TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 328-F
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Governing Boards

Section 328-F:4

    328-F:4 Governing Boards; Memberships; Appointments. –
I. Each governing board shall be composed of 5 persons, each to be appointed by the governor with the approval of the council, to a term of 3 years, except the speech-language pathology and hearing care provider governing board which shall be composed of 6 members, each to be appointed by the governor with the approval of the council, to a term of 3 years. Members shall serve until the expiration of the term for which they have been appointed or until their successors have been appointed and qualified. No board member shall be appointed to more than 2 consecutive terms, provided that for this purpose only a period actually served which exceeds 1/2 of the 3-year term shall be deemed a full term. Any professional members of all governing boards shall maintain current and unrestricted New Hampshire licenses.
II. The initial appointees to the governing boards shall serve as follows: one initial appointee who is a licensed professional shall serve a term of one year, one initial appointee who is a licensed professional shall serve a term of 2 years, one initial public member shall serve a term of 2 years, and the remaining 2 initial appointees shall serve terms of 3 years. An initial appointment of less than 3 years shall not be considered a full term.
III. Each public member of a governing board shall be a person who is not, and never was a member of the applicable allied health profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had a material financial interest in either the provision of that allied health service, a health insurance company, or health maintenance organization, including representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment.
IV. The athletic trainers governing board shall consist of 3 licensed athletic trainers, who have actively engaged in the practice of athletic training in this state for at least 3 years, one physician educated in the current practice of sports medicine, and one public member.
V. The occupational therapy governing board shall consist of 3 licensed occupational therapists and one occupational therapy assistant, who have actively engaged in the practice of occupational therapy in this state for at least 3 years, and one public member.
VI. The physical therapy governing board shall consist of 2 licensed physical therapists and one physical therapist assistant, who have actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy in this state for at least 3 years, and 2 public members.
VII. The respiratory care practitioner governing board shall consist of 3 licensed respiratory care practitioners, who have actively engaged in the practice of respiratory care in this state for at least 3 years, one physician knowledgeable in the practice of respiratory care, and one public member.
VIII. The speech-language pathology and hearing care provider governing board shall consist of 4 licensed speech-language pathologists who have actively engaged in the practice of speech-language pathology in this state for at least 3 years, one licensed individual in the field of hearing care who has actively engaged in the practice, and one public member. At least one speech-language pathologist shall be employed in an educational setting and at least one employed in a clinical setting.
IX. The recreational therapy governing board shall consist of 3 licensed recreational therapists, who have actively engaged in the practice of recreational therapy in this state for at least 3 years, and 2 public members. Notwithstanding the requirements for licensure of professional members under this section, initial appointment of professional members by the governor and council shall be qualified persons practicing recreational therapy in this state. All subsequent appointments or reappointments shall require licensure.
X. The genetic counselors governing board shall consist of 3 licensed genetic counselors, who have actively engaged in the practice of genetic counseling in this state for at least 2 years, one practicing physician with experience in working with genetic counselors, and one public member. Initial appointment of professional members by the governor and council shall be qualified persons practicing genetic counseling in this state. All subsequent appointments or reappointments shall require licensure.

Source. 1997, 287:1. 2006, 220:5. 2013, 271:5. 2016, 76:1, eff. July 18, 2016. 2018, 86:1, eff. July 24, 2018. 2021, 91:167, 168, eff. July 1, 2021.