Saturday, October 21, 2017



 
Alabama

ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1959 - Went into effect 1960

Directory page updated 1/31/2017

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. 
Sheila Bolton, Executive Director
Ashley Stewart, ASAI
Amy Deavers, Administrative Assistant III
For Information Contact:
126 Chilton Place
Clanton, AL 35045

Web address: www.chiro.alabama.gov
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (205) 755-8000
Fax: (205) 755-0081
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: sheila.bolton@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: ashley.stewart@chiro.alabama.gov
Email: amy.deavers@chiro.alabama.gov
Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Given online
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Application Transcripts Deadline for Reciprocity: n/a
Criminal background check: Required
Fingerprinting: Required
Application fee: $150
Exam fee: $150
Term: Annual, per fiscal year (10/1-9/30)
Initial license fee: $75
License Renewal fee: $300
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program:
Students or graduated: (not yet licensed, within 6 months); D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with Board approval
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 

License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  
Requirements: 18 hours per fiscal year (10/1-9-30)
Distance Credits Allowed: 6 hours only (per year)
Program Criteria: Alabama Board approved
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: Initial licensure
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: Initial licensure
Other specific CE training required: 4 hours for first year license and then 2 hours every year in Alabama Law, etc.


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Contact board for information.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Alabama Chiropractic Law and Rules.

NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required *
Part II: Required *
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Accepted
(*For applicants who matriculated after 1/1/73);
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics
Certification: Recognize (CCE) school certification
Additional Education: None

Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree prior to licensure.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited

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)
May examine, analyze and diagnose the human body and its diseases by the use of any physical, clinical, thermal, or radonic method, and the use of X-ray diagnosing, and may use other general methods of examination for diagnosis and analysis taught in any school of chiropractic recognized by this board. May recommend the use of food and concentrates, food extracts, and may apply first aid. Chiropractors are expressly prohibited from prescribing or administering any drugs included in materia medica, except as herein provided, from performing obstetrics, or from giving treatments involving the use of radioactive materials.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Must have documentation acceptable to the Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, case by case basis approval
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, by rule.
Peer Review: Handled by Board through independent reviewers
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Ronald J. Wheeler, D.C., President, 708 Wilmer Ave., Anniston  396201  partial term Exp 12/2017
John D. Neill, D.C., Vice President, 1237 Mulberry Street, Montgomery 36106 Exp. 12/2017
Peter J. DeFranco, D.C., Secretary/Treasurer, 3166 Allison Bonnett Drive, Hueytown 35023 Exp. 12/2018
Gregory A. Kuhlmann, D.C., 28190 North Main Street, Daphne 36526 Exp. 12/2019
Peter E. Keen, D.C., 1355 Hwy 80 W, Demopolis 36732 Exp. 12/2019
Toya T. Burton, D.C., 2731 ML King Jr Blvd, Tuscaloosa 35401   Exp. 12/2018
Rodney Kevin Palmer, D.C., Preceptor Director, PO Box 117, Haleyville  35565   Exp. 12/2020
Travis Allan Lowman, D.C., 2691 Sandlin Rd, SW, Ste A, Decatur 35601 Exp. 12/2018
Mr. Allen Sanderson, Consumer Member, 2204 Brookshire Pl, Mountain Brook 35213 Exp. 12/2020


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2017: *
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 794
Inactive licenses: 28

New licenses: 44
Resident licenses: 707
Non-Resident licenses: 87
  

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