Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/19/2022

Part I. General Provisions

18VAC85-110-10. Definitions.

A. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in § 54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia.

Acupuncturist

Board

Licensed acupuncturist

Practice of acupuncture

B. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"ACAHM" means the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

"CCAHM" means the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

"CNT course" means a Clean Needle Technique Course as administered by the CCAHM.

"NCCAOM" means the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 1.1, eff. February 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 16, Issue 21, eff. August 2, 2000; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003; Volume 38, Issue 12, eff. March 18, 2022.

18VAC85-110-20. Public participation.

A separate board regulation, 18VAC85-11, provides for involvement of the public in the development of all regulations of the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2956.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 1.2, eff. February 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998.

18VAC85-110-30. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 1.3, eff. February 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 16, Issue 21, eff. August 2, 2000; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003.

18VAC85-110-35. Fees.

Unless otherwise provided, the following fees shall not be refundable:

1. The application fee for a license to practice as an acupuncturist shall be $130.

2. The fee for biennial active license renewal shall be $135. The fee for biennial inactive license renewal shall be $70. For 2021, the fee for renewal of an active license shall be $108, and the fee for renewal of an inactive license shall be $54.

3. The additional fee for processing a late renewal within one renewal cycle shall be $50.

4. The fee for reinstatement of a license which has expired for two or more years shall be $180.

5. The fee for a letter of good standing or verification of a license to another jurisdiction shall be $10.

6. The fee for reinstatement of a license pursuant to § 54.1-2408.2 of the Code of Virginia shall be $2,000.

7. The fee for a duplicate wall certificate shall be $15.

8. The fee for a duplicate renewal license shall be $5.00.

9. The handling fee for a returned check or a dishonored credit card or debit card shall be $50.

10. The fee for an application or for the biennial renewal of a restricted volunteer license shall be $35, due in the licensee's birth month. An additional fee for late renewal of licensure shall be $15 for each renewal cycle.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 13, eff. April 12, 2000; Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. February 7, 2007; Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008; Volume 29, Issue 26, eff. September 25, 2013; Volume 32, Issue 9, eff. January 27, 2016; Volume 34, Issue 7, eff. December 27, 2017; Volume 36, Issue 1, eff. October 2, 2019; Volume 36, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2020.

18VAC85-110-36. Current name and address.

Each licensee shall furnish the board his current name and address of record. All notices required by law or by this chapter to be given by the board to any such licensee shall be validly given when sent to the latest address of record provided or served to the licensee. Any change of name or address of record or the public address, if different from the address of record, shall be furnished to the board within 30 days of such change.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 23, eff. August 19, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 22, 2019.

18VAC85-110-40. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 2.1, eff. February 23, 1994; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998.

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