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SENATE BILL NO. 1323, As Amended
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S1323aa...............................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHIROPRACTORS - LICENSURE - Amends existing law relating to the licensure
of chiropractors to delete the requirement of graduation from a school of
chiropractic, to require completion of educational requirements, and to
require errors and omissions insurance as a condition for granting or
renewal of licenses on and after July 1, 1999.
01/23 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/04 Rpt out - to 14th Ord
02/13 Rpt out amen - to engros
02/16 Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
02/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
02/20 3rd rdg as amen - PASSED - 28-5-2
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Geddes, Hansen, Ingram, Ipsen,
Keough, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder,
Sorensen, Stennett, Sweeney, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth
NAYS--Crow, Frasure, Hawkins, King, Richardson
Absent and excused--Branch, Twiggs
Floor Sponsor - Ipsen
Title apvd - to House
02/23 House intro - 1st rdg as amen - to Health/Wel
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1323, As Amended
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS; AMENDING SECTION
3 54-709, IDAHO CODE, TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT OF GRADUATION FROM AN
4 ACCEPTABLE SCHOOL OF CHIROPRACTIC FOR LICENSURE AND TO REQUIRE COMPLETION
5 OF EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AS ESTABLISHED BY BOARD RULE; AND AMENDING
6 CHAPTER 7, TITLE 54, IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 54-716,
7 IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE LICENSED CHIROPRACTORS TO CARRY ERRORS AND OMIS-
8 SIONS INSURANCE, TO PROVIDE FOR COVERAGE REQUIREMENTS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT
9 THE SECTION SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE AS A CONDITION OF GRANTING OR RENEWING
10 ACTIVE LICENSES ON JULY 1, 1999, AND THEREAFTER.
11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
12 SECTION 1. That Section 54-709, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
13 amended to read as follows:
14 54-709. LICENSURE BY WRITTEN EXAMINATION. (1) Any person seeking to be
15 licensed to practice chiropractic in this state must successfully complete the
16 following requirements before a license will be issued:
17 (a) Each applicant must submit a completed written application to the
18 board on forms furnished by the board, which shall require proof of
19 graduation from an acceptable school of chiropractic; accom-
20 panied by satisfactory evidence of completion of the educational require-
21 ments established in rules promulgated by the board.
22 (i) The rules shall require that an application for the license
23 that is received after June 30, 2001, be accompanied by satisfactory
24 evidence that the applicant received a bachelor's degree from a col-
25 lege or university accredited by an accrediting body listed as
26 nationally recognized by the secretary of the federal department of
27 education prior to entering chiropractic college; and
28 (ii) That the applicant has graduated from a college of chiropractic
29 approved by the examining board.
30 (b) Each applicant must pass an examination conducted by or acceptable to
31 the board which shall thoroughly test the applicant's fitness to practice
32 chiropractic. Such examinations must include, but shall not be limited to,
33 the following subjects: anatomy and histology; clinical blood chemistry
34 and hematology; pathology; bacteriology; clinical nutrition; hygiene and
35 sanitation; physiology; symptomatology; urinalysis; chiropractic jurispru-
36 dence; chiropractic orthopedics; physiotherapy; chiropractic principles,
37 clinical and physical diagnosis; chiropractic adjustment; neurology, and
39 (2) If an applicant fails to pass an examination on two (2) separate
40 occasions, he shall not be eligible to take the examination again for at least
41 one (1) year, and before taking the examination again, he must make a showing
42 to the board that he has successfully engaged in a course of study for the
43 purpose of improving his ability to engage in the practice of chiropractic.
1 Applicants who fail two (2) separate examinations in another state, territory
2 or district of the United States or Canada, must make a showing to the board
3 of successful completion of a course of study prior to examination for licen-
5 (3) Applicants may be personally interviewed by the board or a designated
6 committee of the board. The interviews may be conducted to specifically review
7 the applicant's qualifications and professional credentials. The applicant
8 shall be further examined by the board to determine that the applicant pos-
9 sesses the arts and skills of chiropractic adjusting.
10 SECTION 2. That Chapter 7, Title 54, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
11 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
12 known and designated as Section 54-716, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
13 54-716. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS INSURANCE. Each licensee who is actively
14 licensed under this chapter shall, as a condition to licensing, carry errors
15 and omissions insurance with an insurance company authorized to do business in
16 Idaho to cover all licensed activities under the provisions of this chapter.
17 (1) The board shall determine by rule the terms and conditions of cover-
18 age required under the provisions of this section including, but not limited
19 to, the minimum limits of coverage, the permissible deductible and the permis-
20 sible exemptions.
21 (2) A certificate of coverage, showing compliance with the required terms
22 and conditions of coverage, shall be filed with the board by the license
23 renewal date by each licensee.
24 (3) The errors and omissions insurance coverage required in this section
25 shall become effective as a condition of granting a license or renewing an
26 active license on July 1, 1999, and thereafter.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians Amend existing statute by deleting the requirement
of graduation from an acceptable school of chiropractic and adding completion of education
requirements as established by board rule; and to require licensed chiropractors to carry
errors and omissions insurance and setting for the requirements, this section shall become
effective as a condition of license granting or renewing active licenses on July 1, 1999 and
There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund or dedicated funds.
Name: Carmen Westberg
Agency: Bureau of Occupational Licenses; Idaho State Board of Optometry
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact