ORS 689.125¹
Term of office
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(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, members of the State Board of Pharmacy shall be appointed for a term of four years, except that members of the board who are appointed to fill vacancies which occur prior to the expiration of a former member’s full term shall serve the unexpired portion of such term.

(2)(a) The terms of the members of the board shall be staggered, so that the terms of no more than two members shall expire in any year.

(b) The present members of the board shall serve the balance of their terms.

(c) Any present board member appointed initially for a term of less than four years shall be eligible to serve for two additional full terms.

(3) No member of the board shall serve more than two consecutive full terms. The completion of the unexpired portion of a full term shall not constitute a full term for purposes of this section.

(4) An appointee to a full term on the board shall be appointed by the Governor before the expiration of the terms of the member being succeeded, and shall become a member of the board on the first day of the state fiscal year next following the appointment. Appointees to unexpired portions of full terms shall become members of the board on the day next following such appointment. In the event the number of board members is increased, the term of any new member shall commence at such time as is designated in the statute providing for the enlargement of the board.

(5) Each term of office on the board shall expire at midnight on the last day of the state fiscal year in the final year of the board member’s term or on the date the successor is appointed and qualified, except for Senate confirmation, whichever shall later occur.

(6) The Governor may remove a member of the board, pursuant to the procedures set forth in subsection (7) of this section upon one or more of the following grounds:

(a) The refusal or inability for any reason of a board member to perform the duties of a member of the board in an efficient, responsible and professional manner;

(b) The misuse of office by a member of the board to obtain personal, pecuniary or material gain or advantage for self or for another through such office; or

(c) The violation by any member of this chapter or any of the rules adopted hereunder.

(7) The procedures shall be as stated in ORS chapter 183 to remove a member of the board from office for any of the grounds specified by subsection (6) of this section. [1979 c.777 §§10,12; 1985 c.565 §97]

Chapter 689

Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors689.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­689ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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