§ 54.1-2956.11

Advisory Board on Acupuncture; composition; appointment

The Advisory Board on Acupuncture, hereinafter referred to as the “Advisory Board,” shall assist the Board of Medicine in carrying out the provisions of this chapter regarding the qualifications, examination, licensure, and regulation of acupuncturists. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize the Advisory Board to advise the Board of Medicine in matters pertaining to the regulations of doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry who are qualified by such regulations to practice acupuncture.The Advisory Board shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: three members shall be licensed acupuncturists who have been practicing in Virginia for not less than three years; one member shall be a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic or podiatry who is qualified to practice acupuncture in Virginia; and one member shall be a citizen member appointed from the Commonwealth at large. Beginning July 1, 2011, the Governor’s appointments shall be staggered as follows: two members for a term of one year, two members for a term of two years, and one member for a term of three years. Thereafter, appointments shall be for four-year terms. Any vacancy occurring during a member’s term shall be filled for the unexpired balance of that term. No person shall be eligible to serve on the Advisory Board for more than two successive terms.


1991, c. 643; 1993, c. 753; 2000, c. 814; 2002, c. 698; 2003, c. 512; 2011, cc. 691, 714.


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