State Boards

State Board of Health

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The State Board of Health consists of seven members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate. The State Board of Health serves as an advisory board to the department. Members of the Board of Health serve four-year terms, with the terms of two members ending each year. A member may serve no more than two terms.

Missouri law (section 191.400) specifies that three members must be licensed physicians and surgeons licensed by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts; one member must be a dentist licensed by the Missouri Dental Board; one member must be a chiropractic physician licensed by the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; two must be persons other than those licensed by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, the Missouri Dental Board or the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and must be representative of those persons, professions and businesses which are regulated and supervised by the department.

State Board of Senior Services

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The State Board of Senior Services consists of seven members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Missouri Senate. The State Board of Senior Services serves as an advisory board to the department. Members of the Board of Senior Services serve four-year terms, with the terms of two members ending each year. A member may serve no more than two terms.

The State Board of Senior Service’s advisory council on aging; one member shall be a person currently working in the field of gerontology; one member shall be a physician with expertise in geriatrics; one member shall be a person with expertise in nutrition; one member shall be a person with expertise in rehabilitation services of persons with disabilities and one member shall be a person with expertise in mental health issues. Of the two remaining members, the governor shall give consideration to individuals having a special interest in gerontology or disability-related issues, including senior citizens.