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2500.1200 CONTINUING EDUCATION.

Subpart 1.

Purpose.

The primary purpose of chiropractic continuing education is to advance the chiropractor's professional skills and knowledge.

Subp. 2.

MR 1997 [Omitted in part, MS s 14.47, subd. 6, paragraph (b)]

Subp. 2.

Annual requirement.

Except as otherwise provided in this part, every person licensed to practice chiropractic in this state shall obtain a minimum of 20 continuing education units during the calendar year preceding the renewal. At least three of the continuing education units must be devoted to radiographic or advanced imaging safety, technique, or interpretation, and at least one unit must be devoted to professional boundaries in the clinical setting. Any person who is also registered to provide acupuncture services according to part 2500.3000 must acquire, as part of the person's annual requirement, two units in acupuncture or acupuncture-related subjects. The continuing education courses must be recognized and approved by the board or a board-approved sponsor.

Subp. 3.

[Repealed, 17 SR 1711]

Subp. 4.

Schedule of required continuing education units.

Chiropractors must obtain 20 continuing education units by December 31 of each calendar year.

A chiropractor is not required to obtain any continuing education units during the calendar year in which the chiropractor is initially licensed, nor any continuing education units that are required for the renewal of a registration during the calendar year in which that registration is issued.

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 25 SR 1916]

Subp. 6.

Full-time faculty.

Full-time faculty of a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education may have up to six units of continuing education credit applied to each annual requirement. Full-time faculty shall be defined as such by the chiropractic college by which they are employed. The faculty must have been employed as full-time faculty by the college for at least eight months during the calendar year for which credit is requested. Licensees applying for this credit shall have the college submit written verification of faculty status before any credit may be applied. This credit may not be applied to the requirements for professional boundaries or radiographic/advanced imaging safety, technique, or interpretation.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.23; 14.47; 148.03; 148.05; 148.07; 148.08; 148.10; 214.06; 214.12

History:

15 SR 2265; 17 SR 1279; 17 SR 1711; 18 SR 1222; 21 SR 196; 25 SR 1916; 26 SR 31; 27 SR 1102; 31 SR 114; 40 SR 1617

Published Electronically:

June 22, 2016