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02-297
Board of Chiropractic Licensure
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-297
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Chiropractic Licensure

CONTACT PERSON: Geraldine L. Betts, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel. (207) 624-8625

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board may amend the licensing and certification requirements and procedures for chiropractors, assistants, and temporary certificates. Amendments to these requirements may require amendments to other rules, which will be reviewed and updated as may be necessary. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in rules established by the Office of Licensing and Registration as authorized by 10 M.R.S.A. §8003 will be repealed.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §502
PURPOSE: Defines terms used throughout the Board's rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Licensure Requirement for Chiropractic Doctors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502, 551, and 552
PURPOSE: Establishes requirements for issuance of a license to practice chiropractic, including application, education, experience, and references.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Certification Requirement for Chiropractic Assistants and the Issuance of Temporary Certificates for Chiropractic Assistants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502, 555, and 556
PURPOSE: Establishes requirements for issuance of a certificate to function as a certified chiropractic assistant, and the issuance of a temporary certificate to function as a certified chiropractic assistant.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Continuing Professional Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502 and 553-A(2)
PURPOSE: Establishes requirements for continuing professional education to be completed by licensees for licensing renewal.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502
PURPOSE: Establishes the enforcement and disciplinary procedures, including grounds for discipline and clarification of terms.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 8: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502
PURPOSE: Establishes standards of professional practice in the practice of chiropractic services.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 9: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§502, 553-A, and 558
PURPOSE: Establishes fees to be charged for applications and licenses issued by the Board. The Board may repeal this rule in the event that fees for this program are established directly by the Office of Licensing and Registration pursuant to 10 M.R.S.A. §8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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