(a) The advisory board consists of nine members appointed by the presiding officer
of the commission with the approval of the commission as follows:
(1) six members licensed under this chapter who have been engaged in fitting and dispensing
hearing instruments for at least five years preceding appointment, not more than one
of whom may be licensed under Chapter 401;
(2) one member who is actively practicing as a physician licensed by the Texas Medical
Board and who:
(A) is a citizen of the United States; and
(B) specializes in the practice of otolaryngology; and
(3) two members of the public.
(b) Appointments to the advisory board shall be made without regard to the race, creed,
sex, religion, or national origin of the appointee.
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