[Rev. 11/21/2013 12:48:06 PM--2013]

CHAPTER 634A - ORIENTAL MEDICINE

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 634A.010        Legislative declaration.

NRS 634A.020        Definitions.

STATE BOARD OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

NRS 634A.030        Creation; number and appointment of members; oaths.

NRS 634A.040        Qualifications of members.

NRS 634A.050        Compensation of members and employees.

NRS 634A.060        Officers.

NRS 634A.070        Powers.

NRS 634A.080        General duties.

NRS 634A.085        Duties of Board concerning written complaints; Attorney General may be retained by Board to conduct investigation of nonfrivolous complaint; prompt determination required by Board; retention of complaints; Attorney General may charge for services.

NRS 634A.090        Approval of schools of Oriental medicine.

LICENSING AND DISCIPLINE

NRS 634A.110        Application; fees.

NRS 634A.115        Payment of child support: Submission of certain information by applicant; grounds for denial of license; duty of Board. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 634A.115        Payment of child support: Submission of certain information by applicant; grounds for denial of license; duty of Board. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings and expires by limitation 2 years after that date.]

NRS 634A.120        Examinations: National examination; practical examination; times; cancelled examinations; reexamination.

NRS 634A.140        Issuance of license to practice as doctor of Oriental medicine.

NRS 634A.144        Board prohibited from issuing or renewing license unless applicant attests to certain information related to safe and appropriate injection practices.

NRS 634A.160        Display of licenses; annual fee for license; suspension and reinstatement of license.

NRS 634A.165        Issuance of temporary certificates for lecturing or educational seminars.

NRS 634A.167        Requirements for renewal; duty of Board to require continuing education for renewal or reinstatement.

NRS 634A.170        Suspension, revocation or refusal of license: Grounds.

NRS 634A.175        Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 634A.180        Commencement of disciplinary proceedings required for certain violations of Industrial Insurance Act.

NRS 634A.185        Confidentiality of certain records of Board; exceptions.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

NRS 634A.190        Licensees not subject to chapter 630 of NRS; reference to licensee as physician of Oriental medicine.

NRS 634A.200        Applicability of chapter.

NRS 634A.210        Reporting vital statistics.

UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES

NRS 634A.225        Seminars not in accordance with Board’s regulations prohibited; penalty.

NRS 634A.226        Inspection of premises by Board.

NRS 634A.228        Practicing or offering to practice without license: Reporting requirements of Board.

NRS 634A.230        Practice without license prohibited; penalties.

NRS 634A.240        Injunctive relief.

NRS 634A.250        Administrative fines.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 634A.010  Legislative declaration.  The practice of Oriental medicine and any branch thereof is hereby declared to be a learned profession, affecting public safety and welfare and charged with the public interest, and therefore subject to protection and regulation by the State.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 635; A 1975, 231; 1991, 1127)

      NRS 634A.020  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Acupuncture” means the insertion of needles into the human body by piercing the skin of the body to control and regulate the flow and balance of energy in the body and to cure, relieve or palliate:

      (a) Any ailment or disease of the mind or body; or

      (b) Any wound, bodily injury or deformity.

      2.  “Board” means the State Board of Oriental Medicine.

      3.  “Doctor of Oriental medicine” means a person who is licensed under the provisions of this chapter to practice as a doctor of Oriental medicine.

      4.  “Herbal medicine” and “practice of herbal medicine” mean suggesting, recommending, prescribing or directing the use of herbs for the cure, relief or palliation of any ailment or disease of the mind or body, or for the cure or relief of any wound, bodily injury or deformity.

      5.  “Herbs” means plants or parts of plants valued for medicinal qualities.

      6.  “Oriental medicine” means that system of the healing art which places the chief emphasis on the flow and balance of energy in the body mechanism as being the most important single factor in maintaining the well-being of the organism in health and disease. The term includes the practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine and other services approved by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 635; A 1975, 231; 1981, 1289; 1991, 1127; 2001, 1104)

STATE BOARD OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

      NRS 634A.030  Creation; number and appointment of members; oaths.

      1.  The State Board of Oriental Medicine, consisting of five members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created.

