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An order of the Chiropractic Examining Board to repeal Chir 9.03 (5), 9.04, and 9.05 (1) (intro.); to renumber and amend Chir 9.03 (1) and (4) and 9.05 (1) (a) to (f); to amend Chir 9.01 (2), 9.02, 9.03 (intro.), (2), (3) (intro.), (a), and (b), (Note), and (6), 9.05 (intro.) and (Note), and 9.06 (2); and to create Chir 9.03 (1) (a) to (c) and (3) (am) and 9.05 (7), relating to chiropractic preceptorship.
Analysis prepared by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Statutes interpreted:
Section 446.02 (9) (a), Stats.
Statutory authority:
Sections 15.08 (5) (b) and 227.11 (2) (a), Stats.
Explanation of agency authority:
Section 15.08 (5) (b), Stats., provides that an examining board, such as the Chiropractic Examining Board, “shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains . . .”
Section 227.11 (2) (a), Stats., sets forth the parameters of an agency’s rule-making authority, stating an agency “may promulgate rules interpreting provisions of any statute enforced or administered by the agency. . .but a rule is not valid if the rule exceeds the bounds of correct interpretation.”
Related statute or rule:
Plain language analysis:
The Board conducted an evaluation and update of ch. Chir 9 to ensure consistency with current professional and academic practices and applicable Wisconsin statutes. As a result, the following updates have been made:
Section Chir 9.03 (1) is revised to include the Councils on Chiropractic Education International as an approved accreditor of chiropractic colleges.
As most of the criteria for approval of chiropractic college preceptorship programs under s. Chir 9.03 and postgraduate preceptorship programs under s. Chir 9.04 are identical, the sections have been consolidated.
Other provisions throughout ch. Chir 9 have been revised to update notes, provide clarity, and conform to current drafting standards.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulation:
Comparison with rules in adjacent states:
Illinois: Rules of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation relating to chiropractic physician preceptorship were repealed effective February 15, 2000. (68 Ill. Adm. Code 1285.105, repealed at 24 Ill. Reg. 3620).
Iowa: Rules of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic administer chiropractic preceptorship programs (645 IAC 42.1 to 42.6). A program is established by a Board-approved chiropractic college and allows a chiropractic intern or resident from the college to practice under the supervision of a chiropractic preceptor (a chiropractic physician licensed and practicing in Iowa). The rules specify the criteria for Board approval of chiropractic colleges, preceptorship programs, and chiropractic preceptors, and the conditions under which a preceptorship program must be terminated.
Michigan: Michigan statutes permit a chiropractic student to apply for a limited license to engage in the practice of chiropractic under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor (MCL 333.16412). The applicant must have successfully completed 2 years of education in a college of arts and sciences and 2 years, 4 semesters, or 6 quarter terms in a chiropractic college approved by the Michigan Board of Chiropractic. The limited license is valid for not more than 6 months and is nonrenewable.
Minnesota: Rules of the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners administer graduate preceptorship programs (Minnesota Rules, parts 2500.2500 to 2500.2530). A program allows an extern (a graduate of an accredited chiropractic college) to work under the supervision of a preceptor (a chiropractic physician licensed and in active private practice in Minnesota) for a period of up to 12 months. The rules specify the role of the preceptor, the eligibility and responsibilities of the preceptor and the extern, the minimum requirements of a preceptorship training program, and the conditions under which a preceptorship program must be terminated.
Summary of factual data and analytical methodologies:
The rules were developed by reviewing the provisions of ch. Chir 9 to ensure the rules are consistent with current practices and applicable Wisconsin statutes. No additional factual data or analytical methodologies were used to develop the proposed rules.
Analysis and supporting documents used to determine effect on small business or in preparation of economic impact analysis:
The proposed rules were posted for a period of 14 days to solicit public comment on economic impact, including how the proposed rules may affect businesses, local government units, and individuals. No comments were received.
Fiscal Estimate and Economic Impact Analysis:
The Fiscal Estimate and Economic Impact Analysis document is attached.
Effect on small business:
These proposed rules do not have an economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats. The Department’s Regulatory Review Coordinator may be contacted by email at, or by calling (608) 267-2435.
Agency contact person:
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