Injections Update

The training requirements for Arizona have not been written or adopted by the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners; therefore, it is not in our scope yet to prescribe or perform injections.  Rules have not been written as of today and if a course is taken prior to the rules being established there is a possibility you will not qualified for the requirements and may have to take another course to qualify to perform injections.  

Below is the bill and rule-making process for Arizona SB 1080, passed in March 2022.SB 1080 Artwork

Bill Process:

Once a bill passes the legislature and has been signed by the governor, it will go into effect 90 days after the last day of the legislative session unless there is an emergency clause that SB 1080 does not have. The State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners must write the rest of the regulations for that bill to become effective, but they have until or before January 1, 2024. Likely, they will have a resolution before this date so it can take effect sooner for all interested Arizona licensed acupuncturists.

That said, the EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY section is the acupuncture assistant capable of removing needles. SB 1080 reads, “Until the acupuncture board of examiners adopts rules and approves training programs for acupuncture assistants, a licensed acupuncturist may supervise an unlicensed person who has completed a training program for acupuncture assistants that includes removing needles and assisting in basic health care duties in the practice of acupuncture.”

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