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than by abolition of positions) and so as to preserve the composition
of the Board; the appointments shall be made from lists of qualified
persons submitted to the Governor by the Medical and Chirurgical
Faculty of Maryland and shall contain not less than three names for
each appointment to be made. Vacancies shall be filled by the Gover-
nor for the unexpired term in the manner provided herein. A quorum
of the Board for the transaction of business shall be four members.
Members of the Board shall be entitled to receive such compensation
as it may determine from time to time, not to exceed twenty-five
dollars ($25.00) per day for each day they are engaged in transacting
the business of the Board. The members shall receive also their neces-
sary traveling expenses. The Board shall elect annually one of its
members as chairman, and shall also elect annually a secretary, who
need not be a member of the Board. The secretary shall receive such
compensation as may be provided in the budget; and the compensa-
tion of the members, the secretary and all expenses of the Board shall
be paid from its receipts. The Board shall have the authority to obtain
information which it may require in the field of physical therapy and,
for that purpose, may secure the advice of experts and consultants
to be paid out of the funds of the Board.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it is the legislative intent
in enacting this Act to reduce the membership of the State Board of
Physical Therapy Examiners from seven to five persons, of whom
(beginning in 1971) three are physical therapists and two are physi-
cians; and that the changes necessary to accomplish this end be made
over a period of years.
Notwithstanding any provisions of Section 606 of Article 43 of the
Code, as amended by this Act,
(1) The seven members of the Board serving on June 1, 1968,
shall be continued in office until the expiration of their terms.
(2) The position of the physician whose term expires on May
31, 1969, is abolished on that date, and in its place a position for a
physical therapist is added as of June 1, 1969.
(3) The position of the physician whose term expires on May 31,
1970, is abolished on that date.
(4) The position of the physician whose term expires on May 31,
1971, is abolished on that date.
Following the schedule established in this section, positions on the
Board are abolished and added as respectively provided, until on
June 1,1971, the Board has a membership of three physical therapists
and two physicians, as indicated in Section 606 above.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the State Board of Physical
Therapy Examiners with the membership as revised in this Act is a
continuation of the Board as it existed immediately prior to the effec-
tive date of this Act. It is the intent of this Act only to reconstitute
the membership of the Board without affecting its continuity or
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect
July 1, 1968.
Approved April 10, 1968.