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Title: Acupuncture Registration
Alternate Title:
Description: Doctors of chiropractic are authorized to perform "rehabilitative therapies" which may be done to "prepare a patient for chiropractic adjustment or complement the chiropractic adjustment". Examples of "rehabilitative therapies" are heat, ice, water, exercise, nutrition and meridian therapy. Meridian therapy includes, among other things, acupuncture. Before a doctor of chiropractic can perform acupuncture, they must be properly registered with the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE).
Subject: Acupuncture
Chiropractors
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:10:29 PM
Modification Date: 11/18/2019 7:50:32 AM
Agency Name: Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE), Minnesota Board of
Agency URL: https://mn.gov/boards/chiropractic-examiners/
Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing the practice of chiropractic to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice in the profession.
Agency Phone: 651-201-2850
Agency Fax: 651-201-2852
Agency URL: https://mn.gov/boards/chiropractic-examiners/
Agency Address: Chiropractic Examiners, Minnesota Board of
2829 University Avenue, S.E., Suite 300

Minneapolis
MN
55414-2850
Audience: Hold Application URL: https://mn.gov/boards/chiropractic-examiners/licensee/application.jsp
Renewal URL: https://chi.hlb.state.mn.us/#/login
Versa URL:
Requirements:

GENERAL INFORMATION

Among other things, doctors of chiropractic are authorized to perform rehabilitative therapies which may be done to prepare a patient for chiropractic adjustment or complement the chiropractic adjustment. Examples of rehabilitative therapies are heat, ice, water, exercise, nutrition and meridian therapy. Meridian therapy includes, among other things, acupuncture. However, before a doctor of chiropractic can perform acupuncture, they must be properly registered with the Board.

 In 1995, Minn. Stat. § 147B.02 was enacted regarding acupuncture. This statute was designed to apply to all other persons who were engaging in the practice of acupuncture, requiring them to become registered with the Board of Medical Practice. This statute specifically exempted doctors of chiropractic from this registration requirement, provided they were properly registered under the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and that they were using the acupuncture to prepare the patient for chiropractic adjustment or complement the chiropractic adjustment. Any doctor of chiropractic who wishes to perform acupuncture without also providing chiropractic care to a patient, may do so provided they are appropriately registered under the Board of Medical Practice.

APPLICATION PREREQUISITES

A doctor of chiropractic wishing to become registered to perform acupuncture in conjunction must submit an Acupuncture Initial Application.  An application may also be acquired calling the board office at 651-201-2850.

In order for a doctor of chiropractic to be eligible to perform acupuncture in conjunction with their practice, they must show evidence of 100 hours of acupuncture related education consisting of at least 85% classroom/hands-on, or submit an affidavit stating that they have a specified amount of education and experience. In addition, they must pass the Acupuncture Examination administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, or the examination administered by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). For more information see Minn. Rules 2500.3000, Subd.2.

If any part of the above information conflicts with the Minnesota rules or laws, the rules or laws take precedence. (See Statute and Rules) It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the regulations. Call the Board office at 651-201-2850 if you have any questions.

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Acupuncture Registration

Application Prerequisites

How to Apply

NOTE: Special provisions pertaining to a waiver of various requirements for military personnel who are, or have been, actively deployed may be found at Minn. Stat. § 326.55 and Minn. Stat. § 326.56


Rules: 2500.3000 - .3300

Statutes: 148

Forms:

Application forms are available from the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners and are available at Forms and by calling the Board office at 651-201-2850. 


Fees:

Initial Registration fee - $100
 
Annual Active Renewal Fee - $50

Annual Inactive Renewal fee - $25


Period of Issuance:

Annual (September 16 to September 15 of each year).


Length of Determination: Registrations are issued upon receipt of all required application materials.
Other Info:
Activity: Acupuncture
Alternative Health Care
Complementary Health Care
License Detail URL:

Acupuncture Registration 

License Verification

Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners


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