1. The commissioner shall appoint a state patient qualification review board of no
less than three nor more than five members. The state patient qualification review board shall be comprised of:
(a) A physician licensed to practice medicine in New York and certified by the American
board of ophthalmology;
(b) A physician licensed to practice medicine in New York and certified by the American
board of internal medicine and also certified in the subspecialty of medical oncology;
(c) A physician licensed to practice medicine in New York and certified in psychiatry
by the American board of psychiatry and neurology; and
(d) Any other members that the commissioner may deem necessary.
2. Members of such board shall be appointed for three year terms except that the term
of those first appointed shall be arranged so that as nearly as possible an equal
number shall terminate annually. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled by an appointment by the commissioner
for the unexpired term. The commissioner shall designate the chairman of the board. Any member may be removed from the board at the pleasure of the commissioner.
3. Each member of the board shall receive up to one hundred fifty dollars as prescribed
by the commissioner for each day devoted to board work not to exceed forty-five hundred
dollars in any one year, and shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses.
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