TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1949
Directory page last updated 12/20/2018
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|Patrick Fortner, Executive Director
|Sarah Matthews, Director of Licensing
Christopher Burnett, General Counselor
|For Information Contact:
333 Guadalupe, Tower III, Suite 825
Austin, TX 78701-3942
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
|Phone: (512) 305-6700
Fax: (512) 305-6705
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Web address: www.tbce.state.tx.us/
|Exam Dates: Jurisprudence - Estrategy (Online)
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 30 days prior to exam date
Term: Annually; first day of birth month (beginning 3/1/2018, every two years)
Criminal background check: Yes
|Exam fee/ Application: $200
Estrategy fee: $150
Initial license fee: Prorated, $10 - $120
License Renewal fee: $300 (2 year period beginning 3/1/2018)
|Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students who have graduated through an accredited CCEI chiropractic college within the last 12 months may work under the supervision of a Texas licensed D.C. under delegation of authority rule #77.5.
|Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Yes
|License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a
Requirements: All licensees will annually attend and complete 32 hours over a 2-year period, 16 hours each year, of approved continuing education. The continuing education may be completed at any course or seminar elected by the licensee that is approved by the board. Only those topics listed as authorized procedures in §75.7 of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners rules relating to authorized practices, techniques and procedures shall be acceptable in these courses or seminars.
Program Criteria: Board approves all sponsors and courses. Courses are sponsored by state or national chiropractic associations and CCE approved colleges. Contact Board for details and application.
|Distance Credits Allowed: No more than 10 hours of 16 total CE hours required per year.
Other specific CE training required: 4
hours of CE that must consist of 1 hour in risk management; and 3 hours
covering Board rules (including ethics, recordkeeping, documentation
and coding), plus a one-time 8-hour course on Medicare.
|Requires sexual boundaries training: Not required
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: Not required
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: The state of Texas does not honor reciprocity at this time. The applicant must: ( a ) have successfully completed Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy of the National Boards, ( b ) have completed and passed with a “C” or above, 90 hours after 9/1/2005 or 60 hours prior to 9/1/2005 of undergraduate education other than chiropractic college, ( c ) have graduated from a CCE approved chiropractic college, and ( d ) have been licensed for a period of three (3) years or more in another state without disciplinary actions that meet the criteria of § 76.1 (a)(1). Applicants who meet the criteria above should submit the new license application to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners following the instructions on the application.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use, see Rule §76.1(a)(2)
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
|Note: NBCE transcripts must be on file 30 days before applicant can sit for Texas boards. Applicant can use SPEC in lieu of Parts of the National Boards not offered at time he/she was licensed for reciprocity only.
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
(Use of term "Physiotherapy" in title or practice is restricted to licenses under the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.)
|Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
|Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 90 hours after 9/1/2005 or 60 hours prior to 9/1/2005 - No requirement for 4-year degree planned. Accreditation for Chiropractic
Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education ─ Fully accredited; SCASA Schools are currently not approved by the Board.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Undergraduate transcript must be approved by the University of Texas at Austin. The Board recognizes graduates of chiropractic programs that are accredited by any member of CCE-International. Contact board for specific information.
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Any person shall be regarded as practicing chiropractic within the meaning of this Act who shall employ objective or subjective means without the use of prescription of controlled substances, dangerous drugs, or any other drug that requires a prescription, the use of X-ray therapy or therapy that exposes the body to radioactive materials, to analyze, examine or evaluate the biomechanical condition of the spine and musculoskeletal system of the human body; performs non-surgical, non-incisive procedures, including adjustment and manipulation, to improve the subluxation complex or the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system; or represents to the public that the person is a chiropractor; or uses the term "chiropractor," "chiropractic," "doctor of chiropractic," "D.C.," or any derivative of those terms or initials in connection with the person's name.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, approved on an individual basis
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: Board appointed, advisory committees
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Chiropractic Radiologic Technologists are registered; Chiropractic Assistants are not licensed.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/10/2018: 6,651
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Mark Bronson, D.C., President, Fort Worth Exp. 2/2021
Nicholas "Nick" Baucum, D.C., Corpus Christi Exp. 2/2021
Michael Henry, D.C., Exp. 2/2019
Mindy Neal, D.C., Exp. 2/2023
Scott Wofford, D.C., Exp. 2/2019
Debra White, D.C., Exp. 2/2023
Kenya S. Woodruff, Public Member, Dallas Exp. 2/2017
John Steinberg, Public Member, Marion Exp. 2/2019
Gus Ramirez, Public Member, Tyler Exp. 2/2021
|# of Active licenses: 5,709
# of Inactive licenses: 670
# of Other Status: 3,379
|# of Expired licenses: 205
# of Suspended licenses: 3
# of CE Conditional licenses: 53
True Probation: 14
|# of New licensees: 285
# of Resident licenses: 5,633
# of Non-Resident licenses: 198
# of Chiropractic Assistants: