LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1974
Directory page last updated 11-8-2019
|The 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 school.
|Patricia A. Oliver, Executive Director
||David "Jeddie"Smith, Board Attorney
|For Information Contact:
8621 Summa Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
|Phone: (225) 765-2322
Fax: (225) 765-2640
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Web address: www.lachiropracticboard.com
|Term: Annual, renew by December 31st
Criminal background check: Yes
|Application fee: $200
Initial license fee: $150; $200 Reciprocity
License Renewal fee: $200 active, $50 inactive (retired)
Delinquent Renewal fee: $250, then an additional $100 for each month after February 28th
|Students: May sit for board exams prior to graduating if in last semester, trimester, or quarter
Intern Program: Students may not practice under licensed D.C. Internship program available for graduated (not yet licensed) doctors to practice under licensed D.C., must contact the Board office for details
|Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: See internship requirements
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: X-ray Proficiency Certification (must register annually with the Board on or before July 31, beginning in 1996), Temporary Internship eligible for licensure examination
|Requirements: 15 hours every year (15 hours must include at least one hour of Ethics and two hours of Risk Management) by CCE school/speaker, on area within Louisiana scope of practice.
Distance Credits Allowed: None
Program Criteria: Sponsored by CCE approved college and program approved by Board.
Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal 6 hours per every other year in “risk management”
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: License renewal 6 hours per every other year in “risk management”
Other special areas of specific CE training required: In the even-numbered years, licensees must obtain 6 additional hours of approved “risk management” CE for the odd-numbered year’s upcoming renewal.
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Five years active practice in another state, license in good standing. Five year minimum requirement waives NBCE requirements. Fee $200.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: State statutes
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Board can use for reinstatement stipulations
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physical Modalities (also Physiotherapy)
|Certification: Included in 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: Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by an accrediting agency of the United States Department of Education or its successor or foreign equivalent.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education
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)
“Practice of Chiropractic” means holding one’s self out to the public as a chiropractor and as being engaged in the business of, or the actual engagement in, the diagnosing of conditions associated with the functional integrity of the spine and treating by adjustment, manipulation, and the use of the physical and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, sound massage, therapeutic exercise, mobilization, mechanical devices, and other physical rehabilitation measures for the purpose of correcting interference with normal nerve transmission and expression. A chiropractor may also make recommendations relative to personal hygiene and proper nutritional practices for the rehabilitation of the patient. A chiropractor may also order such diagnostic tests as are necessary for determining conditions associated with the functional integrity of the spine. While chiropractors may not directly perform or administer computerized axial tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and nuclear magnetic imaging, nothing shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractor from ordering such diagnostic procedures when deemed necessary by the practitioner.
However, the authority to order such diagnostic tests shall not be construed so as to mandate the coverage for such tests ordered by a chiropractor under any health care plan or policy of insurance, to require such coverage under any such plan or policy, or to circumvent any requirement or pre-authorization for covered services by a primary care physician or pre-certification by an insurer or administrator of a plan or policy in accordance with the terms of a health care plan or policy.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Any Doctor of Chiropractic in the state of Louisiana who holds himself or herself out to the public as being a specialist in any area must register with the Louisiana Board. Contact Board for details.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, must notify the Board before the event in writing and pay administrative fee.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: Handled by separate committee under the Board.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Annual registration now required by July 31st each year (X-ray CA’s only)
Impaired Physicians Program: Under peer review
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Jon E. Zeagler, D.C., President, 366 South Drive, Natchitoches 71457 Exp. 2/2021
Ned J. Martello, D.C., Vice-President, 2798 O'Neal Lane, Suite I-11, Baton Route 70816 Exp. 2/2021
R. Buckley VanBreemen, D.C., Secretary-Treasurer, 2107 S. Burnside Ave., Ste. 1, Gonzales 70737 Exp. 7/2021
Michael R. Cavanaugh, D.C., 105 Independence Blvd., Suite 3, Lafayette 70506 Exp. 8/2018
Mark B. Kruse, D.C., 4416 Trenton Street, Metairie, 70006 Exp. 5/2021
Joseph E. Turk, D.C., 610 W Walnut Ave, Eunice 70535, Exp. 8/2018
Denise D. Rollette, D.C., 2108 Rue Simone, Hammond 70403 Exp. 8/2020
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2017: 749
|# if Active licenses: 737
# of Inactive licenses: 12
# of Other Status:
|# of New licensees: 27 (issued in 2017)
# of Resident licenses: 691
# of Non-Resident licenses: 58
# of Chiropractic Assistants: 425