Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Licensure Date: 1933

Directory page updated 4/13/2017

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. 
Kim Gaedeke, Director, Bureau of Professional Licensing
Kerry Ryan Przybylo, J.D., Board Support Manager
Joseph Campbell, Legal Affairs/Enforcement Division Director
For Information Contact:
Bureau of Professional Licensing
611 W. Ottawa (zip 48933)
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Web address: www.michigan.gov/healthlicense
Phone: (517) 373-8068

Email: bplhelp@michigan.gov

Time Zone: Eastern

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Exam Dates: As of 1/1/2001, no exam given
Term: Biennial, renew by November 30th
Criminal background check: Yes
Fingerprinting: Yes
Initial license fee: $121.20
License Renewal fee: $191.90
Relicensure fee: $141.20
Education Limited:  $50.50
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: With Limited License, current students may practice under supervision of licensed D.C. if part of educational program for not more than six (6) months.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: none 
Requirements: Not less than 30 hours of board-approved programs in the previous 2 years.
Distance Credits Allowed: 15 hrs
Program Criteria: Must relate to the general subject area of the practice of chiropractic

Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
Requires sexual boundaries training: 1 hour
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: 1 hour ethics; 1 hour sexual boundaries; 1 hour pain & symptom management; 2 hours physical measures must be completed by attending a live, in-person program; 2 hours on the performance and ordering of tests must be completed by attending a live, in-person program, as well as one time training in Human Trafficking. All chiropractic college sponsored post-graduate CE and college undergraduate class time will be accepted for CE credit.

If licensed in another state for a minimum of five years, verification of unencumbered license status is acceptable proof of competence.  If licensed in another state less than five years, must establish that  applicant passed Parts I-IV of the National Board Examination that is conducted and scored by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and provide verification of unencumbered license.

Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use
Disciplinary Cases: May use
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physical Therapy
Certification: Not permitted for chiropractors - requires specific license in physical therapy
Additional Education: N/A

Additional Examination: N/A
Additional Fee: N/A

Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: No specific requirement.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Practice of Chiropractic means that discipline within the healing arts that deals with the human nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and their interrelationship with other body systems.
Practice of chiropractic includes: (i) diagnosis of human conditions and disorders of the human musculo- skeletal and nervous systems as they relate to subluxations, misalignments and joint dysfunctions. These diagnoses shall be for the purpose of detecting and correcting those conditions and disorders or offering advice to seek treatment from other health professionals in order to restore and maintain health. (ii) evaluation of conditions or symptoms related to subluxations, misalignments and joint dysfunction through any of the following: (A) physical examination; (B) taking and reviewing of patient health information; (C) performance, ordering, or use of tests (regulated by rules promulgated under section 16423); (D) performance, ordering or use of x-ray; (E) performance, ordering or use of tests that were allowed under section 16423 as of 12/1/2009. (iii) chiropractic adjustment of subluxations, misalignments and joint dysfunction and the treatment of related bones and tissues for the establishment of neural integrity and structural stability. (iv) use of physical measures, analytical instruments, nutritional advice, rehabilitative exercise and adjustment apparatus regulated by rules promulgated under section 16423.
The practice of chiropractic does NOT include any of the following: (a) performance of any procedure that cuts or punctures the skin; (b) dispensing or prescribing of drugs or medicine; (c) except for diagnostic purposes only, the use of x-ray; (d) performance of an invasive procedure involving a body orifice or cavity unless allowed by rules promulgated under section 16423 and limited to examinations involving the ears, nose and throat; (e) treatment of fractures or dislocations; (f) performance or ordering of non-x-ray diagnostic imaging tests that were not allowed under section 16423 as of 12/1/2009.

Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Must have a MI license; must work under the supervision and delegation of a MI licensed chiropractor; or must meet the criteria for exemption of licensure as defined in the MI Public Health Code, 1978 PA 368, as amended, section 333.16171.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Permitted, consent is required
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: No information available
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Donald M. Reno, D.C., Professional Member, Chair, Harrison Township, Exp. 12/2019
Ronald H. Wilcox, Jr., D.C., Professional Member, Vice Chair, Wyoming, Exp. 12/2019
Thomas M. Klapp, D.C., Professional Member, Ann Arbor, Exp. 12/2018
Lewis Squires, D.C., Professional Member, Scottville Exp. 12/2020 
Christopher B. Dean, D.C., Professional Member, Troy, Exp. 12/2018
Robert M. Huta, Public Member, Gaylord, Exp. 12/2019
Robert Maciolek, Public Member, Macomb, Exp. 12/2017
Robyn W. Peake, Public Member, Paw Paw, Exp. 12/2017
Please send all correspondence to the Michigan Board of Chiropractic

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/2017: *
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 3,009
Inactive licenses: *

New licenses: *
Resident licenses: *
Non-Resident licenses: *
*Information not available

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