California Business And Professions Code Section 2604
The members of the board shall be appointed for a term of four years, expiring on the first day of June of each year. The Governor shall appoint one of the public members and the four physical therapist members of the board qualified as provided in Section 2603. The Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a public member, and their initial appointment shall be made to fill, respectively, the first and second public member vacancies which occur on or after January 1, 1983. Not more than one member of the board shall be appointed from the full-time faculty of any university, college, or other educational institution. No person may serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive terms. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Annually, the board shall elect one of its members as president. The appointing power shall have the power to remove any member of the board from office for neglect of any duty required by law or for incompetency or unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.