Issue Date: March 30, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 7 • Page 364
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 43 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
10.43.07 Chiropractic Assistants
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§3–205 and 3–404, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.43.07 Chiropractic Assistants. This action was considered at a public meeting held on June 8, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/chiropractic/Pages/index.aspx, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to reduce from 40 to 20 the number of observation hours that a chiropractic assistant applicant shall be required to complete.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.05 Chiropractic Applicant or Assistant Qualifications and Training.
A.—D. (text unchanged)
E. Within 1 calendar year of the date of hire, the applicant shall satisfactorily complete:
(1) A minimum of 520 in-service training hours, of which:
(a) The initial  20 hours shall consist of observation procedures as listed in Regulation .09 of this chapter and performed by the supervising chiropractor or registered chiropractic assistant; and
(b) The remaining  500 hours shall consist of direct supervision by a supervising chiropractor in the treatment area; and
(2) (text unchanged)
F.—G. (text unchanged)
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health