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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  ( Chapter 12 repealed (in Sec. 11) and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 11.5.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 6. Revenue [4970 - 4974]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 11.5. )

4970.
  

The amount of fees prescribed for licensed acupuncturists shall be those set forth in this section unless a lower fee is fixed by the board in accordance with Section 4972:

(a) The application fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and may be increased to not more than three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(b) The application fee for foreign applicants shall be three hundred fifty dollars ($350) and may be increased to not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) The examination and reexamination fees shall be eight hundred dollars ($800).

(d) The initial license fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500), except that if the license will expire less than one year after its issuance, then the initial license fee shall be an amount equal to 50 percent of the initial license fee. The initial license fee shall include one wall license registration if a place of practice is specified in the application.

(e) The renewal fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred seventy-five dollars ($775) and, if a lower fee is fixed by the board, shall be an amount sufficient to support the functions of the board in the administration of this chapter. The board shall assess the renewal fee biennially.

(f) The delinquency fee shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5.

(g) The wall license fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).

(h) The wall license renewal fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).

(i) If a pocket license is lost or destroyed, the pocket license replacement fee is fifty dollars ($50).

(j) The endorsement fee is one hundred dollars ($100).

(k) If a wall license is lost or destroyed, the wall license replacement fee is fifty dollars ($50).

(l) The approval fee for each provider of continuing education shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred dollars ($700).

(m) The biennial renewal approval fee for each provider of continuing education shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than seven hundred dollars ($700).

(n) (1) Fees for continuing education course applications shall be assessed to the continuing education provider at a floor of ten dollars ($10) per hour of continuing education requested to offer, and a cap of twenty dollars ($20) per hour of continuing education requested to offer, allowing up to a maximum of 50 hours to be approved per course application.

(2) Fees for course hours shall be prorated in one-half hour increments.

(3) An approved course may be offered for a period of one year from the date of board course approval.

(o) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

(Amended (as added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 308, Sec. 4) by Stats. 2020, Ch. 359, Sec. 5. (AB 3330) Effective January 1, 2021.)

4971.
  

(a) The amount of fees prescribed for acupuncture tutorial programs shall be as follows:

(1) The application and registration fee to supervise an acupuncture trainee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to not more than two hundred dollars ($200).

(2) The annual renewal fee for approval to supervise an acupuncture trainee shall be two hundred ($200) and may be increased to not more than five hundred dollars ($500).

(3) The application fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000) and may be increased to not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500).

(4) The annual renewal fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to not more than six hundred dollars ($600).

(5) The delinquency fee for a supervisor shall be set in accordance with Section 163.5.

(6) The delinquency fee for an acupuncture trainee shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to not more than two hundred dollars ($200).

(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

(Repealed (in Sec. 6) and added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 359, Sec. 7. (AB 3330) Effective January 1, 2021. Section operative January 1, 2021, by it s own provisions.)

4972.
  

Fees fixed by the board shall be set forth in regulations duly adopted by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 655, Sec. 80. Effective January 1, 2000.)

4974.
  

The board shall report to the Controller at the beginning of each month for the month preceding the amount and source of all revenue received by it pursuant to this chapter, and shall pay the entire amount thereof to the Treasurer for deposit in the Acupuncture Fund, which fund is created to carry out the provisions of this chapter, upon appropriation by the Legislature.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 667, Sec. 7. (AB 2190) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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