6. Composition of Board

    (1) The Board shall consist of 6 persons appointed by the Governor, of whom

    (a) 1 shall be the chief executive officer 2 or a person who is nominated by the chief executive officer 2;

    (b) 1 shall be a medical practitioner nominated for appointment by the Minister;

    (c) 1 shall be a person nominated for appointment by the Council of the Curtin University of Technology 3 established under the Curtin University of Technology Act 1966 4; and

    (d) 3 shall be persons nominated for appointment by the Minister from a panel of names submitted by the body known as The Australian Podiatry Association (Western Australia).

    (2) The Board shall elect its own chairman.

    (3) Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of the Board.

    (4) The performance of the functions or the exercise of the powers of the Board is not affected by reason of there being a vacancy or vacancies in the membership of the Board.

    (5) Prior to each occasion on which an appointment is to be made to an office of member referred to in subsection (1)(d), the Minister shall, in writing, request The Australian Podiatry Association (Western Australia) to submit to him a panel of names containing not fewer than 2 names in respect of each vacancy, being the names of persons who are willing to serve as members.

    (6) Where a request has been made under subsection (5) for the submission of a panel of names to the Minister, the Minister

    (a) shall, if such a panel is submitted within 30 days of the body receiving the request, nominate 1 or more, as the case requires, of the persons whose names appear on the panel for appointment to the office of member; and

    (b) may, if default is made in submitting within that time such a panel to him, nominate for appointment to the office of member such person or persons as he thinks fit.

    (7) Subject to this section, a member shall hold office for such period not exceeding 3 years as is specified in the instrument of his appointment and is eligible for reappointment.

    (8) The Governor may remove a member appointed

    (a) pursuant to subsection (1)(a) if, being a person nominated by the chief executive officer 2, the nomination by the chief executive officer 2 of that person as member is withdrawn;

    (b) pursuant to section 7(1)(c), if the nomination by the Curtin University of Technology 3 of that person as member is withdrawn.

    (9) A member may resign his office at any time by notice in writing delivered to the Minister.

    (10) The Governor may terminate the appointment of a member by reason of the misbehaviour, or the physical or mental incapacity, of the member.

    (11) The Governor shall terminate the appointment of a member if that member

    (a) becomes bankrupt, applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors, compounds with his creditors or makes an assignment of his remuneration for their benefit; or

    (b) absents himself, except with the leave of the Board, from 3 consecutive meetings of the Board.

    (12) The appointment of a member is not invalidated, and shall not be called in question, by reason of a defect or irregularity in connection with his nomination.

    (13) The office of member of the Board may be held in conjunction with any appointment or office in the Public Service of the State.



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