To be issued a
limited acupuncture certification as an ADS in Tennessee a person must comply
with the following sets of procedures and requirements:
(a) Request an application packet from the
truthfully and completely to every question or request for information
contained in the application form and submit it, along with all documentation
and fees required by the form and rules, to the Administrative Office. It is
the intent of this rule that activities necessary to accomplish the filing of
the required documentation be completed prior to filing an application and that
all documentation be filed simultaneously.
(c) Submit a clear, recognizable, recently
taken bust photograph which shows the full head, face forward from at least the
top of the shoulder up.
evidence of good moral character. Such evidence shall be two (2) recent (within
the preceding 12 months) original letters from medical professionals, attesting
to the applicant's personal character and professional ethics on the signator's
(e) Have submitted
directly from the training program to the Administrative Office documentation
of successful completion of a board-approved training program in auricular
detoxification acupuncture. To become board-approved, the training program must
meet or exceeds standards of training set by NADA.
Disclose the circumstances surrounding
any of the following:
1. Conviction of any
criminal law violation of any country, state or municipality, except minor
2. The denial
of professional licensure/certification application by any other state or the
discipline of licensure/certification in any state.
3. Loss or restriction of
civil suit judgment or civil suit settlement in which the applicant was a party
defendant including, without limitation, actions involving malpractice, breach
of contract, antitrust activity or any other civil action remedy recognized
under the country's or state's statutory, common or case law.
5. Failure of any professional licensure or
(g) An applicant shall cause to be submitted
to the Committee's administrative office directly from the vendor identified in
the Committee's certification application materials, the result of a criminal
(h) Cause to be
submitted the equivalent of a Tennessee Certificate of Endorsement
(verification of licensure/certification) from each licensing/certifying board
of each state or country in which the applicant holds or has ever held a
license/certificate to practice any profession that indicates the applicant
holds or held an active license/certificate and whether it is in good standing
presently or was at the time it became inactive. It is the applicant's
responsibility to request this information be sent directly from each such
licensing/certifying board to the Administrative Office.
Application review and limited
certification decisions shall be governed by Rule
Prior to the commencement of practice as
an ADS, an ADS certificate holder must provide the following documentation to
the Committee's Administrative Office:
Satisfactory written acknowledgement that the practice of auricular
detoxification treatment will be in a hospital, clinic, or treatment facility
which provides comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse or chemical dependency
services including counseling, and
(b) Certification from the supervising
licensed acupuncturist or medical director (a physician licensed under Chapter
6 or 9 of Title 63 of the Tennessee Code Annotated) of the institution,
facility, or entity attesting to employment and acceptance of supervisory
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
filed October 18, 2002; effective January 1, 2003. Amendment filed March 17,
2006; effective May 31, 2006. Amendments filed June 7, 2017; effective
Authority: T.C.A. §§
63-6-101, 63-6-214, 63-6-1002,
63-6-1004, 63-6-1005, and 63-6-1007.