Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–743.02. Advisory Committee on Acupuncture.

(a) There is established an Advisory Committee on Acupuncture to consist of 5 members as follows:

(1) The Director of the Department of Health, or his or her designee;

(2) Three non-physician acupuncturists licensed in the District;

(3) A consumer member.

(b) Of the appointees to the Advisory Committee on Acupuncture other than the Director, 2 shall serve an initial term of 2 years and 2 shall serve an initial term of 3 years. Subsequent appointments shall be for terms of 3 years.

(c)(1) The Advisory Committee on Acupuncture shall develop and submit to the Board of Medicine guidelines for licensing acupuncturists and regulating the practice of acupuncture in the District.

(2)(A) Guidelines approved by the Board of Medicine under § 3-1202.03 shall remain in effect until revised guidelines are submitted to and approved by the Board of Medicine.

(B) The Advisory Committee on Acupuncture shall submit revised guidelines to the Board of Medicine by June 22, 2015.

(3) The Advisory Committee on Acupuncture shall meet at least annually to review guidelines and make necessary revisions for submission to the Board of Medicine.


(Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 4942; as added May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-271, § 202(b), 62 DCR 1884.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 202(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-481, Nov. 18, 2014, 61 DCR 12133, 20 STAT 4405).

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 202(b) of the New Columbia Statehood Initiative, Omnibus Boards and Commissions, and Election Transition Reform Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-7, Feb. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 2646, 21 STAT 807).