAPTER 5.3 - Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers
ARTICLE 2 - Administration
Section 2531.1.

2531.1. (a) Each member of the board shall hold office for a term of four years, and shall serve until the appointment and qualification of that member’s successor or until one year has elapsed since the expiration of the term for which the member was appointed, whichever first occurs. No member may serve for more than two consecutive terms.

(b) Notwithstanding the four-year terms set by subdivision (a), commencing on November 30, 2004, members appointed to the board shall serve the terms set forth below. Each of these terms shall count as a full term for purposes of subdivision (a).

(1) The two public members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly, respectively, shall each serve a term of one year.

(2) One licensed speech-language pathologist and one licensed audiologist, as designated by the appointing authority, shall each serve a term of two years.

(3) One licensed speech-language pathologist and one licensed audiologist, as designated by the appointing authority, and the public member who is a licensed physician and surgeon, board certified in otolaryngology, shall each serve a term of three years.

(4) One licensed speech-language pathologist and one licensed audiologist, as designated by the appointing authority, shall each serve a term of four years.

(c) Upon completion of each of the terms described in subdivision (b), a succeeding member shall be appointed to the board for a term of four years.

(d) Each appointing authority shall have the power to remove from office at any time any member of the board appointed by that appointing authority.

(Amended by Stats. 2022, Ch. 415, Sec. 8. (AB 2686) Effective January 1, 2023.)

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