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Chapter 100-8 SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC STUDENTS

Rule 100-8-.01 Scope of Practice of Chiropractic Students

(1) Definitions.
(a) "Chiropractic Preceptor" means any person licensed as a doctor of chiropractic in the State of Georgia who is approved by the Board to supervise chiropractic students in the performance of chiropractic at a location other than the premises of the chiropractic college in which the student is enrolled.
(b) "Supervision and direction" means that a duly authorized instructor or chiropractic preceptor shall be within the immediate patient treatment area, the clinic proper, and available to the students at all times.
(2) Students enrolled at approved chiropractic colleges may perform chiropractic procedures provided such students have successfully completed at least one academic year of schooling and the chiropractic procedures are performed under the supervision and direction of an authorized instructor duly licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Georgia.
(3) Students enrolled at approved chiropractic colleges may perform chiropractic procedures at a location other than the premises of the chiropractic college at which the student is enrolled provided such students have successfully completed a minimum of three academic years of chiropractic college and have met all of the chiropractic college's requirements concerning its student/preceptor program. The chiropractic procedures performed by the student shall be performed under the supervision and direction of a Chiropractic Preceptor.
(4) Students performing chiropractic procedures at a location other than the premises of the chiropractic college at which the student is enrolled and under the supervision and direction of a Chiropractic Preceptor shall be known as "Chiropractic Interns" and shall not represent themselves to the public as licensed Chiropractors or use terms such as "Chiropractor","Doctor of Chiropractic" or "D.C."
(5) The Chiropractic Preceptor must be approved by the Board prior to supervising a chiropractic student. To qualify as a Chiropractic Preceptor, the chiropractor shall:
(a) Be licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Georgia for not less than five years.
(b) Not have had any public or private sanctions against his license to practice chiropractic in Georgia or any other state.
(c) Sign a sworn statement that he or she has not knowingly violated federal rules or regulations including, but not limited to, those pertaining to the repayment of guaranteed federally funded student loans obtained to finance one's chiropractic education.
(d) Have the written approval of the chiropractic student's chiropractic college to serve as an adjunct faculty member for the purpose of a student/preceptor program.
(6) All chiropractic procedures performed by chiropractic students shall be in compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations regarding the practice of chiropractic in the State of Georgia.
(7) The primary responsibility for the programming and treatment of the patient by the chiropractic student rests with the Chiropractic Preceptor or other authorized instructor.
(8) Documentation of all programming and treatment of the patient and all changes to such programming and treatment plans must be reviewed and approved by the authorized instructor or Chiropractic Preceptor.

Rule 100-8-.02 Notification and Re-approval

(1) It is the responsibility of the chiropractic college to notify the Board of the specific dates that a Chiropractic Intern shall be serving as a Chiropractic Intern under the supervision and direction of a Chiropractic Preceptor.
(2) The Board's approval for all chiropractors serving as Chiropractic Preceptors shall expire December 31st of each even-numbered year. It is the responsibility of the chiropractic college to submit to the Board for reapproval the required documentation concerning each Chiropractic Preceptor during the last quarter of the even-numbered year.