4734-10-02 Acupuncture course of study approval.

(A) It shall be the objective of each board-approved acupuncture educational provider to prepare each chiropractic physician to demonstrate professional competence to become an acupuncture provider.

(B) Each educational provider that seeks board approval of an acupuncture course of study shall file an application with the board. The application shall include:

(1) Evidence that the program consists of a minimum of three hundred hours of instruction, of which at least two hundred hours must be administered in accordance with division (B) of section 4734.211 of the Revised Code;

(2) Evidence that the program is administered by an entity oulined in division (C) of section 4734.211 of the Revised Code;

(3) An outline for the entire course of study;

(4) Accreditation held by the educational provider, to include programs that are accredited;

(5) Information pertaining to any denials or revocations of accredited status of the educational provider or of any program of the provider by another accrediting body;

(6) Evidence that the course of study will prepare students to become a competent acupuncture provider;

(7) A vitae of each instructor;

(8) Verification of the instructors' faculty status with the educational provider seeking approval;

(9) Faculty data on earned degrees, types of experience, scholarly attainment, practice experience, and teaching experience.

(10) Evidence that the course of study is accepted by the national board of chiropractic examiners to allow students to sit for the acupuncture examination;

(11) Other information as deemed appropriate by the board.

(C) The board may review the application and supporting documentation and/or appoint a committee to review the application materials.

(D) Board-approved acupuncture educational providers may accept transfer hours towards the required three hundred hours of acupuncture education for those chiropractic physicians who have previously earned acupuncture education. The educational provider shall ensure that any accepted transferred hours are appropriate and acceptable to utilize towards the three hundred hour course requirement as outlined in section 4734.211 of the Revised Code. The board-approved acupuncture educational provider shall reflect all transferred coursework on the chiropractic physician's final transcript.

(E) The educational institution shall ensure appropriate attendance and monitoring procedures for the course of study.

(F) The board may withdraw approval of an acupuncture course of study at any time if such program is not in compliance with the provisions of this rule. If, in the opinion of the board, there is evidence that an entity having status of board-approved acupuncture educational provider is not in compliance with this rule, the board shall issue a warning letter to the program stating that board-approved status may be withdrawn and the reasons for the action. Such letter shall be sent at least thirty days prior to such contemplated action by the board. Reinstatement of board-approved status may be granted by the board if the educational provider furnishes proof of compliance with this rule.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/27/2012 and 08/27/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.211
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/07