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H0014...........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Bureau of Occupational Licenses
ACUPUNCTURE - Amends existing law relating to the Board of Acupuncture to
remove certain licensure eligibility provisions; to revise certification
requirements; and to revise permissible licensing fees.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-seventh Legislature First Regular Session - 2003
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 14
BY MR. SPEAKER
Requested by: Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE; AMENDING SECTION 54-4703, IDAHO CODE, TO REMOVE CER-
3 TAIN LICENSURE ELIGIBILITY PROVISIONS; AMENDING SECTION 54-4707, IDAHO
4 CODE, TO REVISE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS; AND AMENDING SECTION 54-4710,
5 IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE PERMISSIBLE LICENSING FEES.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 54-4703, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 54-4703. LICENSE REQUIRED. (1) From and after the 1st day of July, 1999,
10 it is unlawful for any person to practice acupuncture in this state without,
11 at such time being licensed or certified pursuant to this chapter; provided
12 however, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons licensed
13 pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, but such persons may seek licen-
14 sure or certification pursuant to this chapter on a voluntary basis.
15 (2) No person shall use any title, designation, words, letters, abbrevia-
16 tions, or sign, card or device which indicates to the public that such person
17 may practice acupuncture in any form or has been issued a license or been cer-
18 tified pursuant to this chapter unless the person is so licensed or certified,
19 has been issued such license or certification, and the license or certifica-
20 tion is in good standing pursuant to rules of the board.
21 (3) A person who meets NCCAOM eligibility criteria for certification
22 shall be considered by the board as meeting the requirements for licensure
23 pursuant to this chapter. This provision shall be effective until one (1) year
24 after the effective date of this act. Thereafter all applicants for licensure
25 must meet the licensing requirement of this chapter.
26 (4) A person who meets the requirements for full or associate membership
27 of the American academy of medical acupuncture, or for fellowship of the
28 international academy of medical acupuncture, inc., shall be considered by the
29 board as meeting the requirements for certification pursuant to this chapter.
30 This provision shall be effective until one (1) year after the effective date
31 of this act. Thereafter all applicants for certification must meet the certi-
32 fication requirement of this chapter.
33 SECTION 2. That Section 54-4707, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
34 amended to read as follows:
35 54-4707. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION. A person applying for a certifi-
36 cation shall, in addition to paying all required fees, submit a written appli-
37 cation provided approved by the board showing to the satisfaction of the board
38 that such person meets the following requirements has successfully passed an
39 examination or other demonstration of proficiency as may be uniformly required
40 by the board and:
41 (1) Has successfully completed the requirements for full membership in
1 the American academy of medical acupuncture , fellowship in the international
2 academy of medical acupuncture, inc., or such other comparable requirements as
3 have been approved by the board; and or
4 (2) Has passed an examination or other demonstration of proficiency as
5 may be uniformly required by the board for other similarly qualified appli-
6 cants for certification met each of the following education and experience
8 (a) Possesses a doctor of chiropractic, doctor of dentistry, doctor of
9 podiatric medicine or naturopathic doctor degree from an accredited col-
10 lege or university, or is a registered nurse practitioner; and
11 (b) Has successfully completed a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of
12 didactic coursework, two hundred (200) hours of practice as a certified
13 technician over a one (1) year period and twenty-five (25) case studies;
15 (c) Has successfully completed a blood borne pathogen course and compre-
16 hensive examination that incorporates clean needle techniques and OSHA
17 procedures and requirements; or
18 (3) Has met such other comparable requirements as approved by the board.
19 SECTION 3. That Section 54-4710, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
20 amended to read as follows:
21 54-4710. EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL. (1) A license or certification issued
22 under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to annual renewal and
23 shall expire unless renewed in the manner prescribed by the rules of the
24 board, upon payment of a renewal fee.
25 (2) The board shall establish the following fees relating to licensing,
26 which fees shall be established in an amount that is sufficient to defray all
27 costs necessary for the administration of this chapter:
28 (a) Initial license, certification or technician certificate;
29 (b) Renewal of license, fee certification or technician certificate;
30 (c) Initial fee Application for license, certification or technician cer-
32 (d) Initial acupuncture Reinstatement of license, certification or tech-
33 nician certificate;
34 (e) Renewal acupuncture technician certificate;
35 (f) Inactive license and certification fees. ;
36 (g) Late renewal fees.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
54-4703 - 54-4707 update the eligibility criteria for certification
by requiring applicants for certification be a currently licensed
health care practitioner (Dr. of chiropractic, Dr. of dentistry,
Dr. of podiatric medicine, or naturopathic doctor possessing a
degree from an accredited college or university or a registered
nurse practitioner, establishing minimum education requirements and
Blood Borne Pathogen course. This change also deletes the Boards
reliance on the requirements of third party entities and
There is no fiscal impact on General or Dedicated funds.
Name: Rayola Jacobsen
Agency: Occupational License, Bureau
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H14