104E-8. Radiation Protection Commission - Members; selections; removal; compensation; quorum; services.

(a) The Commission shall consist of 11 voting public members and 10 nonvoting ex officio members. The 11 voting public members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor as follows:

(1) One member who shall be actively involved in the field of environmental protection;

(2) One member who shall be an employee of one of the licensed public utilities involved in the generation of power by atomic energy;

(3) One member who shall have experience in the field of atomic energy other than power generation;

(4) One member who shall be a scientist or engineer from the faculty of one of the institutions of higher learning in the State;

(5) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the field of radiation and its biological effects from the North Carolina Medical Society;

(6) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the field of radiation and its biological effects from the North Carolina Dental Society;

(7) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the field of radiation and its biological effects from the State at large;

(8) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the field of radiation and its biological effects and who shall be a practicing hospital administrator from the North Carolina Hospital Association;

(9) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the field of radiation and its biological effects from the North Carolina Chiropractic Association;

(10) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the clinical application of radiation, shall be a practicing radiologic technologist from the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, and shall be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists;

(11) One member who shall have recognized knowledge in the clinical application of radiation and shall be a practicing podiatrist licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Podiatry Examiners.

(b) Public members so appointed shall serve terms of office of four years. Four of the initial members shall be appointed for two years, three members for three years, and three members for four years. Any appointment to fill a vacancy on the Commission created by the resignation, dismissal, death or disability of a public member shall be for the balance of the unexpired term. At the expiration of each public member's term, the Governor shall reappoint or replace the member with a member of like qualifications. At its first meeting on or after July first of each year, the Commission shall designate by election one of its public members as chairman and one of its public members as vice-chairman to serve through June thirtieth of the following year.

(c) The 10 ex officio members shall be appointed by the Governor, shall be members or employees of the following State agencies or their successors, and shall serve at the Governor's pleasure:

(1) The Utilities Commission.

(2) The Commission for Public Health.

(3) The Environmental Management Commission.

(4) The Board of Transportation.

(5) The Division of Emergency Management of the Department of Public Safety.

(6) The Division of Health Service Regulation of the Department.

(7) The Department of Labor.

(8) The Industrial Commission.

(9) The Department of Insurance.

(10) The Medical Care Commission.

(d) The Governor shall have the power to remove any member from the Commission for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in accordance with G.S. 143B-13.

(e) The members of the Commission shall receive per diem and necessary travel and subsistence expenses in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 138-5.

(f) A majority of the public members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(g) All clerical and other services required by the Commission shall be supplied by the Secretary. (1975, c. 718, s. 1; 1989, c. 727, s. 219(18); 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1004, ss. 19(b), 41; 1991, c. 342, ss. 2, 3; 2002-70, s. 2; 2007-182, s. 2; 2011-145, ss. 13.3(ddd), 19.1(g); 2011-391, s. 27(c).)