(225 ILCS 115/7) (from Ch. 111, par. 7007)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 7. Veterinarian Licensing and Disciplinary Board. The Secretary shall appoint a Veterinarian Licensing and Disciplinary Board as follows: 7 persons shall be appointed by and shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Secretary, 6 members must be licensed, in good standing, veterinarians in this State, and must be actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery in this State, and one member must be a member of the public who is not licensed under this Act, or a similar Act of another jurisdiction and who has no connection with the veterinary profession.
    Members shall serve 4-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. No member shall be reappointed to the Board for more than 2 full, consecutive terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be made in the same manner as original appointments, for the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
    The Secretary shall consider the recommendations made by the State Veterinary Medical Association in making appointments.
    Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.
    The Secretary shall have the authority to remove or suspend any member of the Board for cause at any time before the expiration of his or her term.
    The Board shall annually elect a Chairman who shall be a Veterinarian.
    The Secretary shall consider the advice and recommendations of the Board on questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline and qualifications of candidates and licensees under this Act.
    Members of the Board shall be reimbursed for all legitimate, necessary, and authorized expenses incurred in attending the meetings of the Board.
    Members of the Board have no liability in any action based upon any disciplinary proceeding or other activity performed in good faith as a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)