- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 47. Welfare, Social Services and Institutions
- Chapter 30. Mental Health
- Section 21. Term of Office, Vacancies, and Removal.
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AS 47.30.021. Term of Office, Vacancies, and Removal.
- (a) The members of the board serve staggered five-year terms. A member shall continue to serve until the member's
successor is appointed and confirmed.
- (b) A vacancy occurring in the membership of the board shall be filled within 60 days by appointment of the governor for
the unexpired portion of the vacated term.
- (c) The governor may remove a member of the board only for cause, including incompetence, neglect of duty, misconduct in
office, poor attendance, or lack of contribution to the board's work. A member being removed for cause shall be given a
copy of the charges and afforded an opportunity to publicly present a defense in person or by counsel upon not less
than 10 days' written notice. If a member is removed for cause, the governor shall file with the lieutenant governor a
complete statement of all charges made against the member and the governor's findings based on the charges, together
with a complete record of the proceedings. The removal of a member for cause constitutes a final administrative order.
A member seeking to appeal the governor's removal of a member for cause under this subsection shall file a notice of
appeal with the superior court under AS 44.62.560
- (d) Except for a trustee who has served two consecutive five-year terms, a member of the board may be reappointed. A
member of the board who has served two consecutive five-year terms is not eligible for reappointment to the board until
one year has intervened.
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