Sec. 20-32. Use of names and titles. Continuing education. Regulations. (a) No
licensee under the provisions of this chapter shall use the title "Doctor" or any abbreviation or synonym thereof unless he or she holds the degree of doctor of chiropractic from
a chartered chiropractic school or college, in which event the title shall be such as will
designate the licensee as a practitioner of chiropractic. Each licensed chiropractor shall
exhibit his or her name at the entrance of his or her place of business or on his or her
office door. The Department of Public Health shall not initiate a disciplinary action
against a licensed chiropractor who, prior to July 1, 2011, is alleged to have been practicing as a chiropractor under any name other than the name of the chiropractor actually
owning the practice or a corporate name containing the name of such chiropractor.
(b) All licensed chiropractors applying for license renewal shall be required to participate in continuing education programs. The Commissioner of Public Health shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to (1) define basic requirements for continuing education programs, (2) delineate qualifying programs, (3) establish a system of control and reporting, and (4) provide for waiver of the continuing education requirement for good cause. For registration periods beginning on and after October 1, 2012, the Commissioner of Public Health, in consultation with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, shall, on or before October 1, 2011, and biennially thereafter, issue a list that includes not more than five mandatory topics for continuing education activities that shall be required for the two subsequent registration periods following the date of issuance of such list.
(1949 Rev., S. 4385; P.A. 95-31; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 11-242, S. 12, 96.)
History: P.A. 95-31 added Subsec. (b) requiring participation in continuing education programs and the adoption of related regulations; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 11-242 amended Subsec. (a) by removing provision that prohibited a person from practicing as a chiropractor under any name other than the name of the chiropractor owning the practice or a corporate name containing the name of such chiropractor, adding provision prohibiting Department of Public Health from initiating disciplinary action against a chiropractor alleged to have been practicing under a name other than the name of the chiropractor owning the practice or a corporate name containing the name of such chiropractor and making technical changes, effective July 1, 2011, and amended Subsec. (b) by requiring commissioner, in consultation with Board of Chiropractic Examiners, to issue a list of not more than 5 mandatory continuing education topics effective for 2 registration periods beginning on and after October 1, 2012, effective October 1, 2011.
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