      2.  Each member of the Board shall, before entering upon the duties of office, take the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution before someone qualified to administer oaths.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636; A 1975, 232; 1981, 70; 1989, 815; 2003, 1639)

      NRS 634A.040  Qualifications of members.

      1.  The Governor shall appoint three members to the Board who:

      (a) Have a license issued pursuant to this chapter;

      (b) Currently engage in the practice of Oriental medicine in this State, and have engaged in the practice of Oriental medicine in this State for at least 3 years preceding appointment to the Board;

      (c) Are citizens of the United States; and

      (d) Are residents of the State of Nevada and have been for at least 1 year preceding appointment to the Board.

      2.  The Governor shall appoint one member to the Board who:

      (a) Is licensed pursuant to chapter 630 of NRS by the Board of Medical Examiners as a physician;

      (b) Does not engage in the administration of a facility for Oriental medicine or a school for Oriental medicine;

      (c) Does not have a pecuniary interest in any matter pertaining to Oriental medicine, except as a patient or potential patient;

      (d) Is a citizen of the United States; and

      (e) Is a resident of the State of Nevada and has been for at least 1 year preceding appointment to the Board.

      3.  The Governor shall appoint one member to the Board who:

      (a) Does not engage in the administration of a facility for Oriental medicine or a school for Oriental medicine;

      (b) Does not have a pecuniary interest in any matter pertaining to Oriental medicine, except as a patient or potential patient;

      (c) Is a citizen of the United States; and

      (d) Is a resident of the State of Nevada and has been for at least 1 year preceding appointment to the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636; A 2003, 1639)

      NRS 634A.050  Compensation of members and employees.

      1.  Each member of the Board is entitled to receive:

      (a) A salary of not more than $150 per day, as fixed by the Board, while engaged in the business of the Board; and

      (b) A per diem allowance and travel expenses at a rate fixed by the Board, while engaged in the business of the Board. The rate must not exceed the rate provided for state officers and employees generally.

      2.  While engaged in the business of the Board, each employee of the Board is entitled to receive a per diem allowance and travel expenses at a rate fixed by the Board. The rate must not exceed the rate provided for state officers and employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636; A 1975, 304; 1981, 1993; 1989, 1698; 2007, 2949)

      NRS 634A.060  Officers.  The Board shall annually elect from its members a President, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, and may fix and pay a salary to the Secretary-Treasurer.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636)

      NRS 634A.070  Powers.  The Board may:

      1.  Employ attorneys, investigators and other professional consultants and clerical personnel necessary to discharge its duties. To conduct its examinations, the Board may call to its aid persons of established reputation and known ability in Oriental medicine.

      2.  Maintain offices in as many localities in the State as it finds necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

      3.  Adopt regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter. The regulations may include a code of ethics regulating the professional conduct of licensees.

      4.  Compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence by subpoena.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636; A 1975, 232; 1981, 100; 1991, 1127)

      NRS 634A.080  General duties.  The Board shall:

      1.  Hold meetings at least once a year and at any other time at the request of the President or the majority of the members;

      2.  Have and use a common seal;

      3.  Deposit in interest-bearing accounts in the State of Nevada all money received under the provisions of this chapter, which must be used to defray the expenses of the Board;

      4.  Establish and maintain a list of accredited schools and colleges of Oriental medicine that are approved by the Board;

      5.  Operate on the basis of the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30; and

      6.  Keep a record of its proceedings which must be open to the public at all times and which must contain the name and business address of every registered licensee in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 636; A 2001, 1104)

      NRS 634A.085  Duties of Board concerning written complaints; Attorney General may be retained by Board to conduct investigation of nonfrivolous complaint; prompt determination required by Board; retention of complaints; Attorney General may charge for services.

      1.  If a written complaint regarding a person who practices Oriental medicine is filed with the Board, the Board shall review the complaint. A complaint may be filed anonymously. If a complaint is filed anonymously, the Board may accept the complaint but may refuse to consider the complaint if anonymity of the complainant makes processing the complaint impossible or unfair to the person who is the subject of the complaint. If, from the complaint or from other records, it appears that the complaint is not frivolous, the Board may:

      (a) Retain the Attorney General to investigate the complaint; and

      (b) If the Board retains the Attorney General, transmit the original complaint and any facts or information obtained from the review to the Attorney General.

      2.  If the Board retains the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall conduct an investigation of the complaint transmitted to the Attorney General to determine whether it warrants proceedings for the modification, suspension or revocation of the license. If the Attorney General determines that further proceedings are warranted, the Attorney General shall report the results of the investigation and any recommendation to the Board.

      3.  The Board shall promptly make a determination with respect to each complaint reported to it by the Attorney General. The Board shall:

      (a) Dismiss the complaint; or

      (b) Proceed with appropriate disciplinary action.

      4.  The Board shall retain all complaints received by the Board pursuant to this section for at least 10 years, including, without limitation, any complaints not acted upon.

      5.  If the Board retains the Attorney General, the Attorney General may, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 228.113, charge the Board for all services relating to the investigation of a complaint pursuant to subsection 2.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1103; A 2009, 887; 2011, 369; 2013, 2228)

      NRS 634A.090  Approval of schools of Oriental medicine.

      1.  A school or college of Oriental medicine may be established and maintained in this State only if:

      (a) Its establishment is approved by the Board; and

      (b) Its curriculum is approved annually by the Board for content and quality of instruction in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.

      2.  The Board may prescribe the course of study required for the degree of doctor of Oriental medicine.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 635; A 1975, 233; 1991, 1128; 2001, 1104)

LICENSING AND DISCIPLINE

      NRS 634A.110  Application; fees.

      1.  An applicant for examination for a license to practice Oriental medicine, or any branch thereof, shall:

      (a) Submit an application to the Board on forms provided by the Board;

      (b) Submit satisfactory evidence that he or she is 21 years or older and meets the appropriate educational requirements;

      (c) Submit with the application a complete set of fingerprints which the Board may forward to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report;

      (d) Pay a fee established by the Board of not more than $1,000; and

      (e) Pay any fees required by the Board for an investigation of the applicant or for the services of a translator, if the translator is required to enable the applicant to take the examination.

      2.  An application submitted to the Board pursuant to subsection 1 must include all information required to complete the application.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 637; A 1975, 233; 1991, 1128; 1997, 2133; 2003, 2861; 2005, 2731, 2807)

      NRS 634A.115  Payment of child support: Submission of certain information by applicant; grounds for denial of license; duty of Board. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter:

      (a) An applicant for the issuance of a license issued pursuant to this chapter shall include the social security number of the applicant in the application submitted to the Board.

      (b) An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a license issued pursuant to this chapter shall submit to the Board the statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 425.520. The statement must be completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Board shall include the statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Board.

      3.  A license may not be issued or renewed by the Board pursuant to this chapter if the applicant:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the Board shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2132; A 2005, 2731, 2807)

      NRS 634A.115  Payment of child support: Submission of certain information by applicant; grounds for denial of license; duty of Board. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings and expires by limitation 2 years after that date.]

      1.  In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, an applicant for the issuance or renewal of a license issued pursuant to this chapter shall submit to the Board the statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 425.520. The statement must be completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Board shall include the statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Board.

      3.  A license may not be issued or renewed by the Board pursuant to this chapter if the applicant:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the Board shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2132; A 2005, 2731, 2732, 2807, effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings)

                NRS 634A.120  Examinations: National examination; practical examination; times; cancelled examinations; reexamination.

      1.  Each applicant for a license to practice as a doctor of Oriental medicine must pass:

      (a) An examination in Oriental medicine that is administered by a national organization approved by the Board; and

      (b) A practical examination approved by the Board that tests the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of:

             (1) Basic medical science;

             (2) Acupuncture;

             (3) Herbal medicine;

             (4) Oriental medicine;

             (5) English proficiency; and

             (6) The laws and regulations of this State relating to health and safety in the practice of Oriental medicine.

      2.  The Board may establish by regulation:

      (a) Additional subject areas to be included in the practical examination; and

      (b) Specific methods for the administration of the practical examination, including, but not limited to, written, oral, demonstrative, practical or any combination thereof.

      3.  The Board shall contract for the preparation, administration and grading of the practical examination.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the Board shall offer the practical examination at least two times each year at a time and place established by the Board.

      5.  The Board may cancel a scheduled practical examination if, within 60 days before the examination, the Board has not received a request to take the examination.

      6.  A person who fails the practical examination may retake the examination.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 637; A 1975, 233; 1981, 1290; 1991, 1128; 2001, 1105; 2003, 1640)

      NRS 634A.140  Issuance of license to practice as doctor of Oriental medicine.  The Board shall issue a license to practice as a doctor of Oriental medicine to an applicant who:

      1.  Has:

      (a) Successfully completed an accredited 4-year program of study, or its equivalent, in Oriental medicine at a school or college of Oriental medicine that is approved by the Board;

      (b) Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States;

      (c) Passed an investigation of his or her background and personal history conducted by the Board; and

      (d) Passed the examinations required by NRS 634A.120; or

      2.  Has:

      (a) Successfully completed a 4-year program of study, or its equivalent, in Oriental medicine at a school or college of Oriental medicine that is approved by the Board;

      (b) Lawfully practiced Oriental medicine in another state or foreign country for at least 4 years;

      (c) Passed an investigation of his or her background and personal history conducted by the Board; and

      (d) Passed the examinations required by NRS 634A.120.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 637; A 1975, 234, 1814; 1981, 1290; 1991, 1128; 2001, 1105, 2416)

      NRS 634A.144  Board prohibited from issuing or renewing license unless applicant attests to certain information related to safe and appropriate injection practices.  The Board shall not issue or renew a license to practice Oriental medicine unless the applicant for issuance or renewal of the license attests to knowledge of and compliance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the prevention of transmission of infectious agents through safe and appropriate injection practices.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2055)

      NRS 634A.160  Display of licenses; annual fee for license; suspension and reinstatement of license.

      1.  Every license must be displayed in the office, place of business or place of employment of the holder thereof.

      2.  Every person holding a license shall pay to the Board on or before February 1 of each year, the annual fee for a license required pursuant to subsection 4. The holder of a license shall submit with the fee all information required to complete the renewal of the license. If the holder of a license fails to pay the fee or submit all required information, the license must be suspended. The license may be reinstated by payment of the required fee and submission of all required information within 90 days after February 1.

      3.  A license which is suspended for more than 3 months under the provisions of subsection 2 may be cancelled by the Board after 30 days’ notice to the holder of the license.

      4.  The annual fee for a license must be prescribed annually by the Board and must not exceed $1,000.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 638; A 1975, 234; 1979, 959; 1981, 1291; 1991, 1129; 1997, 2133; 2001, 1105; 2005, 2732, 2807)

      NRS 634A.165  Issuance of temporary certificates for lecturing or educational seminars.

      1.  The Board may adopt regulations for the issuance of temporary certificates to persons not licensed pursuant to this chapter. A temporary certificate may be issued:

      (a) In connection with a bona fide educational seminar concerning Oriental medicine or acupuncture; or

      (b) For the purpose of authorizing a person to engage in lecturing on or teaching Oriental medicine or acupuncture in this State on a short-term basis.

      2.  The Board may charge a fee for the issuance of a temporary certificate. The fee must not exceed an amount which adequately reimburses the Board for costs incurred in:

      (a) Investigating an applicant under this section; and

      (b) Monitoring a seminar, if the Board deems that action necessary.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 214; A 1981, 1291; 1991, 1129)

      NRS 634A.167  Requirements for renewal; duty of Board to require continuing education for renewal or reinstatement.

      1.  To renew a license issued pursuant to this chapter, each person must, on or before February 1 of each year:

      (a) Apply to the Board for renewal;

      (b) Pay the annual fee for a license prescribed by the Board;

      (c) Submit evidence to the Board of completion of the requirements for continuing education; and

      (d) Submit all information required to complete the renewal.

