(a) There is hereby created an 11 member "Family Practice Rural Health Board," with each member serving a six year term unless otherwise specified. The board shall consist of the following membership:
(1) Two members representing the medically underserved rural areas to be appointed by the Governor.
(2) One member from each of the seven U.S. Congressional Districts to be appointed by the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.
(3) One member to be appointed from the membership of the House of Representatives by the Speaker and whose term shall end with his legislative term at which time a replacement will be appointed.
(4) One member to be appointed from the membership of the State Senate by the Lieutenant Governor and whose term shall end with his legislative term at which time a replacement will be appointed.
(b) The board shall meet within 90 days following May 3, 1990, and elect from its membership, a chairman and other officers deemed necessary by the board. The director or his designee, of each of the family practice residency programs receiving funds through the provisions of this chapter, shall serve as ex officio, non-voting member of the board. Members shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be paid such per diem and mileage as provided for state employees.