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65-2812. State board of healing arts; membership; appointment. For the purpose of administering the provisions of this act, the governor shall appoint a state board of healing arts consisting of 15 members. At least 30 days before the expiration of any term, other than that of the member appointed from the general public, the professional society or association shall submit to the governor a list of three or more names of persons of recognized ability who have the qualifications prescribed for board members for each member of the board who will be appointed from its branch of the healing arts. The governor shall consider the list of persons in making the appointment to the board. In case of a vacancy on the board, other than that of the member appointed from the general public and the licensed podiatrist member of the board, prior to the expiration of a term of office, the governor shall appoint a qualified successor to fill the unexpired term, and in making the appointment the governor shall give consideration to the list of persons last submitted to the governor.

History: L. 1957, ch. 343, § 12; L. 1969, ch. 299, § 4; L. 1975, ch. 325, § 2; L. 1976, ch. 273, § 8; L. 1978, ch. 308, § 51; L. 1982, ch. 347, § 25; L. 1986, ch. 229, § 35; L. 1988, ch. 246, § 16; L. 1992, ch. 116, § 30; L. 2014, ch. 131, § 8; July 1, 2015.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Podiatry examiners, see 74-2805 et seq.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Legislative Review of Examining and Licensing Functions of State Boards and Commissions," Stanley D. Elofson, 7 W.L.J. 307, 311 (1968).

"Medical Malpractice Legislation: The Kansas Response to the Medical Malpractice Crisis," Karen Wedel and Jerome Weber, 23 W.L.J. 566, 582 (1984).

"Reconsidering the Regulation of Health Professionals in Kansas," Lisa E. Bartra, 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y, No. 3, 155, 159, 166, 167, 171, 173 (1996).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Authority of legislature to transfer money from special revenue funds into state general fund. 2002-45.


1. Healing arts act held constitutional. Sutherland v. Ferguson, 194 K. 35, 37, 397 P.2d 335.

2. Administration of healing arts act considered. Kansas State Board of Healing Arts v. Foote, 200 K. 447, 452, 436 P.2d 828.

3. Authority of board to regulate the practice of medicine, review of board's decisions examined. Vakas v. Kansas Bd. of Healing Arts, 248 K. 589, 592, 808 P.2d 1355 (1991).

4. Whether Kansas board of healing arts has the capacity to be sued under KTCA (75-6101 et seq.) and ordered to pay damages examined. Corder v. Kansas Board of Healing Arts, 256 K. 638, 663, 889 P.2d 1127 (1994).

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