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§30-16-5. Powers and duties of the board.

(a) The board shall:

(1) Administer, coordinate and enforce the provisions of this article, evaluate the qualifications of applicants, supervise the examination of applicants, issue or deny original or endorsement licenses;

(2) Investigate allegations of violations of this article and impose penalties if violations of this article have occurred;

(3) Propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, which shall after adoption govern and control the professional conduct of every person who holds a license to practice chiropractic in this state, and which shall include, but not be limited to, rules that:

(A) Delineate qualifications for licensure, including qualifications for practice in specialties;

(B) Specify requirements for the renewal of licensure;

(C) Set forth procedures for licensure of chiropractors;

(D) Establish a fee schedule for the amount and payment of all fees and charges;

(E) Establish standards of professional conduct;

(F) Establish procedures for disciplinary actions and complaint resolutions; and

(G) Provide for duties of board members;

(4) Evaluate the professional education and training of applicants for licensure and licensure renewal;

(5) Evaluate the previous professional performance of applicants for licensure and licensure renewal;

(6) Accept or deny applications for license renewal;

(7) Establish appropriate fees and charges to support the active and effective pursuit of its legal responsibilities;

(8) Employ personnel as determined by its needs and budget;

(9) Request legal advice and assistance, as needed, from the Attorney General;

(10) Enter into contracts necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this article, including contracts for professional services that may include investigation, financing or legal services;

(11) Develop and adopt a budget; and

(12) Communicate disciplinary actions to relevant state and federal authorities and to other state chiropractic licensing authorities.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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