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Chapter 135-1 ORGANIZATION

Rule 135-1-.01 Organization of Board

The Board is composed of ten (10) members who are appointed by the Governor. The ten (10) members shall be constituted as follows: three (3) members licensed as Professional Counselors, three (3) members licensed as Social Workers, three (3) members licensed as Marriage and Family Therapists and one (1) member representing the public at large. The three (3) members of the Board from each specialty shall constitute a separate Standards Committee for their respective specialty.

Rule 135-1-.02 Officers

The Board shall elect from its members a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson in January of odd numbered years. Each shall serve a term of two years, or until their successor has been elected. Neither the Chairperson nor the Vice-Chairperson may succeed themselves in that office.

Rule 135-1-.03 Meetings

Each year the full Board shall hold at least two meetings. Additional meetings may be called by the Chairperson or may be held upon the written request of any four members of the Board. A majority shall constitute a quorum, so long as at least one (1) member of each specialty is present, provided that no decision of the Board regarding a particular specialty shall become effective without the approval of at least two (2) of the members of the Standards Committee for that specialty. A majority of the members of a Standards Committee shall constitute a quorum for a Standards Committee meeting.

Rule 135-1-.04 Restrictions on Board Members' Activities

(1) After a person has submitted a completed application for licensure to the Board, no member of the Board may supervise or direct such applicant for a fee until such time as that applicant becomes licensed by the Board.
(2) No Board member shall participate in the deliberation or the vote on licensure of any applicant who was previously supervised or directed by that Board member.

Rule 135-1-.05 Public Information

The Public may obtain information from the Board by contacting the Board office at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217.