Section .0100 - Licensure

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 01 - acupuncture/21 ncac 01 .0101.html
Published: 2015

Subscribe to a Global-Regulation Premium Membership Today!

Key Benefits:

Subscribe Now
CHAPTER 01 – NORTH CAROLINA ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING BOARD

 

SECTION .0100 - LICENSURE

 

21 ncac 01 .0101             Application and practice

requirements FOR LICENSURE

In addition to and for the purposes of meeting the

requirements of G.S. 90-455, an applicant for licensure to practice acupuncture

shall satisfy requirements one through six and eight listed below or

requirements one through five and requirements seven and eight listed below:

(1)           Submit a completed application;

(2)           Submit fees as required by Rule .0103 of this Section;

(3)           Ensure that an official copy of a diploma,

transcript, license or certificate, examination score, or other document

required for application is forwarded directly to the Board by the issuing

entity or its successor organization or designated state agency.  Documents

shall have an official or government seal or written verification

authenticating the document;

(4)           If the applicant sat for the National Certification

Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) examination on or

before June 30, 2004, the applicant shall submit proof that he or she passed

the acupuncture written exam and the point location exam as established and

determined by NCCAOM or its successor organization.  If the applicant sat for the

licensing examination after June 30, 2004, the applicant shall submit proof

that he or she passed, as determined by NCCAOM, the following four NCCAOM

modules:  Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Biomedicine and Point

Location;

(5)           Submit proof that he or she passed the Clean Needle

Technique course as offered and determined by the Council of Colleges of

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) or its successor organization;

(6)           Submit proof of satisfying the education

requirements listed below:

(a)           US Trained Applicants.  All U.S. trained applicants shall graduate from a three-year postgraduate acupuncture college,

accredited by or in candidacy status by the Accreditation Commission for

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) or its successor organization.

(b)           Foreign Trained Applicants.  All foreign

trained applicants shall graduate from a postgraduate acupuncture college that

meets the curricular requirements of ACAOM.  The college shall also be approved

by either:

(i)            A foreign government's Ministry of

Education;

(ii)           A foreign government's Ministry of Health;

(iii)          A governmental agency that is comparable to

a division or department of the US Government charged with educational

accreditation; or

(iv)          A private foreign accreditation agency that

has an accreditation process and standards substantially equivalent to that of

ACAOM, and that is recognized for that purpose by the substantially equivalent

governmental entity in that foreign country.  The educational institutions

shall meet the curricular requirements of ACAOM.

(c)           The documents substantiating that the U.S. trained applicant has met the specified requirements shall be submitted as follows:

(i)            The educational program or governmental

agency from which the applicant received the certificate or diploma shall send

an official copy of the applicant's transcript directly to the Board in a

sealed envelope. 

(ii)           By its submission of this transcript, the

program or agency shall verify the applicant's satisfactory completion of the

required ACAOM academic and clinical education and designate the completed

courses and the hours of study completed in each subject.

(d)           The documents substantiating that the

Foreign trained applicant has met the specified requirements shall be submitted

as follows:

(i)            The educational program or governmental

agency from which the applicant received the certificate or diploma shall send

an official copy of the applicant's transcript directly to the Board in a

sealed envelope;

(ii)           By submission of this transcript, the

program or agency shall verify the applicant's satisfactory completion of his

or her clinical education and designate the completed courses and hours of

study earned in each subject;

(iii)          The applicant, at his or her own expense,

shall submit an accurate English translation that interprets all documents

submitted in a foreign language.  Each translated document shall bear the

affidavit of the translator certifying that he or she is competent in both the

language of the document and the English language and that the translation is a

true and complete translation of the foreign language original.  Each

translated document shall also bear the affidavit of the applicant, certifying

that the translation is a true and complete translation of the original.  Each

affidavit shall be signed before a notary public; and

(iv)          All foreign trained applicants, at his or

her expense, shall submit their transcripts for evaluation by a foreign

credential evaluation service to determine if the applicant's course work is

equivalent to that required of an applicant from a three-year postgraduate

acupuncture college accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture

and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).  This includes a subject-by-subject analysis

that meets the curricular requirements of ACAOM in effect at the time of

certification by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and

Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in the acupuncture written and point location examinations. 

The applicant may use a current member of the National Association of

Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the American Association of

Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices (AACRAO);

(7)           Practice Requirements:

(a)           The applicant shall fulfill the requirements

set forth in G.S. 90-455.

(b)           Disciplinary action, as used in Article 30

of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes, means censure, suspension, or revocation

but does not include a letter of caution, warning or admonition; and

(8)           Submit a license history stating the disciplinary

record of the applicant to reflect any censure, suspension or revocation.  The

record shall be sent directly to the Board by each state board in which the

applicant has been licensed to practice acupuncture.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-451; 90-454; 90‑455;

Temporary Adoption Eff. March 18, 1994 for a period of

180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. August 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2007; July 1, 2000; April 1, 1999;

August 1, 1995;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. November 12, 2014.