House Bill 10

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill Description: This bill amends the licensure requirements and increases fees for chiropractors in the State of Idaho.

Rating: -1

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments?

This bill increases the overall fees for chiropractors. Currently the inactive license fee is $50, the endorsement fee $100, and the temporary permit $50. This bill would allow for the increase of these to $150, $250 and $150, respectively. (-1)

Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?

Additionally, the bill creates a new requirement for anyone who has held an inactive license when they return to active status. It says the applicant “must fulfill requirements that demonstrate competency to resume practice. Those requirements may include, but are not limited to, education, supervised practice and examination. The board may consider practice in another jurisdiction in determining competency.” (-1)

Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market?

This bill does however include a good component of streamlining the application process for individuals. It strikes the power for the Board to request an interview with any applicant in order to “review the applicant’s qualifications and professional credentials” as well as “the arts and skills of chiropractic adjusting.” The removal of this power prevents the applicants from being unduly subjected to a statute that could be interpreted broadly. (+1)