Section 473.303, Florida Statutes 2008
473.303 Board of Accountancy.--
(1) There is created in the department the Board of Accountancy. The board shall consist of nine members, seven of whom must be certified public accountants and two of whom must be laypersons who are not and have never been certified public accountants or members of any closely related profession or occupation. The members who are certified public accountants must have practiced public accounting on a substantially full-time basis for at least 5 years. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older. Each member shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(2) The probable cause panel of the board may be composed of at least one board member who shall serve as chair and additional board members or past members of the board who are licensees in good standing. The past board members shall be appointed to the panel for a maximum of 2 years by the chair of the board with the approval of the secretary of the department.
History.--ss. 3, 25, ch. 79-202; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 52, ch. 83-329; ss. 1, 10, 11, ch. 85-9; s. 21, ch. 87-172; s. 23, ch. 91-137; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 156, ch. 94-218; s. 346, ch. 97-103; s. 2, ch. 98-340.