§ 43-10A-5. Requirement of oath; quorum; powers and duties of board; ethics; reimbursement of members; meetings.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 10A. PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 43-10A-5. Requirement of oath; quorum; powers and duties of board; ethics; reimbursement of members; meetings

(a) The members of the board shall take an oath to perform faithfully the duties of their office. Within 30 days after taking the oath of office, the first board appointed under this chapter shall meet for an organizational meeting on call by the division director. At such meeting and at an organizational meeting in January every odd-numbered year thereafter, the board shall elect from its members a chairperson and vice chairperson to serve for terms of two years.
(b) The quorum for the transaction of business of the board shall be as provided in subsection (b) of Code Section 43-1-12.
(c) Unless specifically delegated to a standards committee pursuant to Code Section 43-10A-6, the board shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) To adopt, amend, and repeal such rules and regulations not inconsistent with this chapter necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter;
(2) To issue, renew, and reinstate the licenses of duly qualified applicants for licensure to practice a specialty in this state;
(3) To deny, suspend, revoke, or otherwise sanction licenses to practice a specialty in this state;
(4) To initiate investigations for the purpose of discovering violations of this chapter;
(5) To conduct hearings upon charges calling for the discipline of a licensee or on violations of this chapter;
(6) To issue to specialists licensed under this chapter certificates under the seal of the board evidencing such licensure and signed, either by hand or facsimile signature, by the chairperson of the board and the division director;
(7) To adopt a seal; and
(8) To do all other things necessary to administer and enforce this chapter and all rules and regulations adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter.
(d) The board shall adopt a code of ethics to govern the behavior of persons licensed under this chapter, including but not limited to the prohibiting of practice in those areas in which the specialty practitioner has not obtained university level graduate training or substantially equivalent supervised experience.
(e) Each member of the board shall be reimbursed as provided in subsection (f) of Code Section 43-1-2.
(f) After a person has applied for licensure, no member of the board may supervise or direct such applicant for a fee nor shall any member vote on any applicant previously supervised or directed by that member.
(g) The board shall hold at least two regular meetings each year. Additional meetings may be held upon the call of the chairperson of the board or at the written request of any four members of the board.

Cite as OCGA § 43-10A-5