Tuesday, February 28, 2017



 
Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN CHIROPRACTIC
Licensure Date: 1923

Directory page updated 1/9/2017

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. 
Alana Rodriguez, Board Administrator

For Information Contact:
Clerical Staff
Division of Professional Regulation
Three Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (401) 222-1392
Fax: (401) 222-2828
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: Alana.Rodriguez@health.ri.gov
Web address: www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/chiro.php
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 30 days prior to Board meeting, complete with all supporting credentials
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Exam fee: None
Initial license fee: $210
License Renewal fee: $210

Term:
Annual
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: n/a
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 

License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Physiotherapy
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Accepts PACE
 
Requirements: 60 hours in three year (triennial) registration period
Distance Credits Allowed: No less than 50 hours (of the 60 hours required) shall be earned in clinically related courses; At least 30 hours of those 50 hours shall be live didactic learning experiences.
Program Criteria: Approved by CCE, or conducted by Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island. For details contact Board.
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None currently specified


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Applicants must have NBCE Parts I & II and Part III and IV (WCCE), state must have equal qualifications and reciprocate with Rhode Island.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required as of 6/15/1999
Physiotherapy: Accepted; req'd for cert in Physiotherapy
Acupuncture: Not accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Under consideration
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Under consideration
Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration
Impairment Review: Under consideration
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Optional endorsement or notation included with chiropractic license
Additional Education: According to Rules and Regulations

Additional Fee: None
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 4 year pre-chiropractic Bachelor's degree required by statute
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education; Must be fully 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)
The science and art of mechanical and material healing as follows: the employment of a system of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human spinal column and its appendages, by hand and electro-mechanical appliances, and the employment of corrective orthopedics and dietetics for the elimination of the cause of disease.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes, must affiliate with a RI licensed D.C. and be approved by Board.
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Not addressed
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Not required by licensing statute
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, Ph.C., M.C.
Peer Review: Board conducts peer review
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Stephen M. Estner, D.C., Exp. 6/2017
Kevin Donovan, D.C., Exp. 6/2016
Frances Aragao, D.C.,   Exp. 6/2017
Natalie Taylor, Public Representative,  Exp. 6/1/2016


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 1/9/2017: *
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 156
Inactive licenses: 0


* Information not provided
New licenses: 10 (between 1/1/2016 and 12/20/2016)
Resident licenses: n/a
Non-Resident licenses: n/a
 
  

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