      2.  The Board shall, as a prerequisite for the renewal or reinstatement of a license, require each holder of a license to comply with the requirements for continuing education adopted by the Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 548; A 1997, 2134; 2001, 1106; 2005, 2733, 2807)

      NRS 634A.170  Suspension, revocation or refusal of license: Grounds.  The Board may refuse to issue or may suspend or revoke any license for any one or any combination of the following causes:

      1.  Conviction of:

      (a) A felony relating to the practice of Oriental medicine;

      (b) Any offense involving moral turpitude;

      (c) A violation of any state or federal law regulating the possession, distribution or use of any controlled substance, as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court; or

      (d) A violation of any of the provisions of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240 or 616D.300 to 616D.440, inclusive;

      2.  The obtaining of or any attempt to obtain a license or practice in the profession for money or any other thing of value, by fraudulent misrepresentations;

      3.  Gross or repeated malpractice, which may be evidenced by claims of malpractice settled against a practitioner;

      4.  Advertising by means of a knowingly false or deceptive statement;

      5.  Advertising, practicing or attempting to practice under a name other than one’s own;

      6.  Habitual drunkenness or habitual addiction to the use of a controlled substance;

      7.  Using any false, fraudulent or forged statement or document, or engaging in any fraudulent, deceitful, dishonest or immoral practice in connection with the licensing requirements of this chapter;

      8.  Sustaining a physical or mental disability which renders further practice dangerous;

      9.  Engaging in any dishonorable, unethical or unprofessional conduct which may deceive, defraud or harm the public, or which is unbecoming a person licensed to practice under this chapter;

      10.  Using any false or fraudulent statement in connection with the practice of Oriental medicine or any branch thereof;

      11.  Violating or attempting to violate, or assisting or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate any provision of this chapter;

      12.  Being adjudicated incompetent or insane;

      13.  Advertising in an unethical or unprofessional manner;

      14.  Obtaining a fee or financial benefit for any person by the use of fraudulent diagnosis, therapy or treatment;

      15.  Willful disclosure of a privileged communication;

      16.  Failure of a licensee to designate the nature of his or her practice in the professional use of his or her name by the term doctor of Oriental medicine;

      17.  Willful violation of the law relating to the health, safety or welfare of the public or of the regulations adopted by the State Board of Health;

      18.  Administering, dispensing or prescribing any controlled substance, except for the prevention, alleviation or cure of disease or for relief from suffering;

      19.  Performing, assisting or advising in the injection of any liquid silicone substance into the human body; and

      20.  Operation of a medical facility, as defined in NRS 449.0151, at any time during which:

      (a) The license of the facility is suspended or revoked; or

      (b) An act or omission occurs which results in the suspension or revocation of the license pursuant to NRS 449.160.

Ę This subsection applies to an owner or other principal responsible for the operation of the facility.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 638; A 1975, 122, 235; 1981, 594; 1987, 1562; 1991, 1129; 1993, 788; 2001, 1106; 2003, 2710; 2009, 887; 2011, 852)

      NRS 634A.175  Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until 2 years after the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the Board receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses, certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license issued pursuant to this chapter, the Board shall deem the license issued to that person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day after the date on which the court order was issued unless the Board receives a letter issued to the holder of the license by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 stating that the holder of the license has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Board shall reinstate a license issued pursuant to this chapter that has been suspended by a district court pursuant to NRS 425.540 if the Board receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 to the person whose license was suspended stating that the person whose license was suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2133; A 2005, 2807)

      NRS 634A.180  Commencement of disciplinary proceedings required for certain violations of Industrial Insurance Act.  Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 622A of NRS, if the Board receives a report pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 228.420, a disciplinary proceeding regarding the report must be commenced within 30 days after the Board receives the report.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 639; A 1993, 789; 2005, 769)

      NRS 634A.185  Confidentiality of certain records of Board; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 239.0115, a complaint filed with the Board, all documents and other information filed with the complaint and all documents and other information compiled as a result of an investigation conducted to determine whether to initiate disciplinary action against a person are confidential, unless the person submits a written statement to the Board requesting that such documents and information be made public records.

      2.  The charging documents filed with the Board to initiate disciplinary action pursuant to chapter 622A of NRS and all documents and information considered by the Board when determining whether to impose discipline are public records.

      3.  An order that imposes discipline and the findings of fact and conclusions of law supporting that order are public records.

