Title 43, Chapter 30, Section 2
(a) It shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint a State Board of
Optometry to consist of six members. This board shall be appointed
by the Governor and styled the "State Board of Optometry." All
appointments to the board shall be subject to the confirmation of
the Senate. One of the members shall be appointed from the public at
large and shall have no connection whatsoever with the profession or
practice of optometry. The remaining five members shall be persons
who have been actively engaged in the practice of optometry in the
state for five years immediately preceding such appointment, shall
be registered as optometrists under this chapter, and shall be
qualified to use pharmaceutical agents for diagnostic and treatment
purposes as authorized under this chapter.
(b) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the board who is
connected in any way with a school teaching optometry or who sells
optical goods at wholesale.