(225 ILCS 30/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 8401-30)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 30. Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board. The Secretary shall appoint a Dietitian Nutritionist Practice Board as follows: 7 individuals who shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. Of these 7 individuals, 6 members must be licensed under this Act, 2 of which must be a registered dietitian and 2 of which must be either a certified clinical nutritionist, a certified nutrition specialist, or a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, and one member must be a public member not licensed under this Act.
    Members shall serve 3-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for a term that would cause his or her continuous service on the Board to be longer than 8 years. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    Insofar as possible, the licensed professionals appointed to serve on the Board shall be generally representative of the geographical distribution of licensed professionals within this State. Any time there is a vacancy on the Board, any professional association composed of persons licensed under this Act may recommend licensees to fill the vacancy to the Board for the appointment of licensees.
    A vacancy in the membership of the Board shall not impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Board.
    Members of the Board shall have no liability in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term. The Secretary shall be the sole arbiter of cause.
    The Secretary shall consider the recommendation of the Board on questions of standards of professional conduct, discipline, and qualifications of candidates or licensees under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1141, eff. 12-28-12.)