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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 12. Acupuncture [4925 - 4979]

  ( Chapter 12 repealed (in Sec. 11) and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 11.5. )

ARTICLE 2. Certification Requirements [4935 - 4949]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 11.5. )


(a) The board shall establish standards for the approval of tutorial programs for education and training in the practice of acupuncture, that satisfy the requirements of Section 4938. The board shall also establish standards for the approved supervising acupuncturists.

(b) An acupuncturist shall be approved to supervise a trainee, provided the supervisor meets the following conditions:

(1) Is licensed to practice acupuncture in this state and that license is current, valid, and has not been suspended or revoked or otherwise subject to disciplinary action.

(2) Has filed an application with the board.

(3) Files with the board the name of each trainee to be trained or employed and a training program satisfactory to the board.

(4) Does not train or employ more than two acupuncture trainees at any one time.

(5) Has at least 10 years of experience practicing as an acupuncturist and has been licensed in this state for at least five years.

(6) Is found by the board to have the knowledge necessary to educate and train the trainee in the practice of an acupuncturist.

The amendments made to this section at the 1993 portion of the 1993–94 Regular Session of the Legislature shall not affect the approval of any supervising acupuncturist which has been issued prior to the effective date of those amendments.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 655, Sec. 64. Effective January 1, 2000.)