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Virginia Administrative Code
5/19/2022

Part IV. Renewal and Reinstatement of Licensure

18VAC85-110-150. Biennial renewal of licensure.

A. A licensed acupuncturist shall renew his license biennially during his birth month in each odd-numbered year by:

1. Paying to the board the renewal fee as prescribed in subdivision 2 of 18VAC85-110-35; and

2. Attesting to having current, active certification by the NCCAOM.

B. A licensed acupuncturist whose license has not been renewed by the first day of the month following the month in which renewal is required shall not be licensed in Virginia.

C. An additional fee to cover administrative costs for processing a late application renewal shall be imposed by the board as prescribed by subdivision 3 of 18VAC85-110-35.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 4.1, eff. February 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003.

18VAC85-110-155. Inactive licensure.

A. A licensed acupuncturist who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia shall, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license.

1. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain current, active certification by the NCCAOM.

2. An inactive licensee shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring a license to practice acupuncture in Virginia.

B. An inactive licensee may reactivate his license by:

1. Submission of the required application;

2. Payment of the difference between the current renewal fee for inactive licensure and the renewal fee for active licensure for the biennium in which the license is being reactivated; and

3. Submission of documentation of having maintained current certification or having been recertified by the NCCAOM.

C. The board reserves the right to deny a request for reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of § 54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia or any provisions of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2954.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003; Volume 24, Issue 1, eff. October 17, 2007.

18VAC85-110-160. Reinstatement.

A. A licensed acupuncturist who allows his license to lapse for a period of two years or more and chooses to resume his practice shall submit to the board a reinstatement application, information on practice and licensure in other jurisdictions for the period in which the license was lapsed in Virginia, proof of current, active certification by the NCCAOM, and the fee for reinstatement of his license as prescribed in subdivision 4 of 18VAC85-110-35.

B. A licensed acupuncturist whose license has been revoked by the board and who wishes to be reinstated must make a new application to the board, hold current, active certification by the NCCAOM, and pay the fee for reinstatement of his license as prescribed in subdivision 6 of 18VAC85-110-35.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 4.2, eff. February 23, 1994; amended, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 10, eff. February 26, 2003.

18VAC85-110-161. Restricted volunteer license.

A. A licensed acupuncturist who held an unrestricted license issued by the Virginia Board of Medicine or by a board in another state as a licensee in good standing at the time the license expired or became inactive may be issued a restricted volunteer license to practice without compensation in a clinic that is organized in whole or in part for the delivery of health care services without charge in accordance with § 54.1-106 of the Code of Virginia.

B. To be issued a restricted volunteer license, a licensed acupuncturist shall submit an application to the board that documents compliance with requirements of § 54.1-2928.1 of the Code of Virginia and the application fee prescribed in 18VAC85-110-35.

C. The licensee who intends to continue practicing with a restricted volunteer license shall renew biennially during his birth month, meet the continued competency requirements prescribed in subsection D of this section, and pay to the board the renewal fee prescribed in 18VAC85-110-35.

D. The holder of a restricted volunteer license shall not be required to attest to hours of continuing education for the first renewal of such a license. For each renewal thereafter, the licensee shall attest to obtaining 20 hours of continuing education acceptable to the NCCAOM, obtained within the last biennium.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008.

18VAC85-110-170. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-11-1 § 5.1, eff. February 23, 1994; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998.

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