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(a) A facility shall not provide chiropractic services without first being registered by the board. 

(b) An applicant for a facility registration shall submit to the board an application as prescribed by the board, along with the facility registration fee as provided in §78.6 of this title (relating to Required Fees and Charges). The application must be signed by the owner, if a sole proprietorship, or by an authorized representative, if a partnership or corporation. 

(c) The following information shall be included in the application and upon renewal: 

  (1) the legal name of the facility and street address, and telephone and facsimile numbers for the facility; 

  (2) the type of legal entity (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation); 

  (3) the name, address, and percentage of ownership of each person with a 10% or greater ownership interest in the facility; if a person is an individual, include the person's social security number, driver's license number, date of birth, and if a licensee, his or her license number; 

  (4) the name and license number of each doctor licensed by the board who is employed or otherwise engaged to provide chiropractic services at the facility; and 

  (5) any other information requested by the board that it deems necessary for processing the application or for other regulatory purposes. 

(d) Social security numbers are collected for purposes of child support collection and student loan enforcement. 

(e) A facility owner must be 21 years of age or older. 

(f) Facilities that share office space or staff but otherwise maintain separate business identities, including billing, accounting and other functions, shall be treated as separate facilities and a registration and registration fee will be required for each facility. 

(g) No registration will be issued on an incomplete submission. Application or renewal packages that are submitted without all of the required documents or fees will be deemed incomplete and returned to the applicant. 

(h) This chapter does not apply to hospitals or public health clinics registered with the Department of State Health Services or another state agency. 

(i) The board may deny an application for a facility registration by a sole proprietor or partnership if it receives information from an administering entity that the applicant has defaulted on a student loan or has breached a student loan repayment contract or scholarship contract by failing to perform his or her service obligation under the contract. The board may rescind a denial under this subsection upon receipt of information from an administering entity that the applicant whose application was denied is now in good standing, as provided in §72.3(b) of this title (relating to Qualifications of Applicants).

(j) As a courtesy, at least 30 days prior to the expiration of a facility's certificate of registration, the Board shall send written notice of the impending expiration to an owner of a facility and to each chiropractor practicing in said facility. Failure of a facility owner and/or chiropractors practicing in said facility to receive such written notice shall not affect the renewal date of said certificate of registration. 

(k) A licensee who practices chiropractic in a facility that the licensee knows is not registered under this chapter is subject to disciplinary action as provided in §78.9 of this title (relating to Disciplinary Guidelines).