HAWAII BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC
Licensure Date: 1925
Directory page last updated 3/22/2019
Federation does not provide interpretation of the scope of practice laws
or rules of any chiropractic licensing authority, nor can we provide
specific details regarding licensing requirements. The educational and
testing requirements for each State or Province set forth in this
Directory are intended as a general guide. It is strongly recommended
that anyone interested in becoming licensed in a particular State or
Province contact the Board office or the Secretary of the respective
board to secure current and complete details before matriculating in any
|Rise Doi, Executive Officer
|Daniel Jacob, Deputy Attorney General
|For Information Contact:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
|Phone: (808) 586-3000
Web address: cca.hawaii.gov/pvl
Time Zone: Hawaii
Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
|Exam Dates: n/a
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: No
|Application fee: $50 (non-refundable) separate checks
Term: Biennial, renew December 31 odd-numbered years
Initial license fee: If applying for licensure between January 1st of even-numbered years, to December 31st of even-numbered years: $318 ($92 license fee plus $134 Compliance Resolution Fee, plus $92 Half Renewal Fee)
If applying for licensure between January 1st of odd-numbered years, to December 31st of odd-numbered years: $158 ($92 license fee plus $66 Compliance Resolution Fee)
License Renewal fee: $318 ($184 plus $134 Compliance Resolution Fee)
|Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduation
Students or graduates (not yet licensed) may not practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No
|License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a
|Requirements: 20 hours per biennium, due each odd-numbered year at time of renewal.
Distance Credits Allowed: No limit
Program Criteria: Board approves programs. Subject material must be directly related to the concepts of chiropractic principles and practice, including diagnostic procedures, patient care, patient management. Practice building seminars or acupuncture seminars not approved.
Other special areas of specific CE training required: CE courses must be approved by Hawaii board in order to apply credits toward license renewal. Must be practice related only; no practice building or acupuncture CE.
|Accepts the uniform continuing education form: No
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: None
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Restoration of lapsed license, disciplinary cases and impairment review; may be used in lieu of Part IV
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Modalities
|Certification: Included as part of chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
|Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Completion of 60 semester hours or equivalent of college credit leading toward a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college, as required by CCE Standards. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Graduation from a chiropractic college accredited by, or recognized as a candidate for accreditation, by any chiropractic accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
SCASA accreditation accepted for those graduating while SCASA was recognized by the USDE. (Before 6/04/93) Exemption: those who matriculated in any chiropractic college prior to 10/15/84.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board for specific information.
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Chiropractic is defined to be the science of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human spinal column by hand; provided that the practice of chiropractic as contemplated and set forth in this chapter may include the use of necessary patient evaluation and management procedures of the human spinal column, hot or cold packs, whirlpool, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, traction, electrical and electromechanical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, myofascial release, diathermy, infrared, and chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment and extraspinal evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions related to the human spinal column, subject to the restrictions contained in this chapter; and provided further that the practice of chiropractic as contemplated and set forth in this chapter shall not include the practice of lomilomi or massage. For the purposes of this section, spinal refers to the five spinal regions: cervical region (includes atlanto-occipital joint); thoracic region (includes costovertebral and costotransverse joint); lumbar region; sacral region; and pelvic (sacro-iliac joint) region.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Silent
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Not part of chiropractic laws/rules, but may be in insurance code/business code
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: Handled by separate investigative division, then Administrative Hearings Office hears the cases and makes recommendations to the Board for disciplinary actions.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Silent
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of July 17, 2018: 614
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Robert E. Klein, D.C., Chair, Exp. 6/2019
James A. Pleiss, D.C., Vice Chair, Exp. 6/2019
Lawrence A. Redmond, D.C., Exp. 6/2020
Kathleen T. Kang-Kaulupali, Public Member, Exp. 6/2019
Vacant, Public Member
Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office - Hawaii Board of Chiropractic, PO Box 3469, Honolulu, HI 96801
|# of Active licenses: 479
# of Inactive licenses: 135
# of Other Status:
|# of New licensees:
# of Resident licenses: 372
# of Non-Resident licenses: 242
# of Chiropractic Assistants: