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2344Ratification Number: 271Act Number: 177Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Chiropractors and chiropractic and related matters
(A177, R271, H2344)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 40-9-20 AND 40-9-40, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CHIROPRACTORS AND CHIROPRACTIC AND RELATED MATTERS, SO AS TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, INCLUDE THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF THE STRAIGHT CHIROPRACTIC ACADEMIC STANDARDS ASSOCIATION AMONG THE ENTITIES WHICH GRANT ACCREDITATION OR RECOGNIZED CANDIDATE STATUS TO CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGES, AND DELETE CERTAIN PROVISIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 40-9-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 307 of 1980, is further amended to read:
"Section 40-9-20. No person may practice chiropractic in this State without a license issued by the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners as provided in this chapter, except that senior students of any chiropractic college chartered by the State may perform without a license chiropractic procedures under the supervision of a chiropractor licensed in South Carolina on the college staff. These procedures and this supervision must be practiced within the confines of the appropriate chiropractic college. However, no charges for professional service may be made to any patient or to his insurance company for any work performed on the patient by the senior students or by the licensed chiropractor on the college staff while supervising the senior students. The chiropractic college may charge the patient for the actual costs and expenses it incurs for the use of its clinical property or facilities by the patient. However, this section does not apply to any chiropractic college which has failed to attain accredited status from the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successors or from the Commission on Accreditation of the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association."
Qualification of applicants for license
SECTION 2. Section 40-9-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 307 of 1980, is further amended to read:
"Section 40-9-40. No person may be granted a license to engage in the practice of chiropractic unless he presents proof that he has at least two years of pre-professional college credits from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or an accrediting agency of equal status and recognition and that he is a graduate of a chiropractic college which is accredited by or has recognized candidate status with the Council on Chiropractic Education or with the Commission on Accreditation of the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association or meets equivalent standards."
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.