HB 0427 Regulation & Licensing of Persons Practicing Acupuncture
Sponsor:BOUCHER Handling House Bill:
Committee:PROF LR Number:L1028.01I
Last Action:02/02/95 - Referred H Professional Registration & Licensing Comm.
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HB0427 Boucher, Bill et al


HB 427 -- Acupuncture

This bill establishes licensure for the practice of acupuncture within the Division of Professional Registration. No person can practice as an acupuncturist without first being licensed with the division. The bill contains provisions allowing the division to establish guidelines regarding qualifications, fees, continuing education, rule making authority, license renewal, suspension and revocation.

Under this bill an auricular detox technician does not need a license to practice acupuncture, as long as he or she is under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist. An auricular detox technician is a person who performs a very limited procedure consisting of acupuncture needles inserted into a specific point of the outer ear of a person undergoing drug or alcohol treatment.

Violation of any provisions of this bill is a class B misdemeanor.