2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.674 Licensure as an acupuncturist -- Approval and denial of applications -Renewal -- Reciprocity.
To be licensed by the board as an acupuncturist, an applicant shall:
(a) Submit an application approved by the board, with all sections completed,
with the required fee;
(b) Be of good character and reputation;
(c) Have achieved a passing score on the acupuncture examination administered
by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental
(d) Have graduated from a course of training of at least one thousand eight
hundred (1,800) hours, including three hundred (300) clinical hours, that is
approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental
All provisions of this subsection, including graduation from an approved course of
training as specified in paragraph (d) of this subsection, must be met by all
applicants before initial licensure as an acupuncturist may be granted.
An acupuncturist who is legally authorized to practice acupuncture in another state
and who is presently in good standing in that other state may be licensed by
endorsement from the state of his or her credentialing if that state has standards
substantially equivalent to those of this Commonwealth.
The board may request any reasonable information from the applicant and from
collateral sources that is necessary for the board to make an informed decision. The
applicant will execute any necessary waiver or release so that the board may obtain
necessary information from collateral sources. An application will be considered
completed when the applicant has fully answered all sections of the approved
application and the board has received all necessary additional information from the
applicant and collateral sources.
An acupuncturist's license shall be renewed every two (2) years upon fulfillment of
the following requirements:
(a) The applicant has submitted a renewal application approved by the board
within the time specified, with all sections completed, with the required fee;
(b) The applicant is of good character and reputation.
The board shall notify each applicant in writing of the action it takes on an
application within one hundred twenty (120) days following the board's receipt of a
Notwithstanding any of the requirements for licensure established in this section,
and after providing the applicant with reasonable notice of its intended action and
after providing a reasonable opportunity to be heard, the board may deny licensure
to an applicant without a prior evidentiary hearing upon a finding that the applicant
has violated any provision of this section or is otherwise unfit to practice. If the
board denies an application, it shall notify the applicant of the grounds on which the
denial is based. Orders denying a license may be appealed pursuant to KRS
Effective: June 24, 2015
History: Amended 2015 Ky. Acts ch. 113, sec. 6, effective June 24, 2015. -- Amended
2014 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 4, effective July 15, 2014. -- Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch.
249, sec. 4, effective July 12, 2006.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2006). For the sake of clarity and under
the authority of KRS 7.136(1)(c), the Reviser of Statutes has further divided
subsection (1) of 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 249, sec. 4.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.674 Licensure as an acupuncturist -- Approval and denial of applications -- Renewal -- Reciprocity.
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