CHIROPRACTIC LICENSING - AMEND LICENSURE ELIGIBILITY
                  Act of Jul. 1, 1994, P.L. 405, No. 62               Cl. 40
                             Session of 1994
                               No. 1994-62

     HB 2568

                                  AN ACT

     Amending the act of July 2, 1993 (P.L.437, No.63), entitled "An
        act providing for the eligibility of certain persons for
        licensure to practice chiropractic and for colleges' notice
        as to accreditation; and making a repeal," further providing
        for licensure eligibility and for expiration.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Sections 1 and 4 of the act of July 2, 1993
     (P.L.437, No.63), entitled "An act providing for the eligibility
     of certain persons for licensure to practice chiropractic and
     for colleges' notice as to accreditation; and making a repeal,"
     are amended to read:
      Section 1.  Eligibility for licensure.
        (a)  General rule.--If the chiropractic accrediting agency of
     a chiropractic college loses or has lost its recognition by the
     United States Department of Education, a student who had
     matriculated and begun his studies at the college prior to the
     effective date of the loss of recognition or during whose
     enrollment at the college an application for accreditation had
     been made or had been pending before a chiropractic accrediting
     agency recognized by the United States Department of Education
     as of April 1, 1994, shall, upon completion of his degree
     program, be admitted to the chiropractic licensing examination
     and shall be eligible for licensure to practice chiropractic if
     he otherwise satisfies the requirements of the act of December
     16, 1986 (P.L.1646, No.188), known as the Chiropractic Practice
     Act, provided that:
            [(1)  the college continues to be accredited by the
        chiropractic accrediting agency;
            (2)] (1)  the college continues to have the authority,
        under the laws of the state in which it is located, to grant
        the doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) degree; and
            [(3)] (2)  either the college is located in Pennsylvania
        or the student was a bona fide resident of Pennsylvania as of
        either June 4, 1993, or the student's date of matriculation.
        (b)  Applicability.--The provisions of this section shall
     apply only to students who [graduate] matriculate on or before
     [December 31, 1996] May 31, 1995.
      Section 4.  Expiration.
        The provisions of this act shall expire [the earlier of the
     following:
            (1)  January 1] December 31, 1997[; or
            (2)  as to any chiropractic college affected by this
        legislation, and as to its students, on the date that such
        college obtains accreditation from a chiropractic accrediting
        agency approved by the United States Department of Education
        or the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation].
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

     APPROVED--The 1st day of July, A. D. 1994.

     ROBERT P. CASEY