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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

Brief Description:  The Board of Chiropractic Examiners proposes to update various regulations relating to clinical assistants, examinations, nutritional substances, and definitions.

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 16, of the Alaska Administrative Code including the following:

  1. 12 AAC 16.052. Chiropractic clinical assistant scope of practice, is proposed to be changed to amend the completion date of the experience requirements.

  2. 12 AAC 16.130. State chiropractic examination, is proposed to be amended to update a regulation citation.

  3. 12 AAC 16.910. Administering nutritional substances, is a proposed new section regarding administration of nutritional substances.

  4. 12 AAC 16.990. Definitions, is proposed to add a definition for “nutrition or nutritional substance”, and repeal and readopt the definitions of “prescription drug” and “surgery”.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Sher Zinn, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806. Additionally, the Board will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/198056, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Comments received after this deadline will not be considered by the Board.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Sher Zinn, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806 or by e-mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.govThe questions must be received at
least 10 days before the end of the public comment period.
The Board will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board’s website at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofChiropracticExaminers.aspx. The Board may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date
and before the end of the comment period.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Sher Zinn at (907) 465-1049 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov 
not later than June 2, 2020, to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and
by contacting Sher Zinn at (907) 465-1049 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov, or go to https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/5/pub/CHI-0420.pdf.

After the public comment period ends, the Board will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments
and questions received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory Authority:  AS 08.20.055; AS 08.20.100; AS 08.20.120; AS 08.20.130; AS 08.20.168; AS 08.20.170; AS 08.20.195; AS 08.20.900

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.20.055; AS 08.20.100; AS 08.20.120; AS 08.20.130; AS 08.20.168; AS 08.20.170; AS 08.20.195; AS 08.20.900

Fiscal Information:  The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATE: 5/4/2020
          /s/ Sher Zinn, Regulations Specialist
          Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation.  The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code.  If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested.

ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
(AS 44.62.190(d))

1. Adopting agency:
Board of Chiropractic Examiners – Department of Commerce, Community, and 
    Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

2. General subject of regulation: Clinical assistants, examinations, nutritional substance, and 
    definitions.

3. Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 16.052 through 12 AAC 16.990.

4. Department of Law file number: 2020200030

5. Reason for the proposed action: Update and clarification of current regulations; compliance with
    current state statutes.

6. Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - #2360.

7. Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
    A private person:
None known.
    Another state agency:
None known.
    A municipality:
None known.

8. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
   
No costs are expected in FY 2020 or in subsequent years.

9. The name of the contact person for the regulation:
   
Thomas Bay, Licensing Examiner
    Board of Chiropractic Examiners
    Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
    Telephone:
(907) 465-2588
    E-mail:
thomas.bay@alaska.gov

10. The origin of the proposed action: Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

11. Date: 5/4/2020
      Prepared by:
Sher Zinn, Regulations Specialist
     
(907) 465-1049

 

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Created 4/30/2020 1:36:08 PM by skzinn
Modified 5/1/2020 9:53:21 AM by skzinn
Modified 5/5/2020 1:04:39 PM by skzinn

Details

Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2020200030
 
Publish Date: 5/4/2020
Archive Date: 6/10/2020
 
Events/Deadlines:
  • Public comment deadline
    6/9/2020 4:30pm