Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

TAAOM Fall Seminar

Via Zoom
October 22-24, 2021

Once again TAAOM’s Fall Seminar will be via Zoom, enabling you to avoid the expense of travel and still see experienced presenters from as far away as Viet Nam! We have recruited 8 experienced practitioners who will be presenting a variety of topics to help you support and meet the needs of your clients. You will also have the choice of being able to sign up for either the full 16 hours or 1 day with a discount, or, if you prefer, you may select individual topics. Everyone who registers for the seminar will have access to their registered topics for a limited time after October 22-24!

As you know, Acupuncturists must report 34 CAE hours every 2 years (approximately 17 per year) at the time they renew their licenses. The following minimum CAE hourly requirements under Tx Admin Code Sec. 183.20 (b)(2) must be completed to fulfill your licensure requirements:
• At least 8 hours of general acupuncture
• At least 2 hours of ethics/safety
• At least 6 hours of herbology
• At least 4 hours of biomedicine

In addition to the above, please note that CAE requirements have changed slightly.

A new requirement per the Texas Medical Board website: House Bill 2059 (86th Legislature) requires physicians, physician assistants, and any licensee of the TMB’s advisory boards or committees that provide direct patient care, to complete a human trafficking prevention course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This requirement applies to the renewal of a license on or after September 1, 2020.

Tx Admin Code Sec. 183.20 (b)(8) states:
The required CAE shall include the completion of a course in human trafficking prevention* approved by the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The course may be counted as part of the minimum 18 hours approved under paragraph 1(A) - (C) of this subsection.

*Note: You may take a human trafficking prevention course of any length as there is no specific hourly requirement. There are “free” online courses available,1-3 hours in length at https://www.hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/safety/human-trafficking/hhs-approvedhuman-trafficking-training.pdf. Although nothing is specifically designed for acupuncturists, I have been told that you can consider anything designed for physicians or nurses as acceptable.

Leslie Myers, TAAOM 2021 Seminar Coordinator