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92_HB2303ham002 LRB9204518ACsbam 1 AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 2303 2 AMENDMENT NO. . Amend House Bill 2303 by replacing 3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 4 "Section 5. The Acupuncture Practice Act is amended by 5 adding Section 20.1 and changing Section 50 as follows: 6 (225 ILCS 2/20.1 new) 7 Sec. 20.1. Guest instructors of acupuncture. The 8 provisions of this Act do not prohibit an acupuncturist from 9 another State or country, who is not licensed under this Act 10 and who is an invited guest of a professional acupuncture 11 association or scientific acupuncture foundation or an 12 acupuncture training program or continuing education provider 13 that is approved under this Act, from engaging in 14 professional education through lectures, clinics, or 15 demonstrations. To qualify as a guest instructor of 16 acupuncture, the acupuncturist must have been issued a guest 17 instructor of acupuncture permit by the Department. The 18 Department shall grant a guest instructor of acupuncture 19 permit if the Department determines that the applicant for 20 the permit (i) is currently certified in good standing as an 21 acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for 22 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; or (ii) has sufficient -2- LRB9204518ACsbam 1 training to qualify as a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois. 2 By rule, the Department may prescribe forms that shall be 3 used to apply for guest instructor of acupuncture permits and 4 charge an application fee to defray expenses borne by the 5 Department in connection with implementation of this 6 amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly. The applicant 7 shall submit his or her application for a guest instructor of 8 acupuncture permit to the Department. The Department shall 9 issue a guest instructor of acupuncture permit, or indicate 10 why the Department has refused to issue the permit, within 60 11 days after the application is complete and on file with the 12 Department. The Department shall maintain a registry of 13 guest instructors of acupuncture. A guest instructor of 14 acupuncture permit shall be valid for 12 months. The guest 15 instructor of acupuncture may engage in the application of 16 acupuncture techniques in conjunction with the lectures, 17 clinics, or demonstrations for a maximum of 12 months, but 18 may not open an office, appoint a place to meet private 19 patients, consult with private patients, or otherwise engage 20 in the practice of acupuncture beyond what is required in 21 conjunction with these lectures, clinics, or demonstrations. 22 (225 ILCS 2/50) 23 Sec. 50. Practice prohibited. Unless he or she has been 24 issued, by the Department, a valid, existing license as an 25 acupuncturist under this Act, no person may use the title and 26 designation of "Acupuncturist", "Licensed Acupuncturist", 27 "Certified Acupuncturist", "C.A.", "Act.", "Lic. Act.", or 28 "Lic. Ac." either directly or indirectly, in connection with 29 his or her profession or business. No person licensed under 30 this Act may use the designation "medical", directly or 31 indirectly, in connection with his or her profession or 32 business. Nothing shall prevent a physician from using the 33 designation "Acupuncturist". -3- LRB9204518ACsbam 1 No person may practice, offer to practice, attempt to 2 practice, or hold himself or herself out to practice as a 3 licensed acupuncturist without being licensed under this Act. 4 This Act does not prohibit a person from applying 5 acupuncture techniques as part of his or her educational 6 training when he or she: 7 (1) is engaged in a State-approved course in 8 acupuncture, as provided in this Act; 9 (2) is a graduate of a school of acupuncture and 10 participating in a postgraduate training program; 11 (3) is a graduate of a school of acupuncture and 12 participating in a review course in preparation for 13 taking the National Certification Commission for 14 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine examination; or 15 (4) is participating in a State-approved continuing 16 education course offered through a State-approved 17 provider. 18 Students attending schools of acupuncture, and 19 professional acupuncturists who are not licensed in Illinois, 20 may engage in the application of acupuncture techniques in 21 conjunction with their education as provided in this Act, but 22 may not open an office, appoint a place to meet private 23 patients, consult with private patients, or otherwise engage 24 in the practice of acupuncture beyond what is required in 25 conjunction with their education. 26 (Source: P.A. 89-706, eff. 1-31-97; 90-61, eff. 7-3-97.) 27 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 28 becoming law.".
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