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Puerto Rico

JUNTA EXAMINADORA DE QUIROPRACTICOS DE PUERTO RICO
PUERTO RICO BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS


Licensure Date: N/A

Directory page updated 6/2/2015
**No updated information was provided by the Puerto Rico Board for 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. 
Mrs. Omayra Melendez, Secretary to the Board
Ms. Laura Sosa
For Information Contact:
Puerto Rico Department of Health
P.O. Box 10200
Santurce, Puerto Rico 00908-020

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (787) 999-8989 Ext 6588
Fax: (787) 725-7903
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Exam Dates: Twice a year (usually summer & winter)
Application Deadline: One month prior to examination date
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Accepts PACE
Requirements: 45 hours per 3 years as of March 2007
Distance Credits Allowed: *
Program Criteria: *
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: Not at this time
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: 3 contact hours upon license renewal each
Other specific CE training required:
3 contact hours on risk management; CPR upon license renewal - 5 contact hours

EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Jurisprudence starting in 2009
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Starting in 2009
Part II: Starting in 2009
Part III (WCCE): Starting in 2009
Part IV: Starting in 2009
Physiotherapy: Under consideration
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: No
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Contact board
Disciplinary Cases: Contact board
Impairment Review: Contact board
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Under consideration
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS *
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully Accredited
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board for specific information.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Under consideration
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, have an active Puerto Rico license
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Not at this time
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): None
Peer Review: Contact board
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Not regulated - under revision

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Gisela Diaz, D.C., President
Nelson Velez, D.C.
Jose Rodriguez, D.C.


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2008: 453
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 187
Inactive licenses: 266

New licenses: 7
Resident licenses: 142
Non-Resident licenses: 45
* Information not provided
  

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