Section 34-24-145

Establishment of preceptorship, etc., authorized; issuance and expiration of limited license; board to establish rules, etc., for implementation of section.

(a) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is hereby authorized to establish a preceptorship and extern program whereby chiropractic students enrolled in their last year at board-approved chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education and recent chiropractic graduates of such schools may be issued a limited license to practice chiropractic under the direct on-premises supervision of a sponsor licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Alabama, and in the case of chiropractic students, also under the supervision of the school. The limited license shall expire immediately upon the board issuing the results of the second licensure examination.

(b) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall prohibit the use of more than one limited license student or graduate to one sponsor licensed to practice chiropractic.

(c) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is empowered to establish rules and regulations for the implementation of this section, including, but not limited to, providing academic, professional, and character requirements for eligible participants, defining the permitted scope of practice of the limited licensee, and requiring fees for participation.

(d) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall implement and perform all powers and duties transferred to it pursuant to Act 81-217, H. 213, 1981 Regular Session (Acts 1981, p. 271).

(Acts 1983, No. 83-586, p. 919, §§1-3; Acts 1989, No. 89-237, p. 321, §2.)