Monday, August 21, 2017



 
District of Columbia

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC
Licensure Date: 1929

Directory page updated 1/5/2017

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. 
Frank B. Meyers, J.D., Executive Director
For Information Contact:
D.C. Board of Chiropractic
899 North Capitol St. NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002

Web address: www.hpla.doh.dc.gov

Phone: (202) 724-8800
Fax: (202) 442-8117
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm; M-F
Exam Dates: Second Tuesday in March, July and November
Application Deadline: 60 days in advance of exam date and for re-exams (exceptions are at the discretion of the Board)
Application fee: $568 (chiropractic licensure); $839 (chiropractic & 1 ancillary procedure); $1,110 (chiropractic & 2 ancillary procedures); $110 chiropractic re-examination
Term: Biennial, renew Dec. 31 even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: $ 300; ancillary procedures $153 plus application fees of $85 each
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes
Students: may not sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with Board approval.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No.  Applicants may participate in a preceptorship and practice under the supervision of a Board approved licensed chiropractor.
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic    Optional Certification: Ancillary procedures; Acupuncture; Physiotherapy
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
 
Requirements: 24 hours during 2 year period of active license
Distance Credits Allowed: Yes
Program Criteria: Courses provided or sponsored by CCE or ACA, ICA, or board approval.

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No (However, the Board adopted a policy on guidelines & CE's. View our website at www.doh.gov/boc)
Other specific CE training required: None


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Applicants must pass the District of Columbia jurisprudence examination and NBCE examination.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: DC laws and regulations.

NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required (for Ancillary Procedures Cert)
Acupuncture: Required (for Ancillary Procedures Cert)
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: N/A
Reinstatement Lapsed License: At Board's discretion - up to 5 years
Disciplinary Cases: At Board's discretion
Impairment Review: At Board's discretion
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Ancillary Procedures
Certification: Optional, specific certification required
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination:Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
ACUPUNCTURE: Termed Ancillary Procedures
 
Certification: Optional; No specific requirements
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: Must have passed NBCE Acupuncture Exam
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Must have successfully completed two years of education at the baccalaureate level at an accredited college or university, and must be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic program.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: School is fully accredited at time of applicant's graduation by 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 the detecting and correcting of subluxations that cause vertebral, neuromuscular, or skeletal disorder, by adjustment of the spine or manipulation of bodily articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health; the use of x-rays, physical examination, and examination by noninvasive instrumentation for the detection of subluxations; and the referral of a patient for diagnostic x-rays, tests, and clinical laboratory procedures in order to determine a regimen of chiropractic care or to form a basis of referral of patients to other licensed health care professionals. The practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs, surgery, or injections, but may include, upon certification by the Board, counseling about hygienic and other noninvasive ancillary procedures authorized by rules issued pursuant to this act."

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes. See policy on Travel to Treat at www.doh.dc.gov/boc
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Contact board for exemption to licensure requirements
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: No peer review by Board or any connected committee
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Pending
Test Score Verification: Examinees are notified within 30 days

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Keita Vanterpool, D.C., Chiropractic Member, Chairperson
Miya Bazley, D.C., Chiropractic Member
Justin Klein, D.C., Chiropractic Member
Justin Palmer, MPA, Consumer Member
Torey Mack, M.D., Department of Health Designee

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/5/2017: 170 (67 with Ancillary Privileges in Physiotherapy)
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 160
Inactive licenses: 10


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Resident licenses: *
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