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SCS SB 107, 2015    (Amended Section - Proposed Language)

345.080. 1. There is hereby established an "Advisory Commission for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists" which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the board. The commission shall approve the examination required by section 345.050, and shall assist the board in carrying out the provisions of sections 345.010 to 345.075.
     2. After August 28, 1997, the commission shall consist of seven members, one of whom shall be a voting public member, appointed by the board of registration for the healing arts. Each member shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state. Three members of the commission shall be licensed speech-language pathologists and three members of the commission shall be licensed audiologists. The public member shall be at the time of appointment a citizen of the United States; a resident of this state for a period of one year and a registered voter; a person who is not and never was a member of any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to sections 345.010 to 345.080 or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material, financial interest in either the providing of the professional services regulated by sections 345.010 to 345.080, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated pursuant to sections 345.010 to 345.080. Members shall be appointed to serve three-year terms, except as provided in this subsection. Each member of the advisory commission for speech-language pathologists and audiologists on August 28, 1995, shall become a member of the advisory commission for speech-language pathologists and audiologists and shall continue to serve until the term for which the member was appointed expires. Each member of the advisory commission for speech-language pathologists and audiologists on August 28, 1997, shall become a member of the advisory commission for speech-language pathologists and audiologists and shall continue to serve until the term for which the member was appointed expires. The first public member appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be appointed for a two-year term and the one additional member appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be appointed for a full three-year term. No person who has served as a member of the advisory commission for speech-language pathologists and audiologists for two consecutive terms may be reappointed to the advisory commission until a lapse of at least two years has occurred following the completion of his or her two consecutive terms. The membership of the commission shall reflect the differences in levels of education, work experience and geographic residence. For a licensed speech-language pathologist member, the president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association in office at the time, and for a licensed audiologist member, the president of the Missouri Academy of Audiologists in office at the time, in consultation with the president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association, shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of a term of a commission member, other than the public member, or as soon as feasible after a vacancy on the commission otherwise occurs, submit to the executive director of the board a list of five persons qualified and willing to fill the vacancy in question, with the request and recommendation that the board of registration for the healing arts appoint one of the five persons so listed, and with the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the president of the Missouri Academy of Audiologists in office at the time shall include in his or her letter of transmittal a description of the method by which the names were chosen by that association.
     3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any appointed member of the commission shall receive as compensation an amount established by the director of the division of professional registration not to exceed seventy dollars per day for commission business plus actual and necessary expenses. The director of the division of professional registration shall establish by rule guidelines for payment. All staff for the commission shall be provided by the board of registration for the healing arts.
     4. The commission shall hold an annual meeting at which it shall elect from its membership a chairman and secretary. The commission may hold such additional meetings as may be required in the performance of its duties, provided that notice of every meeting shall be given to each member at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting. A quorum of the commission shall consist of a majority of its members.
     5. The board of registration for the healing arts may remove a commission member for misconduct, incompetency or neglect of the member's official duties after giving the member written notice of the charges against such member and an opportunity to be heard thereon.


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