VERMONT BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC
Licensure Date: 1947
Directory page last updated 11/27/2019
|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.
|Exam Dates: none; The Board now requires NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV, and Physiotherapy.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: No
|Application fee: $200
Initial license fee: Included in application fee
Term: Biennial, renew 10/1 even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: $365
|Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: A student enrolled in a chiropractic college approved by the board, who has completed three years of the curriculum, may work as a chiropractic intern provided he or she is registered with the board. Contact State Board for details.
|Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact board
||License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a
|CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
|Requirements: 24 hours every 2 years
Distance Credits Allowed: 24
Program Criteria: n/a
|Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Contact board
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence Exam
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
|Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
|Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
|Additional Examination: No additional exams
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years at recognized college of arts and sciences, plus high school diploma. Requirement for 4 year degree under consideration.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully Accredited only
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)
The practice of chiropractic means the diagnosis of human ailments and diseases related to subluxations, joint dysfunctions, neuro- muscular and skeletal disorders for the purpose of their detection, correction or referral in order to restore and maintain health, without providing drugs or performing surgery; the use of physical and clinical examinations, conventional radiologic procedures and interpretation, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging read and interpreted by a person so licensed and clinical laboratory procedures to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care; adjunctive therapies approved by the board, by rule, to be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment; and treatment by adjustment or manipulation of the spine or other joints and connected neuromusculoskeletal tissues and bodily articulations.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Permitted for a nonresident licensed chiropractor who comes into the state to treat or to consult on a particular case in this state, to perform research or to participate in or instruct regular or continuing education courses, provided he or she does not otherwise practice in this state.
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): Chiropractic Physician, refer to state board for details
Peer Review: No information available
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: There are no laws or rules which will allow for this.
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Yes
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Vernon Temple, D.C., Chair, 102 Saxtons River Rd, Bellows Falls 05101 Exp. 12/2021
James McDaniel, D.C., Vice Chair, 545 Bingham Shore Road, St. Albans 05478 Exp 12/2019
Michael Sommers, D.C., 2889 Huntington Rd. Richmond, VT 05477 Exp. 12/2024
Vacant, Public Member
Vacant, Public Member
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 11/2019:
|# of Active licenses: 225
# of Inactive licenses: 642
# of Other Status: (included in Inactive)
|# of New licensees: 11
# of Resident licenses: 201
# of Non-Resident licenses: 54
# of Chiropractic Assistants: 0