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H0563.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
ACUPUNCTURE - Amends existing law relating to acupuncture to revise license
and certification requirements.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 563
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE; AMENDING SECTION 54-4703, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE
3 LICENSE REQUIREMENTS; AND AMENDING SECTION 54-4707, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE
4 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 54-4703, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 54-4703. LICENSE REQUIRED. (1) From and after the 1st day of July, 1999,
9 it is unlawful for any person to practice acupuncture in this state without,
10 at such time being licensed or certified pursuant to this chapter; provided
11 however, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons licensed
12 pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, but such persons may seek licen-
13 sure or certification pursuant to this chapter on a voluntary basis.
14 (2) No person shall use any title, designation, words, letters, abbrevia-
15 tions, or sign, card or device which indicates to the public that such person
16 may practice acupuncture in any form or has been issued a license or been cer-
17 tified pursuant to this chapter unless the person is so licensed or certified,
18 has been issued such license or certification, and the license or certifica-
19 tion is in good standing pursuant to rules of the board.
20 (3) A person who meets NCCAOM eligibility criteria for certification
21 shall be considered by the board as meeting the requirements for licensure
22 pursuant to this chapter. This provision shall be effective until one (1) year
23 after the effective date of this act. Thereafter all applicants for licensure
24 must meet the licensing requirement of this chapter.
25 (4) A person who meets the requirements for full or associate membership
26 of the American academy of medical acupuncture, or for fellowship of the
27 international academy of medical acupuncture, inc., shall be considered by the
28 board as meeting the requirements for certification pursuant to this chapter.
29 This provision shall be effective until one (1) year after the effective date
30 of this act. Thereafter all applicants for certification must meet the certi-
31 fication requirement of this chapter.
32 SECTION 2. That Section 54-4707, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
33 amended to read as follows:
34 54-4707. REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION. A person applying for a certifi-
35 cation shall, in addition to paying all required fees, submit a written appli-
36 cation provided by the board showing to the satisfaction of the board that
37 such person meets the following requirements has successfully passed an exami-
38 nation or other demonstration of proficiency as may be uniformly required by
39 the board and:
40 (1) Has successfully completed the requirements for full membership in
41 the American academy of medical acupuncture; , fellowship in the international
1 academy of medical acupuncture, inc., or such other comparable requirements as
2 have been approved by the board; and or
3 (2) Has passed an examination or other demonstration of proficiency as
4 may be uniformly required by the board for other similarly qualified appli-
5 cants for certification met each of the following education and experience
7 (a) Possesses a doctor of chiropractic, doctor of dentistry, doctor of
8 podiatric medicine, or naturopathic doctor degree from an accredited col-
9 lege or university, or is an advanced practice professional nurse practi-
11 (b) Has successfully completed an approved program consisting of a mini-
12 mum of one hundred (100) hours of on-site didactic coursework, two hundred
13 (200) hours of practice as a certified technician over a one (1) year
14 period, and twenty-five (25) case studies; and
15 (c) Has successfully passed a blood-borne pathogen course and comprehen-
16 sive examination concerning the practice of acupuncture approved by the
17 board that incorporates clean needle techniques and OSHA procedures and
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Amend section 54-4703, Idaho Code, to strike obsolete
language. Amend section 54-4707, Idaho Code, to clarify
requirements for certification.
There is no fiscal impact on general or dedicated funds.
Name: Rayola Jacobsen
Agency: Occupational License, Bureau
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 563