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SENATE BILL NO. 1068, As Amended – Chiropractors, educational reqmts

SENATE BILL NO. 1068, As Amended

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S1068aa...............................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHIROPRACTORS - Amends existing law to require  persons applying after June
30, 2004, for a license to practice chiropractic to have a four year

01/29    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/01    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/10    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/11    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/17    To 14th Ord
02/23    Rpt out amen - to engros
02/24    Rpt engros - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg as amen
02/25    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg as amen
03/02    Recommitted to Health/Wel

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                                      IN THE SENATE

                             SENATE BILL NO. 1068, As Amended

                             BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE

 1                                        AN ACT
 4        THE REQUIREMENT AFTER JUNE 30, 2004.

 5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-709, Idaho Code, be, and the  same  is  hereby
 7    amended to read as follows:

 8        54-709.  LICENSURE BY WRITTEN EXAMINATION. (1)  Except as provided by
 9    section  54-710,  Idaho  Code,  a   A ny person seeking to be
10    licensed to practice chiropractic in this state must successfully complete the
11    following requirements before a license will be issued:
12        (a)  Each applicant must submit a completed  written  application  to  the
13        board  on forms furnished by the board,  which shall require proof of
14        graduation from an acceptable school of chiropractic;    accom-
15        panied by satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
16             (i)   For  applications  received after June 30, 2004, has received a
17             bachelor's degree from a  college  or  university  accredited  by  an
18             accrediting  body listed as nationally recognized by the secretary of
19             the federal department of education; and
20             (ii)  Has graduated from a college of chiropractic  approved  by  the
21             examining board. 
22        (b)  Each applicant must pass an examination conducted by or acceptable to
23        the  board which shall thoroughly test the applicant's fitness to practice
24        chiropractic. Such examinations must include, but shall not be limited to,
25        the following subjects: anatomy and histology;  clinical  blood  chemistry
26        and  hematology;  pathology; bacteriology; clinical nutrition; hygiene and
27        sanitation; physiology; symptomatology; urinalysis; chiropractic jurispru-
28        dence; chiropractic orthopedics; physiotherapy;  chiropractic  principles,
29        clinical  and  physical diagnosis; chiropractic adjustment; neurology, and
30        palpation.
31        (2)  If an applicant fails to pass an  examination  on  two  (2)  separate
32    occasions, he shall not be eligible to take the examination again for at least
33    one  (1) year, and before taking the examination again, he must make a showing
34    to the board that he has successfully engaged in a course  of  study  for  the
35    purpose  of  improving  his ability to engage in the practice of chiropractic.
36    Applicants who fail two (2) separate examinations in another state,  territory
37    or  district  of the United States or Canada, must make a showing to the board
38    of successful completion of a course of study prior to examination for  licen-
39    sure.
40        (3)  Applicants may be personally interviewed by the board or a designated
41    committee of the board. The interviews may be conducted to specifically review
42    the  applicant's  qualifications  and  professional credentials. The applicant
43    shall be further examined by the board to determine that  the  applicant  pos-


 1    sesses the arts and skills of chiropractic adjusting.



 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                                       Moved by     Whitworth            

                                       Seconded by  Crow                 

                                      IN THE SENATE
                            SENATE AMENDMENT TO S.B. NO. 1068

 1                                AMENDMENT TO SECTION 1
 2        On page 1 of the printed bill, in line 8, delete "Any" and insert:  "
 3    Except as provided by section 54-710, Idaho Code, a  A ny".

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                         STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Amend existing statute to require a four year degree prior to
entering chiropractic college with an effective date of June 30,

                             FISCAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund or dedicated funds.

Name: Carmen Westberg
Agency: Bur. Of Occupational Licenses; Bd. of Chiropractic
Phone: 334-3233

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact       S1068