(a) The acupuncture board may by reciprocity license acupuncturists in this state who have been legally registered or licensed acupuncturists in another state: Provided, That the applicant for such licensure shall meet the requirements of the rules for reciprocity promulgated by the board in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code: Provided, however, That reciprocity is not authorized for acupuncturists from another state where that state does not permit reciprocity to acupuncturists licensed in West Virginia.
(b) The board may refuse reciprocity to acupuncturists from another country unless the applicant qualifies under such rules as may be promulgated by the board for licensure of foreign applicants.
(c) Applicants for licensure under this section shall, with their application, forward to the board the established fee.
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