Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 324
Occupations and Professions General Provisions
Section 324.475

August 28, 2013


Definitions.

324.475. For the purposes of sections 324.475 to 324.499, the following terms mean:

(1) "Acupuncture", the use of needles inserted into the body by piercing of the skin and related modalities for the assessment, evaluation, prevention, treatment or correction of any abnormal physiology or pain by means of controlling and regulating the flow and balance of energy in the body so as to restore the body to its proper functioning and state of health;

(2) "Acupuncturist", any person licensed as provided in sections 324.475 to 324.499 to practice acupuncture as defined in subdivision (1) of this section;

(3) "Auricular detox technician", a person trained solely in, and who performs only, auricular detox treatment. An auricular detox technician shall practice under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist. Such treatment shall take place in a hospital, clinic or treatment facility which provides comprehensive substance abuse services, including counseling, and maintains all licenses and certifications necessary and applicable;

(4) "Auricular detox treatment", a very limited procedure consisting of acupuncture needles inserted into specified points in the outer ear of a person undergoing treatment for drug or alcohol abuse or both drug and alcohol abuse;

(5) "Board", the state board of chiropractic examiners established in chapter 331;

(6) "Committee", the Missouri acupuncture advisory committee;

(7) "Department", the department of insurance, financial institutions and professional registration;

(8) "Director", the director of the division of professional registration;

(9) "Division", the division of professional registration;

(10) "License", the document of authorization issued by the board for a person to engage in the practice of acupuncture.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al. 15, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 8 & 173, A.L. 2008 S.B. 788)


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