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Article - Health Occupations




§1A–302.

    (a)    To qualify for a license, an applicant shall be an individual who meets the requirements of this section.

    (b)    The applicant shall:

        (1)    Be of good moral character;

        (2)    Be at least 18 years old;

        (3)    Demonstrate competence in performing acupuncture by meeting one of the following standards for education or training:

            (i)    Graduation from at least a master’s level program or its equivalent in acupuncture that is:

                1.    Approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission;

                2.    Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; or

                3.    Found by the Board to be equivalent to a course approved or accredited under item 1 or 2 of this item; or

            (ii)    Achievement of a:

                1.    Diplomate in acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; or

                2.    Passing score on an examination that is determined by the Board to be equivalent to the examination given by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine;

        (4)    Demonstrate the ability to communicate in the English language; and

        (5)    Meet any other qualifications that the Board establishes in regulations.



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