Section 29. There shall be a board of registration in embalming and funeral directing, in this and the following two sections called the board, consisting of five members, citizens and residents of the commonwealth, four of whom shall have had at least five years’ practical experience in embalming dead human bodies and in funeral directing. One member shall be a representative of the public, subject to the provisions of section nine B. Each member of the board shall be appointed by the governor for a term of five years. Each member shall continue to serve until the qualification of his successor. The governor may also fill any vacancy in the board for the unexpired term.
In making such appointments, one member shall be a resident of Worcester county; one a resident of the district composed of Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties; one a resident of the district composed of Norfolk, Plymouth, Bristol, Dukes, Barnstable and Nantucket counties; one a resident of the district composed of Suffolk county and the cities of Everett, Malden, Medford, Cambridge and Somerville; and one a resident of the district composed of Essex county and Middlesex county, not including the cities of Everett, Malden, Medford, Cambridge and Somerville.
Not more than three members of said board shall be members of the same political party.