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OKLAHOMA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1921

Directory page last updated 3-1-2021

Beth Kidd, Executive Director Lauren Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Grant Moak, Assistant Attorney General
For Information Contact:
421 NW 13th Street
Suite 180
Oklahoma City, OK 73103


Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (405) 522-3400
Fax: (866) 245-2748
(Do not use FAX for applications)


Email: lauren.arnold@chiro.ok.gov 
Web address: www.chiropracticboard.ok.gov
 
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Contact board for specific information on dates for examinations.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 30 days prior to exam date

Term: Annual, renew by July 1st
Criminal background check: Effective November 1, 2017 all applicants are required to submit to a national criminal history record check.
Fingerprinting: Yes; Effective November 1, 2017.  Contact board, pursuant to Section 150.9 of Title 74. Cost is responsibility of applicant
Application fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Exam fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $275 active resident; $50 resident DC (retired and over 65); $100 inactive resident; $175 inactive non-resident
Students or graduated: A senior student may sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. through preceptorship guidance program. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification:Board certifies injectable vitamins & minerals, (must complete course that has been approved by Board. Certification available.) Board certifies individuals in animal chiropractic pending completion of an approved course and Board approval of certification. Certification available Contact Board office about registry for post-doctorate diplomates and non-diplomate certifications. Advertising prohibited unless the chiropractor registers with the Board.  
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Requirements:
Effective 1/1/06, 8 hours of continuing education may be obtained out of state provided the Board has approved course 90 days prior to course being administered. 8 hours are mandatory in state with State Association (Total of 16 CEUs required)
Distance Credits Allowed: Yes, 8 hours has to be approved by Board.
Program Criteria: Approval of programs to be offered to satisfy license renewal provisions is vested solely in the Board. Programs must be submitted by associations and other entities who desire to offer continuing education. CEU seminars shall be submitted 90 days prior to seminar. All seminars shall be of a chiropractic nature (among other relevant factors).
Other specific CE training required: Considered by the board annually.
New Doctor Orientation CE for new licensees with less that 3 years in actice practice.
Contact board office for further information. 
Requires sexual boundaries training: N/A
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: N/A

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: The applicant must have three years active practice and be in good standing in the state, territory or province where he/she is currently licensed.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: A jurisprudence examination administered by the Board
 
 
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
 
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: N/A
SPEC: SPEC Exams are accepted and utilized at the discretion of the Board

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: No
Additional Fee: None
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Original License: A course of resident study of not less than four (4) years of nine (9) months each in an acccredited chiropractic college.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Each applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic college. For those graduating from a chripractic program outside of the United States the applicants must have completed an educational program leading to a degree in chiropractic from an institution authorized to operate by the overnment having jurisdiction in which it is domiciled. All credentials, diplomas, and other required documentation in a foreign language submitted to the Board by such applicants shall be accompanied by notarized English translations. International applicants shall provide satisfactory evidence of meeting the requirements for permanent residence or temporary nonimmigrants status as set forth by the United States citizenship and Immigration services. 
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Chiropractic is the science and art that teaches health in anatomic relation and disease or abnormality in anatomic disrelation, and includes hygienic, sanitary and therapeutic measures incident thereto. The scope of practice of chiropractic shall include those diagnostic and treatment services and procedures which have been taught by an accredited chiropractic college and have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes, effective 1/1/06; no minimum or maximum required
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, Physician of Chiropractic
Peer Review: No Board Peer Review
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: Voluntary Certification  
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Amanda Housh, D.C., President, 1809 COmmons Circle, Ste A, Yukon, OK 73099Exp. 6/2021
Matt Aguilar, D.C., Vice President, Lawton, Exp. 11/2023
Heath Travis, D.C., Secretary-Treasurer,10135 S Delaware Ave, Tulsa, OK 74137 Exp. 6/2022
Troy Sturgill, D.C., Board Member, PO Box 335, Woodward 73802 Exp. 11/2022
Joseph Holman, D.C., Board Member, 407 N Jim Thorpe Blvd. Prague, OK 74864 Exp. 06/2023
Vernon Millspaugh, D.C., Board Member, 3201 E. Memorial Road, Suite B, Edmond, OK Exp. 6/2024
Lance Hoose, D.C., 2325 S Evanston Ace, Tulsa, OK 7414 Exp.  11/2024
Jason Drake, D.C., 8283 Ouasson Expway ste B, Owasso, OK 74055 Exp. 11/2024
Susan Jordan, Public member, 1100 One OK Plaza, 100 West 5th St Tulsa, OK 74103  Term: coterminous with the Govenor.
 


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 3-1-2021: 

 

# of Active licenses: 878
# of Inactive licenses: 27

# of Other Status: 
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus....)               



 
# of New licensees: 
# if Resident licenses: 
# of Non-Resident licenses: 55
# of Retired Licenses:  40
# of Chiropractic Assistants: 85 active certifications