Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022
2.1. At the annual
meeting in July of each year the Board shall elect a president and secretary.
Any vacancy in the officers of the Board may be filled at any duly convened
meeting of the Board.
president has power to appoint committees from the Board membership and the
duties of the committees shall be to consider such matters, pertaining to the
enforcement of the Optometry Laws of this State and the rules promulgated in
accordance with the laws, as shall be referred to the committees and they shall
make recommendations to the Board. The president shall preside over all meeting
of the Board and shall be ex officio chairman of all committees.
2.3. The secretary-treasurer shall make and
keep records of all meetings, keep records of examination results on the
applicants, receive all moneys due the Board and account with a financial
statement at the regular annual meeting in July of each year. In addition to
this financial statement he or she shall have a regular audit by a
representative of the Auditor's Office of the State of West Virginia every
three (3) years or when turning over the records of the secretary's office to
his successor and he or she shall executive a bond as required by law. Under
the direction of the president he or she shall serve as chairman of the
Committee on Examinations and shall designate the subjects on examinations to
members of the Board. He or she shall represent the Board in attempting to
eliminate a violation of the Code governing the practice of Optometry and she
or she shall perform any other duties that may come with his office. He or she
shall also receive office expenses which have been presented and allowed by the
West Virginia Department of Finance and Administration.
2.4. Compensation of members: expenses -
Every member of the Board shall receive $100.00 for each day actually spent in
attending the sessions of the Board or of its committees and the travel
necessary thereto. Every member shall be similarly reimbursed at the stated per
diem amount plus expenses for attending all activities approved by the Board
and while performing all activities which are pertinent to the operation and
function of the Board, and for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred
in carrying out the provisions of W. Va. Code §§
2.5. The Board may, in its
discretion, employ an executive secretary, or any other administrative staff
member(s) as the Board may consider necessary. These Board employees shall be
empowered to perform those activities and discharge duties required of the
Board and the secretary-treasurer of the Board pursuant to West Virginia law
and these rules.
2.6. Location of
office - The official office of the Board is, unless otherwise designated by
the Board, located at the office of the executive secretary.