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Substitute House Bill No. 6266

Public Act No. 09-21

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-206bb of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (j) as follows (Effective October 1, 2009):

(NEW) (j) No person shall use the title "acupuncturist", or use in connection with his or her name, any letters, words or insignia indicating or implying that such person is a licensed acupuncturist or advertise services as an acupuncturist, unless such person holds a license as an acupuncturist issued pursuant to this section. No person shall represent himself or herself as being certified to practice auricular acupuncture for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, or use in connection with his or her name the term "acupuncture detoxification specialist", or the letters "A. D. S. " or any letters, words or insignia indicating or implying that such person is certified to practice auricular acupuncture for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse unless such person is certified in accordance with subsection (h) of this section. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent a person from providing care, or performing or advertising services within the scope of such person's license or as otherwise authorized in this section.

Approved May 8, 2009