Tuesday, March 28, 2017



 
South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1932

Directory page updated 1/18/2017

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. 
Veronica Reynolds, Administrator
Vacant, Board Assistant
For Information Contact:
110 Centerview Drive (Zip 29210)
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (803) 896-4587
Fax: (803) 896-4719
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: veronica.reynolds@llr.sc.gov
Web address: www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Chiropractors/
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $150
Exam fee: $0
Term: Biennial, renew by September 30th of even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: $240
Students: May take board exams if within 90 days of graduation and passed all required National Board Examinations
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: No temporary licnese for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE  
Requirements: 36 hours every 2 years. Must include 2 hours in South Carolina rules & regulations and 2 hours of risk management.
Distance Credits Allowed: 18 hours (of the 36) can be distance credits
Program Criteria: South Carolina pre-approved programs only.
Accepts uniform continuing education form:
Yes, additional requirement for attendance certificate
Requiresrisk management to include boundaries training: Yes
 Requires South Carolina rules & regulations training:Yes

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Requirements are listed on website at www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Chiropractors/
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: On-line ethics/jurisprudence (Jurisprudence exam by email)

NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required if graduated after 7/1/87
Part IV: Required if graduated after 7/1/87
Physiotherapy: Accepted; optional
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: (at discretion of board)
Reciprocity/Endorsement: at discretion of board
Disciplinary Cases: at discretion of board
Impairment Review: at discretion of board
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Therapeutic Modalities
Certification: Optional endorsement or notation included with chiropractic license
Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy Examination
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years -- 60 semester hours. No requirement for 4-year degree planned
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by, or has recognized candidate status, or reciprocal agreement with the Council on Chiropractic Education.
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)
(1) Limitation of Practice. Committing any act outside the limitation of practice in this State defined as follows: Persons licensed by the Board shall be limited in their practice to the care a performance of therapeutic or hygienic treatment of patients, the performance of such procedures as are normally followed in giving chiropractic physical examinations, the x-ray of patient and such other procedures as are generally used in the practice of chiropractic. Such other procedures as are generally used in the practice of chiropractic shall be limited, however, to the use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the adjustment and manipulation of articulations and treatment of inter-segmental disorders for alleviation of related neurological, muscular, and osseous joint complex aberrations. Patient care shall be conducted with due regard for environmental, hygiene, sanitation, rehabilitation, and physiological therapeutic procedures designed to assist in the restoration and maintenance of neurological and osseous integrity. None of these diagnostic or therapeutic procedures shall include the use of drugs, surgery, cauterization, desiccation, or coagulation of tissues, rectal examinations, gynecological examinations, obstetrics, catherization with a needle, injection of dyes for radiological procedures, lumbar puncture to obtain spinal fluid, treatment of cancer or x-ray therapy.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Practitioners may not advertise or hold themselves out as a specialist or specializing in any activity other than those for which they have received a certification for that specialty from a specialty council approved by the American Chiropractic Association or International Chiropractors Association, or a specialty taught by a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or its equivalent specialty board or council or specialty approved by the Board.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Contact board for policy
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: At discretion of board
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Not in Practice Act
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: None
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
John R. McGinnis, D.C., Chair, Exp. 6/2020
Jeanne McDaniel-Green, D.C., Vice-Chair, Exp. 6/2018
Ralph D. Roles, D.C., Exp. 6/12/2018
Douglas B. Hughes, Jr., D.C., Exp. 6/2018
Richard D. Heavner, D.C., Exp. 6/2020
Norman E. Ouzts, Jr., D.C., Exp. 6/2018
Beth R. Ehlich, D.C.,  Exp. 7/2020
Antony H. Kyles, D.C.,  Exp. 7/2020
Patricia L. Weaver, Public Member, Exp. 6/2016


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2016: 1,571
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 1,571
Inactive licenses: n/a

New licenses: 83
Resident licenses: *
Non-Resident licenses: *

*Information not provided
  

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