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      RS 37:1356     



§1356. Definitions

            As used in this Part the following definitions apply:

            (1) "Acupuncture" means treatment by means of mechanical, thermal or electrical stimulation effected by the insertion of needles at a point or combination of points on the surface of the body predetermined on the basis of the theory of the physiological interrelationship of body organs with an associated point or combination of points, or the application of heat or electrical stimulation to such point or points, for the purpose of inducing anesthesia, relieving pain, or healing diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the body, or achieving a therapeutic or prophylactic effect with respect thereto.

            (2) "Acupuncture detoxification", also known as acu detox, means the treatment by means of the insertion of acupuncture needles in a combination of points on the ear.

            (3) "Acupuncture detoxification specialist", known as an A.D.S., means an individual certified to practice acupuncture detoxification.

            (4) "Board" means the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

            (5) "Licensed acupuncturist" means an individual other than a physician who is certified by the board to practice acupuncture pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 37:1358.

            (6) "NADA" means the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

            (7) "Physician" means an individual licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana.

            (8) "Physician acupuncturist" means a physician certified by the board to practice acupuncture pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 37:1357.

            (9) Repealed by Acts 2016, No. 550, §2.

            Added by Acts 1975, No. 665, §1; Acts 2007, No. 452, §1; Acts 2016, No. 550, §§1, 2.

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