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HAWAII STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1925


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. 
 

Lynn Bhanot, Executive Director     
         
For Information Contact:        
  Licensing Branch
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
335 Merchant Street 
Honolulu, HI 96813
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
   Phone: (808) 586-3000  
  Web Address: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/chiropractor     Email Address: chiropractor@dcca.hawaii.gov    

Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm; M - F   Time Zone: Hawaii
 

Exam Dates: n/a

  Exam Fee: n/a
Application/Transcript Deadline: None   Criminal Background Check: No

Application Fee: $50, (non-refundable), separate checks

  Require Fingerprinting: No
     
Initial License Fee: $150 plus $110 Compliance Resolution Fee (total $260) for 2 years   
License Renewal Fee: $150 plus $110 per year Compliance Resolution Fee (total $260)     
Term: Biennial, renew December 31 odd-numbered years     
   
Students: May not sit for board exams prior to graduation  
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduates (not yet licensed) may not practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No
 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a    
         
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
  Requirements: 20 hours per biennium, due each odd-numbered year at time of renewal.
Distance Credits Allowed: No limit
Program Criteria: Board approves programs. Subject material must be directly related to the concepts of chiropractic principles and practice, including diagnostic procedures, patient care, patient management. Practice building seminars or acupuncture seminars not approved.
Board accepts the uniform continuing education form: No
Board requires sexual boundaries training: No
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: CE courses must be approved by Hawaii board in order to apply credits toward license renewal. Must be practice related only; no practice building or acupuncture CE.
         
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: None
 
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
         
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS:     SPEC:
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted 
  Restoration of Lapsed License, Disciplinary Cases and Impairment Review; May be used in lieu of Part IV
         
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Modalities
 

Certification: Included as part of chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None

         
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure:
Completion of 60 semester hours or equivalent of college credit leading toward a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college, as required by CCE Standards. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
  Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions:
Graduation from a chiropractic college accredited by, or recognized as a candidate for accreditation, by any chiropractic accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

SCASA accreditation accepted for those graduating while SCASA was recognized by the USDE. (Before 6/04/93) Exemption: those who matriculated in any chiropractic college prior to 10/15/84.
         
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)
Chiropractic is defined to be the science of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human spinal column by hand; provided that the practice of chiropractic as contemplated and set for th in this chapter may include the use of necessary patient evaluation and management procedures of the human spinal column, hot or cold packs, whirlpool, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise, traction, electrical and electromechanical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, myofascial release, diathermy, infrared, and chiropractic spinal manipulative treatment and extraspinal evaluations for the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions related to the human spinal column, subject to the restrictions contained in this chapter; and provided further that the practice of chiropractic as contemplated and set forth in this chapter shall not include the practice of lomilomi or massage. For the purposes of this section, spinal refers to the five spinal regions:
cervical region (includes atlanto-occipital joint); thoracic region (includes costovertebral and costotransverse joint); lumbar region; sacral region; and pelvic (sacro-iliac joint) region.
         
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
  Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Silent
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Not part of chiropractic laws/rules, but may be in insurance code/business code
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: Handled by separate investigative division, then Administrative Hearings Office hears the cases and makes recommendations to the Board for disciplinary actions.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians:  Silent
         
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Robert E. Klein, D.C., Chair,  Exp. 6/2015
James A. Pleiss, D.C., Vice Chair, Exp. 6/2018
Lawrence A. Redmond, D.C.,   Exp. 6/2016 
Kathleen T. Kang-Kaulupali, Public Member,  Exp. 6/2017
Linda M. Kikuta, Public Member,  Exp. 6/2018
 
Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office - Board of Chiropractic Examiners, PO Box 3469, Honolulu, HI  96801
         
STATISTICAL INFORMATION:  Total # of Licensees as of 2/16/2014: 635
  Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 485
Inactive licenses: 130
Resident licenses: 362
Non-Resident licenses: 273
 

 

          Updated 7/10/2014

 

 

 

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