Sec. H-1. 32 MRSA §3269, sub-§15, as amended by PL 1997, c. 680, Pt. C, §2, is further amended to read:
15. Adequacy of budget, fees and staffing. The duty to ensure that the budget submitted by the board to the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation
must be is sufficient, if approved, to provide for adequate legal and investigative personnel on the board's staff and that of the Attorney General to assure ensure that professional liability complaints described in Title 24, section 2607 and complaints regarding a section of this chapter can be resolved in a timely fashion. The board's staff must include one position staffed by an individual who is primarily a consumer assistant. The functions and expense of the consumer assistant position must be shared on a pro rata basis with the Board of Osteopathic Licensure. Within the limit set by section 3279, the board shall charge sufficient licensure fees to finance this budget provision. The board shall submit legislation to request an increase in these fees should they prove inadequate to the provisions of this subsection.
Within the limit of funds provided to it by the board, the Department of the Attorney General shall make available to the board sufficient legal and investigative staff to enable all consumer complaints mentioned in this subsection to be resolved in a timely fashion;
Sec. H-2. 32 MRSA §3269, sub-§16, as amended by PL 1993, c. 600, Pt. A, §202, is further amended to read:
16. Executive director. The
board may power to appoint an executive director who serves at the pleasure of the board and who shall assist the board in carrying out its administrative duties and responsibilities under this chapter. The salary range for the executive director must be set by the board within the range established by Title 2, section 6-C .; and
Sec. H-3. 32 MRSA §3269, sub-§17 is enacted to read:
17. Approval of licenses. The power to direct staff to review and approve applications for licensure or renewal in accordance with criteria established in law or in rules adopted by the board. Licensing decisions made by staff may be appealed to the full board.
Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
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