State Board of Acupuncture



NEW: 3/9/21 - Extended Licensure Expiration Dates End on June 30, 2021

License Renewal Deadline

As per Governor Hogan’s March 9, 2021 Executive Order, any licensee with a 2020 or 2021 expiration date who has not already renewed must currently do so by June 30, 2021.

After this date, the renewal portal will be closed and your license will EXPIRE. Reinstatement for outstanding renewals will begin on July 01, 2021.

REMINDER: Renewal portal password: last 4 digits of your social security number

PLEASE NOTE: Information contained in the Governor’s Executive Order is subject to change. The Board will notify all licensees with any updates.


NEW: 3/8/21 - BHA Clinical Letter Helping the Helpers

Directive and Order Regarding Various Vaccination Matters- effective December 8, 2020

8/6/20 COVID-19 Update
Amended Directive and Order - COVID-19 Testing & Reporting

7/1/20 COVID -19 Update - MDH Order - Amended Various Healthcare Matters - COVID Testing on Demand

Secretary of the MDH Order- May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update - Resumption of Elective and Non-Urgent Medical Procedures - Conditions: Effective May 7, 2020

Secretary Neall has issued an amended Directive and Order that 'all licensed healthcare facilities and healthcare providers may resume elective and non-urgent medical procedures and appointments at 7:00 A.M., May 7, 2020, provided certain measures are in place.'

Telehealth: Effective April 1, 2020

Interpretive Guidance on Essential Businesses: March 23, 2020

Secretary Neall's Directive: Effective March 23, 2020
Elective and Non-urgent Medical Procedures - All Health Care Practitioners

Executive Order on Health care Matters: Effective March 16, 2020

State of Emergency: Effective March 5, 2020

    Notice of Open Meeting

    Subject: Public Open Meeting

    Date: May 11, 2021

    Time: 1 pm

    Join by Google Meet:

    Call-in number: +1 530-564-6945‬

    Access code: ‪ 200 362 746‬#

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    Board Meetings Dates

    Regular Session Meetings begin at 1:00pm 
    January 12, 2021
    March 9, 2021
    May 11, 2021
    July 13, 2021
    September 14, 2021
    November 9, 2021

    Board News

      The renewal for Maryland acupuncture licenses that expire on May 31, 2021, will begin on April 1. The Board encourages you to renew on time, and online. Please refrain from submitting in a paper application, as staff time remains limited in the office.

      The Board will continue to accept and process renewal applications for all licensees affected by the Emergency Order and encourages those who are able to renew on time, to do so.

      Please feel free to reach out to staff via email if you have further questions. Phone messages may be delayed.


    • Due to the pandemic COVID-19 Virus Policy for State government operations, Board staff may have to fulfill their work duties at home. For the interim duration, the best method to reach Board staff will be through email.

      For all licensing, verification and renewal questions:

      For disciplinary matters, scope of practice questions and legal matters:


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    Board of Acupuncture

    4201 Patterson Avenue,

    ​​​​​Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299

    Toll Free: 1-800-530-2481

    Phone: 410-764-4766

    Fax: 410-358-7258