(225 ILCS 125/25)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 25. Board of Licensing for Perfusionists.
    (a) The Secretary shall appoint a Board of Licensing for Perfusionists. The Board shall consist of 5 members who shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary. All shall be residents of Illinois. Two members must hold an active license to engage in the practice of perfusion in this State. One member shall be a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 who is board certified in and actively engaged in the practice of cardiothoracic surgery. One member shall be a licensed registered professional nurse certified by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. In addition to the 4 licensed members, there shall be one public member. The public member shall not hold a license under this Act or a similar Act of this State and who shall have no connection with the profession of perfusion.
    (b) Members shall serve 4-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    (c) In appointing members to the Board, the Secretary shall give due consideration to recommendations made by members and organizations of the perfusionist profession.
    (d) The membership of the Board should reasonably reflect representation from the geographic areas in this State.
    (e) 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 consecutive years.
    (f) Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    (g) Three Board members shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    (h) The Secretary may terminate the appointment of any member for cause which in the opinion of the Secretary reasonably justified such termination which may include, but is not limited to, a Board member who does not attend 2 consecutive meetings.
    (i) Notice of proposed rulemaking shall be transmitted to the Board and the Department shall review the response of the Board and any recommendations made therein.
    (j) Members of the Board shall have no liability in any action based upon disciplinary proceedings or other activity performed in good faith as members of the Board.
    (k) Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses.
(Source: P.A. 101-311, eff. 8-9-19.)