Maine Revised Statutes

§12512. Qualifications for acupuncturists

The eligibility of an applicant for a license to practice acupuncture must be determined in accordance with the following. [1995, c. 671, §13 (NEW).]

1. Eligibility.  To be eligible to apply for a license to practice acupuncture, an applicant must:
A. Be at least 21 years of age; and [RR 1995, c. 2, §80 (COR).]
B. Have met requirements regarding education and experience as established by the board. These requirements must include the following:
(1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, a license from the State to practice as a registered professional nurse or successful completion of the training program and any competency examination required by the Board of Licensure in Medicine to be qualified as a physician's assistant;
(2) A minimum of 1,000 hours of classroom instruction in acupuncture and related subjects at an institution approved by the board;
(3) A minimum of 300 hours of clinical experience in the field of acupuncture; and
(4) Certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine, or its successor or other organization approved by the board, or passage of a written examination approved by the board. [2007, c. 402, Pt. AA, §7 (AMD).]
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. AA, §7 (AMD) .]
2. Endorsement.  An applicant who holds a current valid license to practice acupuncture from another state with requirements for licensure at least equal to the requirements under this section must be issued a license by the board.
[ 1995, c. 671, §13 (NEW) .]
RR 1995, c. 2, §80 (COR). 1995, c. 671, §13 (NEW). 2007, c. 402, Pt. AA, §7 (AMD).