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(1) An applicant for an acupuncture license shall submit an application, the appropriate fees, and:

(a) applicant's official transcript from a school accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine;

(b) applicant's clean needle exam results from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or its successor; and

(c) acupuncture certification examination results provided by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

(2) The board or its designee will obtain a query from the National Practitioner Data Bank for each applicant.

(3) Applicants licensed in another state or jurisdiction shall cause all states and jurisdictions in which the applicant holds or has ever held a license to submit a current verification of licensure directly to the board on behalf of the applicant.

(4) The applicant may voluntarily withdraw the application prior to being placed on a board agenda by submitting a written request to the board.


History: 37-13-201, MCA; IMP, 37-13-201, 37-13-302, MCA; NEW, Eff. 12/5/74; AMD, Eff. 5/5/75; AMD, Eff. 6/4/77; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1700, Eff. 8/31/90; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 2197, Eff. 12/2/97; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 1471; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 404, Eff. 2/24/12; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 487, Eff. 4/29/17; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 679, Eff. 4/18/20.

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