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Sen Bill Tallman


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 Senate Bill 223152 (SB 223152), related to chiropractic practice, expands eligibility for membership on the chiropractic board (Board); provides for temporary licensure; and provides licensure and application exemptions from the Chiropractic Physician Practice Act (CPPA). 
Legislation Overview:
 Section 61-4-3 NMSA 1978 is modified to allow the governor to appoint members of the Board who have not been recommended by the New Mexico Chiropractic Association. Board members are to be limited to two full consecutive terms and one full term after a three-year hiatus. The Board is to annually elect a chair and vice-chair (previously a chair and secretary-treasurer). Section 61-4-4 NMSA 1978 is modified to provide licensure and application exemptions. Section 61-4-6 NMSA 1978 is modified to allow waivers for examinations as provided for in the CPPA, in addition to the existing waiver based on prior satisfactory completion of the examination. New sections of the CPPA are enacted to provide for a temporary license without an examination. Section 6-4-13 NMSA 1978 is modified stylistically; Section 61-4-15 NMSA 1978 is modified to clarify that Sections 61-4-4 and 61-4-6 NMSA 1978 do not apply to selected categories of chiropractic physicians.

Current Law:
 If the Bill does not pass, the governor may only appoint Board members recommended by the New Mexico Chiropractic Association; there will be no requirement to elect a vice chair to the Board; and allowances/requirements for temporary licensure and application will remain unchanged. 
Relates To:
 SB 111, relating to license suspension and fees