201 KAR 21:085. Preceptorship Program.
RELATES TO: KRS 312.019(9)(h), 312.085(2)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS, 312.019(9), 312.085(2)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 312.019(9)(h) and 312.085(2) authorize the board to establish a preceptorship program where students at accredited colleges and universities may work at the direction and under the supervision of a licensed doctor of chiropractic prior to graduation. This administrative regulation establishes the preceptorship program.
Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Accredited chiropractic college or university" means a chiropractic college or university accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor and which:
(a) Maintains a standard and reputability approved by the board; and
(b) Meets all educational standards for preceptorship programs as established by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
(2) "Board" means the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(3) "Preceptor" is a licensed doctor of chiropractic, who, under approval of the board and an accredited chiropractic college or university, provides an opportunity for an undergraduate intern to work in his or her office.
(4) "Undergraduate intern" is an individual studying at an accredited chiropractic college or university and who is in the final academic year prior to receiving his or her degree in chiropractic.
Section 2. Requirements of Preceptor. A preceptor shall:
(1) Be approved by the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for participation;
(2) Have a current Kentucky license which is active and in good standing;
(3) Have been in practice for five (5) years or more in Kentucky;
(4) Provide evidence of malpractice insurance for themselves;
(5) Be of good moral character;
(6) Not be impaired by alcohol or narcotics;
(7) Have not been found in violation of board administrative regulations, other than for a minor advertising violation, for the preceding two (2) years and have no present investigations (including during term as preceptor) for possible board violations;
(8) Comply and be qualified where applicable. The board shall encourage development of extension faculty designation for all preceptors approved by the colleges or university.
Section 3. Preceptor Relationship with College or University and Intern. (1) The preceptor shall make a joint application to the board and the college or university.
(2) The preceptor shall arrange or confer with the college or university representative prior to the beginning date of each session to plan its duration, organization, and substance.
(3) When a preceptor is assigned, the preceptor shall maintain complete records and reports of each student's performance and provide an evaluation to the college or university on forms provided by the college or university. Any incident reports related to the operation of the practicum education experience shall be maintained by the preceptor and are to be the sole property of the preceptor. Upon receipt of written consent by the college or university, board or student the preceptor shall provide a copy of the report.
(4) The preceptor may request the college or university to withdraw any student whose performance is unsatisfactory or whose health status prevents the student's successful completion of the practicum education assignment. A statement, in writing, of the reasons for that action shall be provided by the preceptor to the college or university or student upon request.
(5) The preceptor shall not be liable for the payment of any wage, salary or compensation of any kind for services properly required of and performed by an intern.
(6) The preceptor shall provide the college or university with a written code of ethics which applies to his office.
(7) The preceptor shall insure that interns are allowed to perform only those duties which are lawful and ethical in the practice of chiropractic. However, the intern shall not make any final diagnosis or perform an adjustment.
(8) The preceptor shall assume the risk of any accident or injury to any intern while on preceptor's premises, which shall include working areas. The preceptor shall maintain premises liability insurance.
Section 4. Requirements of Intern. (1) The intern shall submit a fee of $200 to the board for each semester he or she is participating in the preceptorship program.
(2) The intern shall remain in good standing academically and demonstrate an acceptable level of performance, both quantitatively and qualitatively, in the college or university outpatient clinic.
(3) The intern shall complete, sign, and submit all application materials to the college or university clinic director for verification and approval.
(4) The intern shall serve in the preceptorship program for a term specified by the college or university for the purpose of augmenting his competence in all areas of chiropractic practice.
(5) The intern shall provide both the college or university and the preceptor with a current telephone number and address.
(6) The intern shall be responsible for following all reasonable and lawful policies and procedures of the preceptor's office.
(7) The intern shall be responsible for providing and wearing professional attire.
(8) The intern shall be responsible for his own transportation and living arrangements.
(9) The intern shall report to the preceptor on time.
(10) The intern shall not submit for publication any material relating to his preceptorship without prior written approval of the preceptor and the college or university.
(11) The intern shall insure that biweekly reports are submitted by the preceptor to the college or university on his activities and progress.
(12) At the completion of the preceptorship, the intern shall present to the college or university clinic director a paper describing his experiences and summarizing the acquisition of knowledge during the preceptorship.
(13) The intern shall provide evidence of professional liability insurance from the college or university.
(14) The intern shall respond to any inquiry by the board within twenty (20) days.
Section 5. (1) "Application for Preceptorship", 2006 edition, is incorporated by reference.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 209 South Green Street, Glasgow, Kentucky 42142, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (16 Ky.R. 96; Am. 346; eff. 9-2-89; 32 Ky.R. 1743; 33 Ky.R. 1073; eff. 10-18-2006.)