334.625. 1. There is hereby established an "Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists" which shall guide, advise and make recommendations to the board. The commission shall approve the examination required by section 334.530 and shall assist the board in carrying out the provisions of sections 334.500 to 334.620.
2. The commission shall be appointed no later than October 1, 1989, and shall consist of five members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state and four shall be licensed as physical therapists by this state, and one shall be licensed as a physical therapist assistant by this state. Members shall be appointed to serve three-year terms, except that the first commission appointed shall consist of one member whose term shall be for one year; two members whose terms shall be for three years; and two members whose terms shall be for two years. The president of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association in office at the time shall, at least ninety days prior to the expiration of the term of a commission member or as soon as feasible after a vacancy on the commission otherwise occurs, submit to the director of the division of professional registration a list of five physical therapists if the commission member whose term is expiring is a physical therapist, or five physical therapist assistants if the commission member whose term is expiring is a physical therapist assistant, with the exception that the first commissioner to expire or vacancy created on the commission after August 28, 2007, shall be filled by the appointment of a physical therapist assistant. Each physical therapist and physical therapist assistant on the list submitted to the division of professional registration shall be qualified and willing to fill the vacancy in question, with the request and recommendation that the governor appoint one of the five persons so listed, and with the list so submitted, the president of the Missouri Physical Therapy Association 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 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 must be given to each member at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting. A quorum of the board shall consist of a majority of its members.
(L. 1989 H.B. 320 § 1, A.L. 1995 S.B. 452, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343, A.L. 2001 H.B. 567, A.L. 2007 S.B. 272)
Missouri General Assembly