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32-3922. Auricular acupuncture for chemical dependency; certificate; requirements; fingerprints; definition
A. The board may issue an auricular acupuncture certificate to a person who practices auricular acupuncture for the purpose of treating alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency if the person does all of the following:
1. Provides documentation of successful completion of a board-approved training program in acupuncture for the treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency that meets or exceeds standards of training established by the national acupuncture detoxification association or a board-approved group.
2. Provides documentation satisfactory to the board of successfully completing a board-approved clean needle technique course.
3. Submits an application as prescribed by the board and a fee prescribed by section 32-3927.
4. Beginning January 1, 2019, submits a full set of fingerprints to the board for the purpose of obtaining a state and federal criminal records check pursuant to section 41-1750 and Public Law 92-544. The department of public safety may exchange this fingerprint data with the federal bureau of investigation.
5. Discloses in an application for initial certification or recertification all other active and past professional health care licenses and certificates issued to the applicant in this state or by another state, district or territory of the United States.
B. A certificate issued pursuant to this section allows the certificate holder to practice auricular acupuncture in a substance abuse or chemical dependency program approved by the board, this state or the federal government under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to this chapter.
C. A certificate issued pursuant to this section is valid for one year. The certificate may be renewed by the board if the certificate holder submits an application as prescribed by the board and a fee prescribed by section 32-3927 before the certificate expires.
D. For the purposes of this section, "auricular acupuncture" means the application of acupuncture needles to the pinna, lobe or auditory meatus to treat alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency.