Friday, December 15, 2017



 
Montana

MONTANA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1918, by people's initiative

Directory page last 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. 
Dennis Clark, Executive Officer

For Information Contact:
301 South Park
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Time Zone: Mountain
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (406) 841-2390
Fax: (406) 841-2305
(Do not use FAX or email for applications)

Email: dlibsdchi@mt.gov
Web address: www.chiropractor.mt.gov
Exam Dates: Board no longer gives state exams
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting:  No
Application fee: $300
Initial license fee: $0
Term: Annual, renew by September 1
License Renewal fee: $200 active, $100 inactive
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C., provided they file preceptor application and letter from school. Temporary permits are available to graduated D.C.s to practice under licensed D.C. while waiting to take National Boards Part IV, or SPEC
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Yes, as an intern 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Impairment Evaluators Certification (acupuncture license issued by the Board of Medical Examiners)
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
Requirements: 13 hours per year
Distance Credits Allowed: 13 hours
Program Criteria: Courses must meet the CE rule of approved CE.  Effective April 23, 2016, the Board does not review or approve courses that do not meet the rule.
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Board requires Professional Boundaries & Ethics: Yes, 1 hour every year in addition to the regular 12 hours of CE
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None

Optional Licenses or Certification: Impairment Evaluator Certification requires 4 hours CE every 4 years. This is in addition to their regular 13 hours of CE (including Ethics and Boundaries). Not a requirement for licensure.

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Other states current licensing requirements must be equivalent otherwise NBCE SPEC must be passed or Montana state requirements must be met.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence Exam
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Required
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Currently used for: Endorsement or terminated License; Disciplinary cases
Not used for: Impairment Review   * Apply to Board to take SPEC Exam
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 academic years of college or university work if chiropractic college was matriculated prior to October 1, 1995. Montana requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in addition to a Doctor of Chiropractic with the exception of the following:  A person who is licensed in another state or who previously graduated from or was enrolled in a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education on or before October 1, 1995, is exempt from the bachelor's degree requirement.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education  Note: All candidates must be graduates of colleges that are CCE 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)
Chiropractic is the system of specific adjustment or manipulation of the articulations and tissues of the body, particularly of the spinal column, for the correction of nerve interference and includes the use of recognized diagnostic and treatment methods as taught in chiropractic colleges, but does not include surgery or the prescription or use of drugs. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic may diagnose, palpate, and treat the human body by the application of manipulative, manual, mechanical, and dietetic methods, including chiropractic physiotherapy, the use of supportive appliances, analytical instruments, and diagnostic X-ray in accordance with guidelines promulgated or approved by the State or Federal Health Regulatory Agencies.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Must document specialty with board prior to placing advertisement.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Must be licensed in Montana.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor): Chiropractic Doctor
Peer Review: Montana Chiropractic Legal Panel handles peer review for malpractice
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Lee Hudson, D.C., Professional Member, President, 1301 12th Ave S, Ste 104, Great Falls 59405 Exp. 1/2018
Amy Pezo, D.C., Professional Member Vice President, 1617 Euclid Ave, Ste 5, Helena 59601 Exp. 1/2017
VJ Maddio, D.C., Professional Member, Secretary, 827 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena 59601   Exp. 1/2018
Gregory Pisk, D.C., Professional Member, 178 2nd Avenue East N., Kalispell  59901   Exp. 1/2019
Sheryl Olson, Public Member, 1027 Missoula Ave., Helena  59601   Exp. 1/2018


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2016: 
# of Active licenses: 407
# of Inactive licenses: 73

# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)    
# of New licensees: 24 (Dec 2015 to Dec 2016)
# of Resident licenses: 390 (inactive & active)
# of Non-Resident licenses: 90
# of Chiropractic Assistants:
  

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