Senator Fields, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1210. This bill extends the repeal of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the regulation of chiropractors until September 1, 2029. The bill also makes the following changes:
- removes the requirement that a board member be a United States citizen;
- removes the requirement that an applicant pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam and allows the state board to determine the appropriate exam;
- changes the continuing education requirement from 15 hours to 30 hours every 2 years;
- modifies grounds for discipline related to drug and alcohol use, failing to notify the board of any illness that makes the chiropractor unable to render services with reasonable skill and safety, failing to act within the limitations of a physical or mental condition, and failing to comply with limitations agreed under a confidential agreement;
- allows chiropractors to enter into confidential agreements with the Board to limit their practices; and
- allows a chiropractic student to perform chiropractic services if the student is in a course of instruction and a Board-approved school and has the signed written consent from the patient.