The Board of Optometry shall be composed of six members as follows: five licensed optometrists and one citizen member. The terms of office of the members shall be four years. The professional members of the Board shall have been engaged in the practice of optometry for at least five years prior to the date of their appointment. After July 1, 1996, all professional members newly appointed to the Board shall be certified in the administration of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents pursuant to Article 5 (§ 54.1-3222 et seq.) of this chapter.
Code 1950, §§ 54-371, 54-375; 1979, c. 39; 1986, c. 464; 1988, cc. 42, 765; 1996, cc. 152, 158.