One or more diversion evaluation committees is hereby authorized to be established by the board. Each diversion evaluation committee shall be composed of five persons appointed by the board.
Each diversion evaluation committee shall have the following composition:
(a) Three veterinarians licensed under this chapter. The board in making its appointments shall give consideration to recommendations of veterinary associations and local veterinary societies and shall consider, among others, where appropriate, the appointment of veterinarians who have recovered from impairment or who have knowledge and expertise in the management of impairment.
(b) Two public members.
Each person appointed to a diversion evaluation committee shall have experience or knowledge in the evaluation or management of persons who are impaired due to alchohol 1 or drug abuse.
It shall require the majority vote of the board to appoint a person to a diversion evaluation committee. Each appointment shall be at the pleasure of the board for a term not to exceed four years. In its discretion the board may stagger the terms of the initial members appointed.
The board may appoint a program director and other personnel as necessary to carry out provisions of this article.
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