(225 ILCS 60/8) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-8)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 8. Medical Licensing Board.
    (A) There is hereby created a Medical Licensing Board. The Licensing Board shall be composed of 7 members, to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; 5 of whom shall be reputable physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches in Illinois, possessing the degree of doctor of medicine; one member shall be a reputable physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all of its branches, possessing the degree of doctor of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine; and one member shall be a reputable chiropractic physician licensed to practice in Illinois and possessing the degree of doctor of chiropractic. Of the 5 members holding the degree of doctor of medicine, one shall be a full-time or part-time teacher of professorial rank in the clinical department of an Illinois school of medicine.
    (B) Members of the Licensing Board shall be appointed for terms of 4 years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term. No more than 4 members of the Licensing Board shall be members of the same political party and all members shall be residents of this State. No member of the Licensing Board may be appointed to more than 2 successive 4 year terms.
    (C) Members of the Licensing Board shall be immune from suit in any action based upon any licensing proceedings or other acts performed in good faith as members of the Licensing Board.
    (D) (Blank).
    (E) The Licensing Board shall annually elect one of its members as chairperson and one as vice chairperson. No member shall be elected more than twice in succession to the same office. Each officer shall serve until his or her successor has been elected and qualified.
    (F) None of the functions, powers or duties of the Department with respect to policies regarding licensure and examination under this Act, including the promulgation of such rules as may be necessary for the administration of this Act, shall be exercised by the Department except upon review of the Licensing Board.
    (G) The Licensing Board shall receive the same compensation as the members of the Disciplinary Board, which compensation shall be paid out of the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-622, eff. 11-23-11.)