324.203. 1. There is hereby created within the division of professional registration, a committee to be known as the "State Committee of Dietitians". The committee shall assist the division in administering and enforcing the provisions of sections 324.200 to 324.225, adopt, publish, and enforce such rules and regulations within the scope and purview of the provisions of sections 324.200 to 324.225 as may be considered to be necessary or proper for the effective administration and interpretation of the provisions of sections 324.200 to 324.225, and for the conduct of its business and management of its internal affairs.
2. The committee shall approve the examination required by section 324.210.
3. The committee shall consist of six members including one public member, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member of the committee shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state, and, except as provided in this section and except for the first members appointed, shall be licensed as a dietitian by this state. Beginning with the first appointments made after August 28, 1998, two members shall be appointed for four years, two members shall be appointed for three years and two members shall be appointed for two years. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed to serve four-year terms. No person shall be eligible for reappointment who has served as a member of the committee for a total of eight years. The membership of the committee shall reflect the differences in levels of education and work experience with consideration being given to race, gender, and ethnic origins. No more than three members shall be from the same political party. The membership shall be representative of the various geographic regions of the state.
4. A vacancy in the office of a member shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.
5. Each member of the committee shall receive as compensation an amount set by the division not to exceed fifty dollars, and shall be reimbursed for necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties. The director of the division of professional registration shall establish by rule guidelines for payment. All staff for the committee shall be provided by the division.
6. The committee shall hold an annual meeting at which it shall elect from its membership a chairperson and secretary. The committee 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 three days prior to the date of the meeting. A quorum of the committee shall consist of a majority of its members.
7. The governor may remove a committee member for misconduct, incompetency, neglect of the member's official duties, or for cause.
8. The public member shall be at the time of the person's 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 by sections 324.200 to 324.225, or the spouse of such a 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 324.200 to 324.225, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated by sections 324.200 to 324.225. The duties of the public member shall not include the determination of the technical requirements to be met for licensure or whether any person meets such technical requirements or of the technical competence or technical judgment of a licensee or a candidate for licensure.
(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al. merged with S.B. 650, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1122, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788)
Missouri General Assembly