An Act To Allow Chiropractic Internships
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §451, sub-§2-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 32 MRSA c. 9, sub-c. 5 is enacted to read:
§ 561. License
An individual may not provide chiropractic services as a chiropractic intern except as described under this subchapter.
The board may issue a nonrenewable temporary license, not to exceed 6 months, to practice chiropractic to an applicant meeting all of the conditions of this subsection. The temporary license must describe the place or setting where chiropractic services are provided. An applicant failing to provide documentation of the requirements of this subsection may not be granted a temporary license by the board. The board may by rule establish other requirements for temporary licensure of chiropractic interns.
§ 562. Supervision requirements
§ 563. Title and display of license
§ 564. Rulemaking
The board may establish rules to implement this subchapter. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
This bill establishes a new temporary license for chiropractic interns. The bill describes the supervision and credentialing requirements for licensure and the process by which an applicant may gain licensure. The bill provides the Board of Chiropractic Licensure with rule-making authority.