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HB20-1210

Sunset State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

Concerning the continuation of the state board of chiropractic examiners, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Health and Insurance Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the functions of the state board of chiropractic examiners (board) by:

  • Continuing the board for 9 years, until 2029 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Repealing the requirement that members of the board be citizens of the United States ( section 1 );
  • Repealing the requirement that an applicant for licensure pass the examination given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and authorizing the board to determine the appropriate examination ( section 4 );
  • Changing the continuing education requirements for a licensed chiropractor (licensee) from 15 hours annually to 30 hours every 2 years ( section 5 );
  • Clarifying the grounds for discipline of a licensee concerning the use or abuse of controlled substances or alcohol and modifying the definition of "unethical advertising" ( section 6 );
  • Requiring a licensee to notify the board of any physical or mental conditions that limit the ability to safely deliver chiropractic services and allowing the board to enter into agreements with the licensee that specify the limitations on the licensee's practice ( sections 3, 6, and 7 );
  • Clarifying that a license is not prohibited or required for a chiropractic student or intern to perform chiropractic services in this state while under the supervision of a licensee ( section 8 ); and
  • Allowing chiropractic students at board-approved schools to perform supervised chiropractic services with the signed, written consent of the patient ( section 9 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. Y. Caraveo, Rep. M. Duran
Sen. R. Fields

Sponsor

Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. M. Soper, Rep. B. Titone

Co-sponsor

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