92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0633
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GUEST ACUPUNCTURISTS                                                       

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the  Acupuncture  Practice  Act.     Provides  that  guest      
   acupuncturists  who  are  not  licensed  under  the  Act  may lecture,      
   demonstrate, or hold clinics for continuing education or training  for      
   acupuncture   associates   or   scientific   acupuncture  foundations.      
   Provides that the guest acupuncturist may not open an office,  appoint      
   a  place  to  meet patients, receive calls from patients, or otherwise      
   engage in  the  practice  of  acupuncture  outside  of  the  lectures,      
   clinics, or demonstrations.   Limits the amount of time that the guest      
   acupuncturist may perform the lectures, clinics,  or demonstrations to      
   a  maximum  of  6 months.   Provides that this Act does not prohibit a      
   person from administering acupuncture treatment as part of his or  her      
   educational  training  at  a  State  approved  course or as a graduate      
   student at a school of acupuncture in  a  postgraduate  review  course      
   that does not exceed 6 months in duration.   Effective immediately.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Replaces everything after the  enacting  clause.   Reinserts  the      
   bill   as   introduced   with   the   following   changes.    Provides      
   qualifications  for  guest instructors of acupuncture, one of which is      
   possession of a guest acupuncturist permit issued by  the  Department.      
   Permits  an  unlicensed  graduate  of a school of acupuncture to apply      
   acupuncture techniques  while  (i)  participating  in  a  postgraduate      
   training program, (ii) participating in a review course in preparation      
   for  taking  the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and      
   Oriental  Medicine  examination,   or   (iii)   participating   in   a      
   State-approved   continuing   education   course   offered  through  a      
   State-approved provider.  Provides that students and other  unlicensed      
   persons  may  not  open  an  office,  appoint  a place to meet private      
   patients, consult with private patients, or otherwise  engage  in  the      
   practice  of  acupuncture  beyond what is required in conjunction with      
   their education.                                                            
          FISCAL NOTE (Department of Professional Regulation)                  
          Financial impact on the Department is anticipated to be              
          approximately $3,000 if the new license category has about           
          10 requests.                                                         
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0070

   Last action date: JUL-12-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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