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Article - Family Law




§14–402.

    (a)    (1)    Each review board consists of 11 members appointed:

            (i)    by the county commissioners;

            (ii)    in Baltimore City, by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council;

            (iii)    in any county that has a county executive, by the county executive with the advice and consent of the county council; or

            (iv)    if 2 or more counties have agreed to establish a multicounty review board, jointly by the appropriate officials of the counties served by the board.

        (2)    Of the 11 members:

            (i)    1 shall be a professional representative of a local department;

            (ii)    1.    in counties other than St. Mary’s County:

                A.    1 shall be a physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician who is not a psychiatrist; and

                B.    1 shall be a psychiatrist; and

                2.    in St. Mary’s County:

                A.    1 shall be a physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, or physician who is not a psychiatrist; and

                B.    1 shall be a psychiatrist or psychologist;

            (iii)    1 shall be a representative of a local commission on aging;

            (iv)    1 shall be a professional representative of a local nonprofit social service organization;

            (v)    1 shall be a lawyer;

            (vi)    2 shall be lay individuals;

            (vii)    1 shall be a registered nurse;

            (viii)    1 shall be a professional in the field of disabilities; and

            (ix)    1 shall be a person with a physical disability.

    (b)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, the term of a member is 3 years.

        (2)    The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the review board on October 1, 1984.

        (3)    In Charles County, the term of a member is 4 years.

        (4)    At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (5)    A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.