(225 ILCS 30/30)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8401-30)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
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
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.)