|(a) Purpose. This section is promulgated to promote
the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Texas through the
establishment of minimum requirements for continuing auricular acupuncture
education (CAAE) for certified acudetox specialists so as to further
enhance their professional skills and knowledge.
(b) Minimum continuing auricular acupuncture education.
As a prerequisite to the re-certification of an acudetox specialist,
the acudetox specialist shall provide documentation to the Medical
Board that the individual has successfully met the continuing education
requirements established by the board which includes the following
listed in paragraphs (1) - (2) of this subsection:
(1) At least six hours of CAAE each year shall be in
the practice of auricular acupuncture;
(2) The required hours shall be from courses that are
designated or otherwise approved for credit by the Medical Board at
the time the course was taken.
(c) Reporting continuing auricular acupuncture education.
An acudetox specialist must report on the certificate-holder's re-certification
form the number of hours and type of continuing auricular acupuncture
education completed during the previous year.
(d) Grounds for exemption from continuing auricular
acupuncture education. An acudetox specialist may request in writing
and may be exempt from the annual minimum continuing auricular acupuncture
education requirements for one or more of the following reasons listed
in paragraphs (1) - (2) of this subsection:
(1) catastrophic illness; and/or
(2) military service of longer than one year in duration;
(e) Exemption requests. Exemption requests shall be
subject to the approval of the executive director of the Medical Board,
and shall be submitted in writing at least 30 days prior to the expiration
of the certificate.
(f) Exemption duration and renewal. An exemption granted
under subsections (d) and (e) of this section may not exceed one year,
but may be renewed annually upon written request submitted at least
30 days prior to the expiration of the current exemption.
(g) Verification of credits. The board may require
written verification of continuing auricular acupuncture education
hours from any certified acudetox specialist and the certificate-holder
shall provide the requested verification within 30 calendar days of
the date of the request. Failure to timely provide the requested verification
may result in disciplinary action by the board.
(h) Approval of continuing auricular acupuncture education.
Continuing Auricular Acupuncture Education (CAAE) credit hours shall
be approved by the Medical Board and shall include education by a
ACAOM accredited school or other nationally recognized institution,
organization, or training program approved by the Medical Board. Approval
of courses shall be by January 1, 1999. The first reporting of CAE
shall be required for certification renewal in 2000. Approval shall
be based on a showing by the education provider that:
(1) the content of the course, program, or activity
is related to the practice of acudetox, and is not a course on practice
enhancement, business, or office administration;
(2) the method of instruction is adequate to teach
the content of the course, program, or activity;
(3) the credentials of the instructor(s) indicate competency
and sufficient training, education, and experience to teach the specific
course, program, or activity;
(4) the education provider maintains an accurate attendance/participation
record on individuals completing the course, program, or activity;
(5) each credit hour for the course, program, or activity
is equal to no less than 50 minutes of actual instruction or training.
(i) False Reports/Statements. An intentionally false
report or statement to the board by a certificate-holder regarding
continuing auricular acupuncture education hours reportedly obtained
shall be a basis for disciplinary action by the board pursuant to
the Act, §205.351(a)(2) and (6).
(j) Monetary penalty. Failure to obtain and timely
report the continuing auricular acupuncture education hours for renewal
of a certificate shall subject the certificate-holder to a monetary
penalty for late registration in the amount set forth in §175.2
of this title (relating to Registration and Renewal Fees) and §175.3
of this title (relating to Penalties).
(k) Disciplinary action, conditional licensure, and
construction. This section shall be construed to allow the board to
impose requirements for completion of additional continuing auricular
acupuncture education hours for purposes of disciplinary action and
|Source Note: The provisions of this §183.21 adopted to be effective September 21, 2000, 25 TexReg 9217; amended to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10866; amended to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10866; amended to be effective March 23, 2014, 39 TexReg 1932