Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P. O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-526-1555
Fax: (573)-751-0735

Email: acupuncture@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/acupuncturist.asp

Director: Loree Kessler, MPA

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 324.478

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee is responsible for protecting the public from unlicensed, negligent, and incompetent treatment by an acupuncturist. The Advisory Committee, in coordination with the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, enforces licensure standards through the implementation of legislation and administrative regulation.

Function: Applications are reviewed by the advisory committee to insure an individual is quailfied, through education and examination or certification, to provide acupuncture Missouri consumers. Complaints and corresponding investigations are reviewed by the advisory committee to determine if there is a violation of the law or regulations and make recommendations to the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners regarding complaints that warrant further action.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 1 face to face meeting; conference call every other month

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 1/2 day; 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings:

Total time commitment: 10 hours; 4hours

Details on Members

Total members: 5

Appointed members: 5

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Advisory Committee members are eligible for reimbursement of expenses related to advisory committee business.

Member Requirements: Three committee members shall be acupuncturists. Such members shall at all times be holders of licenses for the practice of acupuncture in this state; except for the members of the first committee who shall meet the requirements for licensure pursuant to sections 324.475 to 324.499. One member shall be a current board member of the Missouri State Board for Chiropractic Examiners. The remaining member shall be a public member.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: Missouri residents

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Vacant Slot
Acupuncturist 1

Ms. Kathleen Coleton
Acupuncturist 2
Lees Summit
Term begins: Apr 28, 2008
Term expires: Dec 10, 2010

Mr. Jason Hackler
Acupuncturist 3
St. Louis
Term begins: Jan 23, 2006
Term expires: Dec 10, 2008

Vacant Slot
Chiropractor 1

Ms. Jane VanSant
Public Member 1
Leeton
Term begins: Mar 18, 2004
Term expires: Dec 10, 2007