SB 0217 Licensing of acupuncturists
Committee:PUBHLR Number:L0643.01I
Last Action:02/22/95 - Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 217 - This act provides that it would be unlawful for anyone to practice acupuncture unless the person is licensed by the Division of Professional Registration or engaged in a supervised course of study that has been approved by the Division and is designated by a title that indicates the person's status as a trainee and is under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist.

To be licensed a person must be 21 years of age and is actively certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the national Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturist (NCCA); or is currently licensed, certified or registered in a state whose eligibility and examination requirements that are comparable for licensed acupuncturists in the State of Missouri.

The Division may adopt regulations to implement standards for practice of acupuncture; standards for educational institutions training acupuncturists, standards for continuing education, standards for training and practice of auricular detox technicians. The Division may also make investigation or conduct hearings to determine if violations have occurred, reprimand an acupuncturist or deny, limit, suspend or revoke a license.

Licenses expire on July 1 of each odd year. Renewal applications shall be submitted to the Division along with a renewal fee.