Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 337
Psychologists--Professional Counselors--Social Workers
Section 337.305

August 28, 2014

Advisory board created, members, terms, meetings, vacancies.

337.305. 1. There is hereby created under the state committee of psychologists within the division of professional registration the "Behavior Analyst Advisory Board". The behavior analyst advisory board shall consist of the following seven members: three licensed behavior analysts, one licensed behavior analyst holding a doctoral degree, one licensed assistant behavior analyst, one professional member of the committee, and one public member.

2. Appointments to the board, except for the one professional member of the committee, shall be made by the governor upon the recommendations of the director of the division, upon the advice and consent of the senate. The division, prior to submitting nominations, shall solicit nominees from professional associations and licensed behavior analysts or licensed assistant behavior analysts in the state. Appointment to the board of the one professional member of the committee shall be made by nomination and majority vote of the committee.

3. The term of office for board members shall be five years. In making initial appointments to the board, the governor shall stagger the terms of the appointees so that one member serves an initial term of two years, three members shall serve an initial term of three years, and three members serve initial terms of four years. Each member of the board shall hold office until his or her successor has been qualified. A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided for the original appointment. A member appointed for less than a full term may serve two full terms in addition to such part of a full term.

4. Each board member shall be a resident of this state for a period of one year and a registered voter, shall be a United States citizen, and shall, other than the public member, have been a licensed behavior analyst or licensed assistant behavior analyst in this state for at least three years prior to appointment except for the original members of the board who shall have experience in the practice of applied behavior analysis.

5. The public member shall be a person who is not and never was a member of any profession licensed or regulated under sections 337.300 to 337.345 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 337.300 to 337.345, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated under sections 337.300 to 337.345.

6. The board shall meet at least quarterly. At one of its regular meetings, the board shall select from among its members a chairperson and a vice chairperson. A quorum of the committee shall consist of a majority of its members. In the absence of the chairperson, the vice chairperson shall conduct the office of the chairperson.

7. Each member of the board shall receive as compensation an amount set by the division not to exceed fifty dollars for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and shall be entitled to reimbursement for necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties.

8. Staff for the board shall be provided by the director of the division of professional registration.

9. The governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetency, or neglect of office. All vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, and the member so appointed shall serve for the unexpired term.

(L. 2010 H.B. 1311 & 1341, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1563)

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