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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-37.15: State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

5. There is created within the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. The board shall consist of 11 members who are residents of the State, two of whom shall be public members and one of whom shall be a State executive department member appointed pursuant to the provisions of P.L.1971, c.60 (C.45:1-2.1 et seq.). Of the remaining eight members six shall be licensed physical therapists who have been actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy in this State for at least five years immediately preceding their appointment, one shall be a licensed physical therapist assistant who has been actively engaged in practice as a physical therapist assistant for at least five years immediately preceding his appointment, and one shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 9 of Title 45 of the Revised Statutes.

The Governor shall appoint members to the board with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor shall appoint each member for a term of three years, except that of the physical therapist members first appointed, two shall serve for terms of three years, two shall serve for terms of two years and two shall serve for a term of one year. Each member shall hold office until the member's successor has been qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided for the original appointment. No member of the board may serve more than two successive terms in addition to any unexpired term to which the member has been appointed. Upon a vacancy in the membership of the board, any professional association of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, or individual, may submit recommendations to the Governor for his consideration. The Governor may remove any member of the board for cause, which may include, but shall not be limited to, professional misconduct and repeated failure to attend board meetings.

L.1983,c.296,s.5; amended 2003, c.18, s.3.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.

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