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    State Board of Acupuncture



    NEW: 3/9/21 - Extended Licensure Expiration Dates End on June 30, 2021

    License Renewal Deadline

    As per Governor Hogan’s March 9, 2021 Executive Order, any licensee with a 2020 or 2021 expiration date who has not already renewed must currently do so by June 30, 2021.

    After this date, the renewal portal will be closed and your license will EXPIRE. Reinstatement for outstanding renewals will begin on July 01, 2021.

    REMINDER: Renewal portal password: last 4 digits of your social security number

    PLEASE NOTE: Information contained in the Governor’s Executive Order is subject to change. The Board will notify all licensees with any updates.


    NEW: 3/8/21 - BHA Clinical Letter Helping the Helpers

    Directive and Order Regarding Various Vaccination Matters- effective December 8, 2020

    8/6/20 COVID-19 Update
    Amended Directive and Order - COVID-19 Testing & Reporting

    7/1/20 COVID -19 Update - MDH Order - Amended Various Healthcare Matters - COVID Testing on Demand

    Secretary of the MDH Order- May 19, 2020


    COVID-19 Update - Resumption of Elective and Non-Urgent Medical Procedures - Conditions: Effective May 7, 2020

    Secretary Neall has issued an amended Directive and Order that 'all licensed healthcare facilities and healthcare providers may resume elective and non-urgent medical procedures and appointments at 7:00 A.M., May 7, 2020, provided certain measures are in place.'


    Telehealth: Effective April 1, 2020


    Interpretive Guidance on Essential Businesses: March 23, 2020


    Secretary Neall's Directive: Effective March 23, 2020
    Elective and Non-urgent Medical Procedures - All Health Care Practitioners


    Executive Order on Health care Matters: Effective March 16, 2020


    State of Emergency: Effective March 5, 2020


      Notice of Open Meeting

      Subject: Public Open Meeting
      Date: March 9, 2021
      Time: 1 pm
      Join by Google Meet: meet.google.com/skc-knme-zxp
      Call-in number: +1 650-817-8447
      Access code: ‪ 658 262 004‬#

      ---Open Session Agenda---

      Board Meetings Dates

      Regular Session Meetings begin at 1:00pm 
      January 12, 2021
      March 9, 2021
      May 11, 2021
      July 13, 2021
      September 14, 2021
      November 9, 2021

      Board News

        The renewal for Maryland acupuncture licenses that expire on May 31, 2021, will begin on April 1. The Board encourages you to renew on time, and online. Please refrain from submitting in a paper application, as staff time remains limited in the office.

        The Board will continue to accept and process renewal applications for all licensees affected by the Emergency Order and encourages those who are able to renew on time, to do so.

        Please feel free to reach out to staff via email if you have further questions. Phone messages may be delayed.



      • Due to the pandemic COVID-19 Virus Policy for State government operations, Board staff may have to fulfill their work duties at home. For the interim duration, the best method to reach Board staff will be through email.

        For all licensing, verification and renewal questions:

        For disciplinary matters, scope of practice questions and legal matters:


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      Board of Acupuncture
      4201 Patterson Avenue,
      Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
      Toll Free: 1-800-530-2481
      Phone: 410-764-4766
      Fax: 410-358-7258