1. In order to obtain a license to practice acupuncture, an applicant shall present evidence to the board of all of the following:

 a. Current active status as a diplomate in acupuncture of the national commission for the certification of acupuncturists.
 b. Successful completion of a three-year postsecondary training program or acupuncture college program which is accredited by, in candidacy for accreditation by, or which meets the standards of the accreditation commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine.
 c. Successful completion of a course in clean needle technique approved by the national certification commission for acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 148E.2

  • Board: means the board of hearing aid specialists. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • License: means a license issued by the state under 154A chapter to a hearing aid specialist. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • State: means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Iowa Code 152E.3
 2. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a license to practice acupuncture shall be granted by the board to a resident of this state who has successfully completed an acupuncture degree program approved by the board, or an apprenticeship or tutorial program approved by the board, on or before July 1, 2001.
 3. A license granted pursuant to this section shall be renewed every two years. Renewal shall require evidence of current active membership in the national commission for the certification of acupuncturists.