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Georgia

GEORGIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1921

Directory page last updated 5/21/2018

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. 
Adrienne Price, Executive Director
​Doris Williams-McNeely, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Web address: www.sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/14
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (866) 888-1308
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; M-F
Exam Dates: All candidates applying after 1/1/98 must have NBCE Parts I, II, III, & IV; Open-book Law Exam required.
Term: Biennial, renew by December 31st of even-numbered years
Criminal background check: May be required
Fingerprinting: Not Required
Application fee: $75
Licensure fee: $200
Initial license fee: Included in licensure fee
License Renewal fee: $125
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: See Board Rule 100-8-.01 at http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/100-8 for specific information. Practice is allowed if the preceptor/intern/extern is supervised by a Georgia licensed doctor of chiropractic who is approved by the Board. The primary responsibility for the programming and treatment of the patient by the chiroprctic student rests with the Chiropractic Preceptor or other authorized instructor.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Electrical Therapeutic Modalities (Physiological Therapeutics)
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  
Requirements: 20 hours per year, approved by board
Distance Credits Allowed: 10 hours per year
Program Criteria: CCE school or state association programs approved. 15 hours in Clinical
Sciences; (if practice in GA) 4 hours Risk Management and/or Ethics, 1 hour GA Laws and Rules; (if practice is not in GA 5 hours of Risk Management and /or Ethics.

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: No

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: At the board's discretion
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not accepted

Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now *
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now *
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now *
Impairment Review: Can use now *
* at board's discretion
Note: as of 1/1/98, all applicants are required to have successfully completed NBCE Parts I, II, III, & IV
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics  *
Certification: Optional, specific certification required
Additional Education: 120 classroom hours in electrical therapeutic modalities

Additional Examination: None
Additional Fee: None

 * It is required that chiropractors refer to the use of electrical therapeutic modalities as "physical agent modalities".
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: High school diploma, two years general college (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours)  No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education or a board approved successor or a chiropractic school or college which is actively seeking accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education or a board approved successor, which requires a four-year standard college course and is approved by the board.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Applicants who are graduates of educational programs conducted in a foreign country that are not accredited by CCE must submit credentials acceptable to the Board in order to be considered for licensure. Transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency to determine if the professional instruction is substantially equivalent to that of entry-level United States-educated doctors of chiropractic.

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
(See O.C.G.A. §43-9-16 for the definition in Georgia law. The law can be found at www.sos.ga.gov/plb/chiro) The term chiropractic as used in the chapter of the Georgia Law means the adjustment of the articulation of the human body, including ilium, sacrum and coccyx, and in the use of electric, X-ray photography for diagnostic purposes. Doctors of Chiropractic shall have the right to adjust patients according to specific chiropractic methods and shall observe public health regulations, sign health certificates, reporting to the proper health officers the same as other practitioners. Doctors of Chiropractic shall not prescribe or administer medicine to patients, perform surgery, nor practice obstetrics or osteopathy.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes; BRIEF SUMMARY: Licensed, in good standing, for sports or specific performing arts event. Limited to members, coaches, and/or official staff of the team or event for which that chiropractor is designated. In the event that services are requested by a specific athlete or performer, the practice of chiropractic shall be limited to services performed for that individual only. Also - limited to that venue of the event or designated treatment area. Board has authority to audit, review or inspect the venue and chiropractic services. Must practice within Georgia scope and comply with Georgia rules and regulations. Cannot use electrical therapeutic modalities unless in compliance with Georgia laws and rules. Refer to GEORGIA RULES 100-13.01 Travel to Treat; Visiting Practice for complete details.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
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: Handled by Board or outside expert witness
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation

BOARD MEMBERS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Mary Watkins, D.C., President,  Term expires 3/20/2017 (1st Term)
Andy Krantz, D.C., Vice President,  Term expires 8/20/2017 (1st Term)
Robert Alpert, D.C., Term expires 6/10/2020 (1st Term)
Joseph Krzemien, D.C., Term expires 5/15/2019 (1st Term)
David A. Wren, D.C., Term expires 6/17/2021 (2nd Term)
Emily Campbell, Consumer Member, Term expires 6/30/2015 (1st Term)


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/7/2017: 
# of Active licenses: 3,379
# of Inactive licenses: 901
# of Other Status:  142 deceased, 7 revoked, 3,388 lapsed
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus....)            

# of New licensees: 186 (in AY2017 to date)
# of Resident licenses:  unknown
# of Non-Resident licenses:  unknown
# of Chiropractic Assistants:

  

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