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      RS 37:1357.1     


§1357.1. Practice of acupuncture detoxification; certification; promulgation of rules; public health emergency

            A. The board shall certify as an acupuncture detoxification specialist an individual who works under the general supervision of a physician licensed by the board to practice in the state or a licensed acupuncturist certified by the board to practice in the state and has successfully completed the following:

            (1) NADA training by a registered NADA trainer.

            (2) NADA certification.

            (3) Registration with the board.

            B.(1) Pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the board shall promulgate rules and regulations in collaboration with its Integrative and Complementary Medicine Committee that it deems necessary to regulate the certification of acupuncture detoxification specialists and the practice of acupuncture detoxification in the state. Such rules and regulations shall include but not be limited to the following:

            (a) Provisions regarding the adoption of fees.

            (b) Provisions regarding the action to deny, suspend, revoke, or place on probation individuals who act beyond the scope of practice or engage in unprofessional conduct.

            (c) Provisions regarding the general supervision of acupuncture detoxification specialists.

            (2) The Integrative and Complementary Medicine Committee may conduct and its members may attend and participate in a meeting for the purposes of carrying out its duties pursuant to this Subsection or any other provision of law via electronic means in accordance with R.S. 42:17.3.

            C. Acupuncture detoxification specialists from other states who are certified by NADA shall be allowed to practice acupuncture detoxification in Louisiana during a public health emergency and for such periods thereafter as the Louisiana Department of Health deems the need for emergency services to continue to exist, and under rules and regulations set forth by the board.

            Acts 2007, No. 452, §1; Acts 2016, No. 550, §1; Acts 2022, No. 408, §1.

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