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-.06 - License Requirements for Auricular Detoxification Technician

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-6-.06

RULE 360-6-.06. License Requirements for Auricular Detoxification Technician

(1) Each applicant for a license to perform auricular (ear) detoxification therapy as an auricular (ear) detoxification technician must meet the requirements listed below. If an applicant does not meet all requirements for licensure stated in this Rule, the Board may, in its discretion, grant a license to an applicant upon the recommendation of the Advisory Committee.

(a) Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral character;

(b) Submit a completed application as required by the Board;

(c) Submit an application fee as required by the Board;

(d) Have successfully completed a nationally recognized training program in auricular (ear) detoxification therapy for the treatment of chemical dependence as approved by the Board; and

(e) Have successfully completed a nationally recognized clean needle technique course approved by the Board.

(f) Submit verification of applicant's coverage by employer's professional liability insurance.

(g) An applicant must satisfactorily complete all requirements for licensure within one year from the date the Board receives the application.

(2) The practice of auricular (ear) detoxification therapy may take place only in a city, county, state, federal or private chemical dependency program approved by the Board and under the direct supervision of a licensed acupuncturist or a person licensed to practice acupuncture by the Board who is also authorized to practice medicine in the State of Georgia.

(3) The title "Auricular Detoxification Technician (ADT)" may only be used by persons licensed pursuant to the Act and these rules who practice auricular (ear) detoxification therapy. Licensure as an ADT does not by itself entitle a person to use the title "Acupuncturist" or "Licensed Acupuncturist."

(4) Every person who holds a license issued by the Board shall inform the Board of any change of address or any other change of information, including but not limited to a change of employment, required for licensure pursuant to the Act and these Rules.

(5) A license for an Auricular Detoxification Technician (ADT) is limited to and only valid for the employer designated at time of licensure. The ADT licensee shall be covered by the professional liability insurance of the licensee's employer.

(a) If an ADT licensee changes employers, the licensee must file a "Request To Change Employers" form with the Board and must receive permission from the Board to change employers.

(b) If an ADT licensee terminates employment with the designated employer, the ADT license becomes automatically inactive until such time a new application is made.

(6) Every person who holds a license issued by the Board as an Auricular Detoxification Technician must wear an identification badge stating their name and title at all times while rendering therapy.

O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-19, 43-1-25, 43-39-5, 43-34-63, 43-34-64, 43-34-66, 43-34-72.

(Original Rule entitled "License Requirements for Auricular Detoxification Specialist" adopted as ER. 360-6-0.10-.06. F. Aug. 10, 2000; eff. Aug. 21, 2000, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 20, 2000; eff. Dec. 10, 2000. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 16, 2001; eff. Feb. 5, 2001. Amended: F. Sept. 19, 2007; eff. Oct. 9, 2007. Repealed: New Rule entitled "License Requirements for Auricular Detoxification Technician" adopted. F. Oct. 6, 2009; eff. Oct. 26, 2009.)
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