HB1314 (2020) Detail

Relative to the licensure by the board of acupuncture licensing.


HB 1314 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2263

10/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1314

 

AN ACT relative to the licensure by the board of acupuncture licensing.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows certain persons licensed by the board of acupuncture licensing who are doctors of acupuncture to use that title.  The bill also modifies a continuing education requirement for licensed acupuncturists.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2263

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the licensure by the board of acupuncture licensing.

 

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

 

1  Acupuncture; Titles for Licensees.  Amend RSA 328-G:9, V to read as follows:

V.(a)  Whoever, not being licensed or exempted as provided in this chapter, shall advertise oneself or in any way hold oneself out as qualified to practice acupuncture, or shall practice acupuncture, or whoever does so after receiving notice that one's license has been revoked, and whoever, being licensed as provided in this chapter, shall advertise or call oneself or allow oneself to be advertised or called a physician or a doctor in such a way as to imply that such credential relates to the provision of acupuncture services, or use any physician's or doctor's insignia for such purposes shall be in violation of this chapter.

(b)  Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), a person licensed under this chapter who has earned a doctoral degree in the practice of acupuncture from an ACAOM or board-approved program may hold himself or herself out and advertise as a doctor of acupuncture, or use any other letters or words denoting that the individual has earned a doctoral degree in the practice of acupuncture.

2  Acupuncturists; Continuing Education.  Amend RSA 328-G:9, X to read as follows:

X.  As a condition of renewal of license, the board shall require each licensee to show proof of having completed for each biennial period 30 continuing education units at approved institutions or as approved by the board. Maintaining continuous NCCAOM certification shall fulfill the continuing education requirement [as long as NCCAOM certification continues to require at least 30 Professional Development Activity points for each biennium].

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1314 at GenCourtMobile
HB1314 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1314 Revision: 6948 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:23 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 17
Jan. 16, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 01:45 pm LOB 306
Jan. 30, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/30/2020 10:30 am LOB 306
Feb. 12, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/12/2020 09:50 am LOB 306
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306