Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-6 - ACUPUNCTURE
Rule 360-6-.01 - Acupuncture. Purpose
RULE 360-6-.01. Acupuncture. Purpose
The purpose of these Rules is to implement the "Acupuncture Act of Georgia" ("Act") which authorizes the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") to adopt rules and regulations and perform all acts necessary in carrying out the program of licensure for Acupuncture and Auricular Detoxification Therapy. These rules establish the standards for licensing persons to practice acupuncture and auricular (ear) detoxification therapy and for the enforcement of such standards through disciplinary action. These rules are also intended to inform all physicians, other allied health care professionals, and all persons who desire to become licensed about the Act and its requirements.
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-34-61 to 43-34-64.(Original Rule entitled "Acupuncture" adopted. F. Nov. 20, 1974; eff. Dec. 10, 1974. Amended: F. Oct. 3, 1975; eff. Oct. 23, 1975. Amended: ER. 360-6-0.10-.01 entitled "Acupuncture. Purpose" adopted. F. Aug. 10, 2000; eff. Aug. 21, 2000, as specified by the Agency, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Permanent Rule adopted. F. Nov. 20, 2000; eff. Dec. 10, 2000. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 16, 2001; eff. Feb. 5, 2001. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Oct. 6, 2009; eff. Oct. 26, 2009.)