      4.  The Board shall, to the extent feasible, communicate or cooperate with or provide any documents or other information to any other licensing board or any other agency that is investigating a person, including, without limitation, a law enforcement agency.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3448; A 2005, 769; 2007, 2138; 2013, 2228)

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      NRS 634A.190  Licensees not subject to chapter 630 of NRS; reference to licensee as physician of Oriental medicine.

      1.  Persons licensed pursuant to this chapter are not subject to the provisions of chapter 630 of NRS.

      2.  A person who is licensed pursuant to this chapter to practice as a doctor of Oriental medicine may refer to himself or herself as a physician of Oriental medicine.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 637; A 1975, 119; 1989, 815; 1991, 1130; 2001, 1107)

      NRS 634A.200  Applicability of chapter.

      1.  This chapter does not apply to Oriental physicians who are called into this State for consultation.

      2.  This chapter does not prohibit:

      (a) Gratuitous services of druggists or other persons in cases of emergency.

      (b) The domestic administration of family remedies.

      (c) Any person from assisting any person in the practice of the healing arts licensed under this chapter, except that such person may not insert needles into the skin or prescribe herbal medicine.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 639; A 1975, 235)

      NRS 634A.210  Reporting vital statistics.  Doctors of Oriental medicine shall observe and are subject to all state and municipal regulations relative to reporting all births and deaths in all matters pertaining to the public health.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 639; A 1975, 236; 1991, 1130; 2001, 1107)

UNLAWFUL ACTS; PENALTIES

      NRS 634A.225  Seminars not in accordance with Board’s regulations prohibited; penalty.

      1.  No seminar concerning Oriental medicine or acupuncture may be conducted in this State except in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Board for bona fide educational seminars.

      2.  Any person who violates subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 214; A 1991, 1130)

      NRS 634A.226  Inspection of premises by Board.  Any member or agent of the Board may enter any premises in this State where a person who holds a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter practices Oriental medicine and inspect it to determine whether a violation of any provision of this chapter has occurred, including, without limitation, an inspection to determine whether any person at the premises is practicing Oriental medicine without a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2228)

      NRS 634A.228  Practicing or offering to practice without license: Reporting requirements of Board.  Unless the Board determines that extenuating circumstances exist, the Board shall forward to the appropriate law enforcement agency any substantiated information submitted to the Board concerning a person who practices or offers to practice Oriental medicine without a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2228)

      NRS 634A.230  Practice without license prohibited; penalties.

      1.  Any person who represents himself or herself as a practitioner of Oriental medicine, or any branch thereof, or who engages in the practice of Oriental medicine, or any branch thereof, in this State without holding a valid license issued by the Board is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, unless a greater penalty is provided pursuant to NRS 200.830 or 200.840.

      2.  In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, if the Board determines that a person has committed any act described in subsection 1, the Board may:

      (a) Issue and serve on the person an order to cease and desist until the person obtains from the Board the proper license or otherwise demonstrates that he or she is no longer in violation of subsection 1. An order to cease and desist must include a telephone number with which the person may contact the Board.

      (b) Issue a citation to the person. A citation issued pursuant to this paragraph must be in writing, describe with particularity the nature of the violation and inform the person of the provisions of this paragraph. Each activity in which the person is engaged constitutes a separate offense for which a separate citation may be issued. To appeal a citation, the person must submit a written request for a hearing to the Board not later than 30 days after the date of issuance of the citation.

      (c) Assess against the person an administrative fine as provided in NRS 634A.250.

      (d) Impose any combination of the penalties set forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 640; A 1975, 236; 1981, 1291; 1991, 1130; 2013, 999, 2229)

      NRS 634A.240  Injunctive relief.

      1.  The Board may maintain in any court of competent jurisdiction a suit for an injunction against any person who violates any provision of this chapter.

      2.  Such an injunction:

      (a) May be issued without proof of actual damage sustained by any person, this provision being understood to be a preventive as well as a punitive measure.

      (b) Shall not relieve such person from any criminal prosecution for the violation.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 640; A 1975, 236; 1977, 306)

      NRS 634A.250  Administrative fines.  In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, the Board may, after notice and a hearing, as required by law, impose upon any person who violates any provision of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto an administrative fine of not more than $2,500.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 887; A 2003, 3448; 2005, 769)