HB575 (2017) Detail

Relative to the certification of acupuncture detoxification specialists.


CHAPTER 246

HB 575-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0680h

22Jun2017... 2291CofC

22Jun2017... 2382EBA

2017 SESSION

17-0332

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 575-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the certification of acupuncture detoxification specialists.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28; Rep. King, Hills. 33; Rep. MacKenzie, Hills. 17; Rep. O'Neil, Hills. 9; Rep. DiSilvestro, Hills. 9; Rep. Heath, Hills. 14; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Rep. Cushing, Rock. 21; Rep. Sofikitis, Hills. 34; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows the board of acupuncture to certify individuals as acupuncture detoxification specialists.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0680h

22Jun2017... 2291-CofC

22Jun2017... 2382EBA 17-0332

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the certification of acupuncture detoxification specialists.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

246:1  New Paragraphs; Acupuncture; Definitions Added.  Amend RSA 328-G:2 by inserting after paragraph VIII the following new paragraphs:

IX.  "Acupuncture detoxification," also known as acu-detox, means the treatment by means of the insertion of acupuncture needles in a combination of points on the ear.

X.  "Acupuncture detoxification specialist," known as an ADS, means an individual certified by the board to practice acupuncture detoxification in this state.

XI.  "NADA" means the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

XII.  “NADA training” means the standardized auricular acupuncture protocol developed by NADA that is in effect on July 1, 2017.  

246:2  New Paragraph; Acupuncture Detoxification; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 328-G:7 by inserting after paragraph XIII the following new paragraph:

XIV.(a)  Procedures and forms for application for certification as an acupuncture detoxification specialist.

(b)  Renewal, revocation, or suspension of certification of an acupuncture detoxification specialist.

(c)  Any fees required under subparagraphs (a) and (b).

(d)  Maintaining a register of persons certified as acupuncture detoxification specialists.

246:3  New Section; Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.  Amend RSA 328-G by inserting after section 9 the following new section:

328-G:9-a  Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.

I.  The board shall certify as an acupuncture detoxification specialist a qualified individual, not licensed by the board as an acupuncturist, who has successfully completed NADA training or other training in acupuncture detoxification protocols as determined by the board and complied with the rules of the board adopted pursuant to RSA 328-G:7, XIV.

II.(a)  A "qualified individual" shall mean a licensed health care professional, recovery coach, peer counselor, or other board approved professional, trained in acu-detox, a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol developed by the NADA, or a training that meets or exceeds the NADA training, as determined by the board, provided she or he is under the general supervision of a licensed acupuncturist, trained in the NADA protocol or equivalent for the purposes of behavioral health applications, including addictions, mental health, and disaster and emotional trauma.

(b)  "General supervision" includes, but is not limited to, being available by phone or other electronic means during business hours, with at least 2 site visits by a licensed acupuncturist a year.

III.  Nothing in this chapter is intended to limit, interfere with, or prevent an acupuncture detoxification specialist certified by the board from practicing within the scope of his or her certification.

246:4  Penalties.  Amend RSA 328-G:14 to read as follows:

328-G:14  Penalties.  It shall be a class A misdemeanor for any natural person, and a felony if any other person, to violate RSA 328-G:9, or to act as an acupuncture detoxification specialist without current certification by the board under RSA 328-G:9-a.

246:5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.

 

Approved: July 18, 2017

Effective Date: July 01, 2017

 

 

 

Links

HB575 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 14, 2017 House Hearing
March 1, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 29, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 15, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
June 22, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB575 Revision: 255 Date: July 20, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
HB575 Revision: 256 Date: June 29, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
HB575 Revision: 257 Date: May 16, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
HB575 Revision: 258 Date: March 14, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
HB575 Revision: 259 Date: Jan. 25, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 3 P. 19
Feb. 14, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/14/2017 02:30 PM LOB 306
Feb. 28, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/28/2017 09:30 AM LOB 304
March 1, 2017 Executive Session: 03/01/2017 01:00 PM LOB 306
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0680h for 03/08/2017 (Vote 19-1; CC) HC 14 P. 14
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0680h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 27
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0680h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 27
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9
March 29, 2017 Hearing: 03/29/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 16
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/11/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Sen. Carson Moved to Remove HB 575 from the Consent Calendar; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Special Order HB 575 to the present time, Without Objection, MA; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Sen. Carson Floor Amendment # 2017-1649s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1649s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
June 1, 2017 House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 1649s and Requests CofC (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 3
June 1, 2017 Speaker Appoints: Reps. Hansen, Campion, Proulx, Gagnon 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 3
June 8, 2017 Sen. Carson Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 8, 2017 President Appoints: Senators Carson, Reagan, Soucy; 06/08/2017; SJ 19
June 13, 2017 Conference Committee Meeting: 06/13/2017 09:30 AM LOB 306
June 15, 2017 Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2017-2291c; 06/15/2017
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report # 2017-2291c, Adopted, VV; 06/22/2017; SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Conference Committee Report 2291c: Adopted, VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 21
June 22, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2382e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/22/2017); SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-2382e: AA VV 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 26
June 22, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20
June 22, 2017 Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 27
July 18, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 07/18/2017; Chapter 246; Eff. 7/1/2017