Chiropractic Board Proposes Increased Training for Acupuncture Services

PUBLIC HEARING: September 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

174 North Church Street, Concord, NC 28025

The North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners has proposed new rules which would increase the required education hours for acupuncture services to 300 (from 200), would permit a process of random office inspections and would also prohibit Board members from serving in leadership positions of the Chiropractic Association during their term.

This filing has a proposed effective date of January 1, 2016.

Full text of proposed rules changes can be found here.

NC Electrolysis Examiners Propose Changes to Physician Supervision

The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners have filed proposed rules to take effect on August 1, 2015. Among other regulations, these proposed rules would make changes to the requirements for physician supervision of electrolysis providers.

PUBLIC HEARING: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, Salisbury, NC 28144

The North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners will accept public comment regarding proposed rules changes found here. The rule change proposes to clarify provisions regarding applications for licensure, school and instructor certifications, fee increases, continuing education, and agreements with Supervisory Physicians.

New language would specify that agreements with supervising physicians include an acknowledgement that current guidance from the North Carolina Medical Board with respect to laser hair removal and laser surgery by non-physicians will be observed and monitored. The new rules would also require attestation that the supervising physician will be readily available and able to respond quickly to patient emergencies and questions by those performing electrolysis procedures under the physician’s supervision.

Comments can be directed to:

Susan Magas, 2 Centerview Drive, Suite 60, Greensboro, NC 27407, phone (336) 856-1010, or ncbeexam@att.net.

Comment period ends: June 1, 2015