PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE ACT
54-717. certification in clinical nutrition. (1) To qualify for certification in clinical nutrition, a licensee of this chapter must have successfully completed a minimum of the following courses:
(a) Seven (7) credits (seventy-seven (77) hours) of didactic human nutrition, nutrition biochemistry and nutritional pharmacology; and
(b) Twenty-four (24) hours of practicum in intravenous and injectable nutrient therapy, which must include: sterile needle practices, phlebotomy, proper injection techniques, intravenous therapy techniques, intramuscular injection techniques, safety practices, and use and expected outcomes utilizing micronutrients, response to adverse effects, lab testing and blood chemistry interpretation.
The courses required by this subsection must be taken from an accredited chiropractic college or other accredited institution of higher education and must be from an accredited program at the college or institution or be a program approved by board rule.
For purposes of this section, "accredited" means accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States department of education.
(2) Until January 1, 2019, a licensee of this chapter who commenced obtaining the education requirements of subsection (1)(a) of this section no earlier than January 1, 2013, and thereafter successfully completed those requirements, may be determined to have satisfied the requirements of subsection (1)(a) of this section as provided in board rule.
(3) The practicum required for certification in clinical nutrition by subsection (1)(b) of this section must commence and be successfully completed after the effective date of this section and pursuant to board rule.
(4) All active chiropractic physicians wishing to obtain certification in clinical nutrition must first successfully complete the education described in subsection (1) of this section.
(5) In order to maintain clinical nutrition certification, a chiropractic physician certified in clinical nutrition must obtain recertification in clinical nutrition every three (3) years pursuant to board rule.
(6) All chiropractic physicians certified in clinical nutrition must maintain a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and basic life support (BLS) certification, as well as have BLS equipment on the chiropractic premises where treatment is being performed.
(7) Prior to providing a course of intravenous or injectable nutrition therapy, chiropractic physicians certified in clinical nutrition must provide to their patients informed consent documentation that explains the benefits and potential risks of the specific course of intravenous or injectable nutrition therapy that is being proposed. The physician must obtain from the patient written voluntary permission to perform the proposed therapy.
[54-717, added 2017, ch. 190, sec. 8, p. 437.]