B. The board shall have the duty and responsibility to:
(1) meet at least quarterly or more frequently at the call of the chairman;
(2) evaluate the operation and effectiveness of the state SAR plan and make recommendations to the director;
(3) evaluate the operational effectiveness of specific missions, make findings of fact and recommendations to the chief and other appropriate authorities for the elimination of problems and the improvement of overall conduct of the mission;
(4) hold hearings and invite individuals to appear and testify before the board and reimburse such witnesses for travel expenses incurred;
(5) prepare a report for the attorney general's office in cases of victim hospitalization or death; and
(6) with the approval of the chief, certify field coordinators and confirm certification of SAR persons.
C. The governor shall appoint the seven appointed members for staggered terms of three years each made in such a manner that the terms of not more than three members expire on January 1 of 1979, 1980 and 1981. Thereafter, appointments shall be made so that the terms of not more than three members expire on January 1 of each year. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term. Any member of the board who misses more than two consecutive meetings shall automatically be removed as a member of the board.
Source: Inventory of Statutory Executive Boards and Commissions, Legislative Council Service 2010 Update