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IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION --  REGULATIONS: Amendments to COMAR 10.43.01 ET SEQ (Chiropractic & Massage)

 

VETERANS ACT WEBSITE NOTICE.7.18.13

 

CA EXAM DATES FOR 2013 AND 2014:

2013: Tuesday, November 12th (note the date, Nov. 16th cited in the CHIRO Summer Newsletter is incorrect)
2014: Tuesdays, April 22nd, August 26th, and November18th
Any Supervising Chiropractors who have CA applicants in training are reminded that they must complete the entire didactic and hands-on training requirements within one (1) calendar year from date of hire. Under current policy, no waivers or exemptions are granted except for bona fide emergencies such as health issues verified by documentation. All are also reminded that all applications for the November 12th CA Exam must be received with all fees not later than October 12th.

NEW CA APPLICANT HIRING PROCEDURES & FORMS REQUIRED:

As the Board has publicized via letters and newsletters, all requests to employ/train new CA applicants must be done using only the new Supervising Chiropractor Request to Hire CA Applicant form now available on the forms menu of this website. No other forms are acceptable. Illegible submissions, submissions by FAX, or submissions without required documentation will be summarily rejected. A review process is conducted by the Board Staff upon receipt of a request; following approval, an authorization to hire/train is sent to the requesting chiropractor. Until receipt of this authorization, any prospective CA hire/applicant may only be used in an administrative/clerical status.

REGULATIONS REVIEW & REVISION UPDATE:

At its June 20th Meeting, the Board approved the final draft of revisions to the Chiropractic and Massage Therapy Regulations. Upon clearance by DHMH AAG and Office of Legislative/Regulatory Affairs, the proposed rulemaking will be published on this website and in the Maryland Register for public review and comment.

RULE MAKING PROJECT: Revision of COMAR 10.43.01 et seq (Chiropractic & Massage Regulations)

Board Policy Re: Personal Patient Relationships

Board Policy Re: Discount Advertising & Coupons

Board Policy Re: The Use of Class IV Lasers

Board Policy of Licensee Rental of Spaces

POSTED 4/23/2013 - RULE MAKING PROJECT: Revision of COMAR 10.43.01 et seq (Chiropractic & Massage Regulations)

The Board of Examiners Regulations Subcommittee has been engaged in a lengthy review project regarding its chiropractic and massage regulations; 3 public meetings were held (advertised online and in MD Register). The Subcommittee has arrived at an initial draft; major substantive revisions include liberalizing CEU course submission/review requirements for both chiropractic and massage therapy, and defining record keeping requirements for massage therapists. This first draft will be reviewed by the Board at the May 9th General Session Meeting. Upon approval, any final revisions will be made and final review and vote will be taken at a June 20th General Session Meeting, Room 100, 4201 Patterson Ave., Balt., MD. Upon final approval, the rule making proposal must be submitted to DHMH for review and will subsequently be printed in the MD Register for general public comments in accordance with DHMH guidelines.

POSTED 2/22/2012 - CAs MUST REGISTER FOR THEIR DIDACTIC COURSE AS PART OF THE HIRING PROCESS

The Board notes that in the past year, numerous Chiropractors hired CA applicants, using them for 1 year, and then discharging them without the applicant taking any steps to register for or attend CA didactic training. COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY, A PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT MUST TAKE STEPS TO REGISTER WITH A CA TRAINING PROGRAM IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT IS APPROVED BY THE BOARD. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION FROM THE CA TRAINING PROGRAM.

POSTED 1/5/2012 - PROPOSED REGULATORY ACTION BY DHMH SECRETARY

The Secretary of DHMH, Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., is proposing sanctioning guidelines for all health occupations boards.  The sanctioning guidelines are intended to assist all boards in their administrative duties in hearing discipline cases and in determining effective, consistent, and fair  disciplinary sanctions Significantly, ALL health occupations boards are required to promulgate sanctioning guidelines. The proposed regulatory guidelines for chiropractors, chiropractic assistants and massage therapists will be reflected in COMAR 10.43.16.01-06. The proposed regulation is anticipated to be published in the 01/27/2012 Maryland Register.  All further information regarding processes, including submitting comments or questions may be found in that publication."