The members of the board shall be appointed by the commissioner. Before such appointments are made, the commissioner shall consult with the medical society of the state of New York in order to obtain their advice regarding the physician appointments. The commissioner shall consult with the optometric council of New York state and the New York state optometric association regarding the appointment of an optometrist, and the New York state psychological association regarding the appointment of a psychologist. The board members shall be appointed to serve three year terms except that four such members initially appointed shall serve one year terms, five shall serve two year terms and five shall serve three year terms. The commissioner shall designate the chairman of the board. Members representing other specialties and interests may be appointed by the commissioner upon recommendation of the board.
Board members shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
The board shall meet at such times as the commissioner shall direct.