Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 324
Occupations and Professions General Provisions
Section 324.481

August 28, 2014


Duties of board--rulemaking authority--acupuncturist fund created, use of.

324.481. 1. The board shall upon recommendation of the committee license applicants who meet the qualifications for acupuncturists, who file for licensure, and who pay all fees required for this licensure.

2. The board shall:

(1) Maintain a record of all board and committee proceedings regarding sections 324.475 to 324.499 and of all acupuncturists licensed in this state;

(2) Annually prepare a roster of the names and addresses of all acupuncturists licensed in this state, copies of which shall be made available upon request to any person paying the fee therefor;

(3) Set the fee for the roster at an amount sufficient to cover the actual cost of publishing and distributing the roster;

(4) Adopt an official seal;

(5) Prescribe the design of all forms to be furnished to all persons seeking licensure under sections 324.475 to 324.499;

(6) Prescribe the form and design of the license to be issued under sections 324.475 to 324.499;

(7) Inform licensees of any changes in policy, rules or regulations;

(8) Upon the recommendation of the committee, set all fees, by rule, necessary to administer the provisions of sections 324.475 to 324.499.

3. The board may with the approval of the advisory committee:

(1) Issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify or produce evidence in proceedings to deny, suspend or revoke licensure;

(2) Promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 536 in order to carry out the provisions of sections 324.475 to 324.499 including, but not limited to, regulations establishing:

(a) Standards for the practice of acupuncture;

(b) Standards for ethical conduct in the practice of acupuncture;

(c) Standards for continuing professional education;

(d) Standards for the training and practice of auricular detox technicians, including specific enumeration of points which may be used.

4. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated to administer and enforce sections 324.475 to 324.499, shall become effective only if the agency has fully complied with all of the requirements of chapter 536, including but not limited to, section 536.028, if applicable, after August 28, 1998. If the provisions of section 536.028 apply, the provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void, except that nothing in this section shall affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to August 28, 1998.

5. All funds received by the board pursuant to the provisions of sections 324.240 to 324.275 shall be collected by the director who shall transmit the funds to the department of revenue for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of the "Acupuncturist Fund" which is hereby created.

6. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, money in this fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue until the amount in the fund at the end of the biennium exceeds three times the amount of the appropriation from the acupuncturist fund for the preceding fiscal year. The amount, if any, in the fund which shall lapse is that amount in the fund which exceeds the appropriate multiple of the appropriations from the acupuncturist fund for the preceding fiscal year.

(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al. ยง 17, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 8 & 173, A.L. 2009 S.B. 296)


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