The members of the board shall qualify by taking an oath of office before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths in this State.

The board shall meet at least once each year and at such other times as its bylaws provide. A quorum for the meetings consists of four members. At its initial meeting the board shall elect from its membership a chairman, a vice-chairman, and a secretary to serve for one-year terms. The board may adopt bylaws and rules of procedure necessary to perform its duties.

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 40-61-30

  • Board: means the South Carolina State Board of Examiners for Registered Environmental Sanitarians. See South Carolina Code 40-61-10
  • Certificate of registration: means a serially numbered document issued by the board certifying that the person named therein has been duly registered by the board as a registered sanitarian, containing the name of the person registered and the date of registration, and authenticated by the signatures as determined by the board. See South Carolina Code 40-61-10
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

If a board member is disqualified and his absence results in the lack of a quorum or an adequate number of members to perform official functions, the Governor may deputize an individual to replace him during the period of disqualification. The deputized individual shall take the same oath as required of other members of the board.

The board shall have a seal and the impression thereof must be attached to all official documents issued by it.

The board shall keep a record of its proceedings and a register of all applications for certificates of registration which shows:

(a) The name, age, and residence of each applicant.

(b) His educational and other qualifications.

(c) Whether an examination was required.

(d) Whether the applicant was rejected.

(e) Whether a certificate of registration was granted.

(f) The date of the action of the board.

(g) Other information as may be deemed necessary by the board.

The records of the board are prima facie evidence of the proceedings of the board set forth therein and a transcript thereof, duly certified by the secretary under seal, is admissible in evidence with the same force and effect as if the original were produced.

Each member may be allowed the usual mileage, per diem, and subsistence as provided by law for members of state boards, committees, and commissions for each day actually engaged in the duties of his office, including a reasonable number of days for the preparation and reviewing of examinations in addition to the time actually spent in conducting examinations.