34:15-120.17. Board of directors ; membership; qualifications; terms of office; vacancies; expenses.
The board of directors of the association shall consist of five persons and shall be organized as established in the plan of operation. With respect to initial appointments, the commissioner shall, within 180 days of the effective date of this act, approve and appoint to the board persons who are employed or who have been employed by a self-insurer in this State required to become a member of the association pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of this act and are, or were, as the case may be, responsible for the administration of workers' compensation for that self-insurer for at least five years and who are recommended by the self-insurers in this State required to become members of the association pursuant to the provisions of section 2 of this act. If the commissioner finds that any person so recommended does not have the necessary qualifications for service on the board and a majority of the board has been appointed, the commissioner shall request the directors thus far approved and appointed to recommend another person for appointment to the board. Each director shall serve for a four-year term and may be reappointed.
Appointments other than initial appointments shall be made by the commissioner upon recommendation of members of the association. Any vacancy on the board shall be filled for the remaining period of the term in the same manner as appointments other than initial appointments are made. Each director may be reimbursed from assets of the association for expenses incurred in carrying out the duties of the board on behalf of the association.