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Chapter 250-1 ORGANIZATION

Rule 250-1-.01 Organization of Board

The Board shall be composed of seven (7) members who are appointed by the Governor. The seven (7) members shall be constituted as follows: six (6) members, each of whom is a licensed and practicing funeral director and embalmer with a minimum of five (5) years as such in this state immediately prior to appointment, plus one (1) consumer advocate member who shall have no connection whatsoever with the funeral service industry. Each member shall be appointed by the Governor for a term of six (6) years.

Rule 250-1-.02 Officers

Each year the Board shall elect a President and Vice-President at the first meeting on or after April 1.

Rule 250-1-.03 Meetings

Meetings of the Board shall be held at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217, Professional Licensing Boards Division, unless another meeting location is requested by the President and approved by the Division Director. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President. A majority of the appointed members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Rule 250-1-.04 Restrictions on Board Members' Activities

(1) No Board member shall participate in the deliberation or the vote on licensure or registration of any applicant who is employed by, was previously employed by, or is being hired by that Board member.
(2) No Board member shall participate in the deliberation or the vote on licensure or registration of any applicant:
(a) who is known to be a relative of that Board member; or
(b) with whom that Board member has a personal relationship which could affect the Board member's judgment.
(3) No Board member shall participate in the deliberation or the vote on licensure for any establishment or crematory in which the member has an ownership or management interest.
(a) For purposes of administering this rule,"ownership" is determined by whether the Board member has authority and responsibility for making decisions concerning the operations of the organization as a whole. "Ownership" does not include holding an insignificant equity ownership, such as in common stocks and bonds; and
(b) For purposes of administering this rule,"management interest" is determined by whether the Board member has direct management responsibilities for the establishment involved in the vote or deliberation.

Rule 250-1-.05 Public Information

The public may obtain information that is subject to the Open Records Act from the Board and submit requests to the Board by contacting the Board office at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217.