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32-3922. Auricular acupuncture for chemical dependency; definition

A. The board may issue an auricular acupuncture certificate to a person who practices auricular acupuncture for the purpose of treating alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency if the person does all of the following:

1. Provides documentation of successful completion of a board approved training program in acupuncture for the treatment of alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency that meets or exceeds standards of training established by the national acupuncture detoxification association or a board approved group.

2. Provides documentation satisfactory to the board of successfully completing a board approved clean needle technique course.

3. Submits an application as prescribed by the board and a fee prescribed by section 32-3927.

B. A certificate issued pursuant to this section allows the certificate holder to practice auricular acupuncture in a substance abuse or chemical dependency program approved by the board, this state or the federal government under the supervision of a person licensed pursuant to this chapter.

C. A certificate issued pursuant to this section is valid for one year. The certificate may be renewed by the board if the certificate holder submits an application as prescribed by the board and a fee prescribed by section 32-3927 at least thirty days before the certificate expires.

D. For the purposes of this section, "auricular acupuncture" means the application of acupuncture needles to the pinna, lobe or auditory meatus to treat alcoholism, substance abuse or chemical dependency.