Drivers License Medical Advisory Board

Section 32-6-41. Board created; membership, appointment, expenses, meetings, etc.

(a) There is hereby created within the state Department of Public Safety a Driver License Medical Advisory Board for the purposes of advising the director concerning the medical aspects of driver licensure.
(b) The board shall consist of a minimum of 18 physicians appointed by the director, from a slate of nominees submitted by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and one licensed optometrist appointed by the director from a slate of nominees submitted by the Alabama Optometric Association. Each member of the board shall be licensed to practice in this state.
(c) The board shall be appointed initially as follows: six members to serve two-year terms, six members to serve three-year terms, and six members to serve four-year terms; thereafter appointments shall be for four-year terms, and vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. The director may increase or decrease the number of members on the board if, in the opinion of the director, additional members are needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the Department of Public Safety, as long as there is a minimum of 18 members on the board.
(d) Board members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses incurred in performing their duties as is provided state employees traveling in the service of the state. The payments shall be made from funds appropriated to the department.
(e) The board shall meet as the director deems necessary. Six members shall constitute a quorum for the purposes of conducting business.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-619, p. 1097, §2(a); Acts 1997, No. 97-671, p. 1294, §1.)