(1) The board shall elect from its members a presiding officer, vice-presiding officer and a secretary annually.

(2) The presiding officer shall be the executive officer of the board. When present, the presiding officer shall preside at all meetings and shall appoint such committees as the board may authorize from time-to-time. The presiding officer shall sign all certificates and other official papers and shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office of presiding officer and permitted by law.

(3) The vice-presiding officer, in the absence of the presiding officer, shall perform the duties delegated to the presiding officer in the preceding subsections, except the presiding officer shall sign all official papers of the board.

(4) In the absence of the presiding officer and vice-presiding officer from a regular or special meeting of the board, the remaining members shall appoint a board member to serve as the presiding officer, who shall serve until the conclusion of the meeting or until the arrival of the elected presiding officer.

History: 37-67-202, MCA; IMP, 37-67-201, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 1687, Eff. 12/8/79; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic. , Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 196, Eff. 1/28/97; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1326, Eff. 4/26/02; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1756.