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2008-2009 Regulatory Agendas

02-297
Board of Chiropractic Licensure

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, tel. (207) 624-8625, email Geraldine.L.Betts@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2008-2009 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board may review rules and update rules as may be needed, which may include updating the licensing requirements and procedures for chiropractors, chiropractic acupuncture, assistants and issuance of temporary certificates. Continuing education requirements will be reviewed and updated as may be necessary, including national program and sponsor approval systems currently available. Amendment of these requirements may affect several rule chapters and may require updating various chapters. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in 10 MRSA, Part 9, Chapter 901 and rules established by the Office of Licensing and Registration as authorized by 10 MRSA §8003 will be updated or repealed.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §502
PURPOSE: Clarify and defines terms used throughout the Board’s rules. The Board may review this chapter for conformance with statutes and make updates as may be necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 2: General Provisions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §502
PURPOSE: The chapter contains provisions describing the conduct of meetings and hearings, acting on requests for advisory rulings, complaint and investigation procedures and record keeping. The Board may review this chapter for conformance with statutes and make updates as may be necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Licensure Requirement for Chiropractic Doctors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§502, 551, and 552
PURPOSE: The chapter establishes requirements for issuance of a license to practice chiropractic, including application, education, experience, and references. The Board may review this chapter for conformance with statutes and make updates as may be necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: License applicants
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Requirements for Certifying Chiropractors to Practice Chiropractic Acupuncture
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §502
PURPOSE: The chapter establishes acceptable qualifications, procedures and continuing education requirements for certifying licensed chiropractors in the practice of chiropractic acupuncture. The Board may need to amend this chapter to conform to recently adopted rules by the Office of Licensing and Registration on substantiation of continuing education by licensed practitioners.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: License applicants and 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 MRSA §§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. The Board may review this chapter for conformance with statutes and make updates as may be necessary.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Continuing Professional Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§502 and 553-A(2)
PURPOSE: Establishes and/or amend requirements for continuing professional education to be completed by licensees for licensing renewal and approval for sponsored continuing education courses or programs. The Board may need to amend this chapter to conform to recently adopted rules by the Office of Licensing and Registration on substantiation of continuing education by licensed practitioners.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§502
PURPOSE: Establishes the enforcement and disciplinary procedures, including grounds for discipline and clarification of terms. The Board may review this chapter for conformance with current statutes and make changes as needed.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 8: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 502
PURPOSE: Establishes standards of professional practice in the practice of chiropractic services. The Board may review this chapter and make changes to reflect current practice expectations for the protection of the public being served.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 9: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§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 MRSA §8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated