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10.26.02.00.htm 10.26.02.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 26 BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE Chapter 02 General Regulations Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-211, 1A-205, 1A-301, 1A-306, 1A-307, and 1A-316; Agriculture Article, §2-301(g) and 2-304; Annotated Code of Maryland
10.26.02.01.htm 10.26.02.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the practice of acupuncture.. B. This chapter does not apply to:. 1) An individual employed by the federal government as an acupuncturist while practicing within the scope of that employment;2) A student, trainee, or visiting teacher designated as such while participating in a course of study or training under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist in a program approved by the Board or the Maryland Higher Education Commission; or
10.26.02.02.htm 10.26.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "ACAOM" means the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.. 2) "Acupuncture" means a form of health care, based on a theory of energetic physiology, that describes the interrelationship of the body organs or functions of a human or animal with an associated point or combination of points.3) "Applicant" means an individual who has applied
10.26.02.03.htm 10.26.02.03. 03 Application for License.. A. To qualify for a license, an applicant shall:. 1) Submit a completed application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Provide at the applicant's expense, in English, all documentation required by §B, C, and D of this regulation or copies of original documents with English translations;3) Pay the necessary fees established in COMAR 10.26.01;. 4) Submit a current signed passport-size photograph; and.
10.26.02.04.htm 10.26.02.04. 04 Approval of Applicant for Licensure.. A. The Board shall determine whether an application is complete as received, with all required documentation enclosed.B. Within 90 days of its receipt of a completed application and required information or documentation, the Board shall approve or deny the application.C. Upon approval of an application, the Board shall issue a document authorizing the applicant to practice acupuncture in this State in accordance with Health Occupations Arti
10.26.02.05.htm 10.26.02.05. 05 Term, Renewal, Reinstatement, and Inactive Status.. A. Unless renewed, the term of a license is valid through the expiration date.. B. Renewal.. 1) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee a renewal notice that states the:a) Date on which the current license expires;. b) Date by which the renewal application is to be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; andc) Amount of the renewal fee..
10.26.02.06.htm 10.26.02.06. 06 Acupuncture on Animals.. A. To obtain certification from the Board as qualified to practice acupuncture on animals, an applicant shall:1) Possess a current license to practice acupuncture in Maryland;. 2) Successfully complete a Board-approved specialty training program in animal acupuncture from a school accredited by ACAOM or approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission that consists of a minimum of 135 hours of theory and clinical training and includes at a mini
10.26.02.07.htm 10.26.02.07. 07 Auricular Detoxification Specialist.. A. Qualification. To qualify as an auricular detoxification aide, an applicant shall be certified or licensed as one of the following health care professionals who works directly with chemically dependent clients of a chemical dependency program in the counseling or treatment of those clients:1) A certified professional counselor―alcohol and drug;. 2) A certified associate counselor―alcohol and drug;.
10.26.02.9999.htm 10.26.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―05 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 22, 1996 (23:6 Md. R. 472) adopted permanently effective August 12, 1996 (23:16 Md. R. 1175)Regulation .02 amended effective October 1, 2001 (28:19 Md. R. 1685). Regulation .02B amended effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1741) January 1, 2007 (33:26 Md. R. 1997)Regulation .03D amended effective March 9, 1998 (25:5 Md. R. 369) December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1741)
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