Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-5-.02 - Approval of Educational Programs

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) A chiropractor must obtain a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education per annum. Of these twenty (20) hours, fifteen (15) must be in chiropractic clinical science and must be on a topic in compliance with the current scope of practice, four (4) hours must be in ethics or risk management, and one (1) hour must be in Georgia Laws and Rules (NOTE: non-resident chiropractors, licensed but not practicing in Georgia, may take an additional hour of continuing education in the chiropractic clinical sciences or risk management in lieu of the required hour in Georgia Laws and Rules).
(a) Approved areas of study to satisfy the fifteen (15) hours in chiropractic clinical science are:
1. Examination Procedures/Diagnoses
2. Adjustive Technique
3. Radiographic Technique/Safety
4. Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation
5. Nutrition
6. Research Trends
7. Physiological Therapeutics
8. Chiropractic Philosophy; a maximum of 3 hours credit in chiropractic philosophy will be considered by the Board for continuing education approval.
9. Clinical documentation which includes insurance billing/reporting/coding and procedures; a maximum of 4 hours credit in clinical documentation will be considered by the Board for continuing education approval.
(b) Approved areas of study to satisfy the four (4) hours in ethics or risk management are:
1. Risk Management
2. Chiropractic Medical/Legal
3. Public Health Issues
4. Professional Conduct/Boundaries Issues
5. Scope of Practice.
(c) Non-resident chiropractors, licensed but not practicing in Georgia, may take an additional hour of continuing education in the chiropractic clinical sciences or risk management in lieu of the required hour in Georgia Laws and Rules.
(d) Courses specifically excluded from continuing education approval include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Practice Management or Practice Building.
2. Courses which have content beyond the scope of practice as defined by Georgia law.
(e) Current members of the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall receive four (4) hours of continuing education credit in ethics or risk management and one (1) hour of continuing education credit in Georgia laws and rules during each year that they serve on the Board.
(f) Licensees that assist with the administration of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners National Board Examination shall receive fifteen (15) hours of clinical science continuing education credit per each examination administration, four (4) hours of continuing education credit in ethics or risk management and one (1) hour of continuing education credit in Georgia laws and rules.
(g) Up to eight (8) hours of continuing education in clinical sciences may be obtained per year by teaching clinical or chiropractic sciences courses at any CCE-accredited college or school.

These hours shall be awarded in writing by the course director/dean at the college or school.

(2) Courses must be those in which actual attendance by the licensee shall be required. However, distance based learning courses offered via audio/visual electronic media, such as the internet, may be approved by the Board if the course meets the following criteria:
(a) The course must meet all of the requirements as cited in this Rule.
(b) The program must be test and time monitored to insure active participation by the licensee.
(c) No more than twenty (20) hours per biennial renewal period can be taken via audio/visual/electronic media, such as on-line/internet courses.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-5-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-24, 43-1-25, 43-9-4, 43-9-6.1, 43-9-11.
Original Rule entitled "Communications" adopted. F. and eff. June 30, 1965. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Approval of Educational Programs" adopted. F. Apr. 17, 1985; eff. May 7, 1985. Amended: F. June 24, 1988; eff. July 14, 1988. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. May 7, 1996; eff. May 27, 1996. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 22, 1997; eff. August 11, 1997. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Sept. 3, 1999; eff. Sept. 23, 1999. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 19, 2002; eff. Dec. 9, 2002. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 30, 2008; eff. May 20, 2008. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 19, 2008; eff. Sept. 8, 2008. Amended: F. Sept. 30, 2009; eff. Oct. 20, 2009. Amended: F. Dec. 20, 2011; eff. Jan. 9, 2012. Amended: F. Mar. 16, 2012; eff. Apr. 5, 2012. Amended: F. Nov. 5, 2014; eff. Nov. 25, 2014.

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