TENNESSEE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: N/A
Directory page updated 12/28/2015
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|Michael Sobowale, LLM, Administrative Director
|For Information Contact:
Tennessee Department of Health
Division of Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
|Phone: (615) 770-3803
Fax: (615) 253-8724
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Web address: http://tn.gov/health/topic/Chiro-board
|Exam Dates: No; Exam interviews
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Criminal background check: Yes
|Application fee: $360 (plus state regulatory fee)
State Regulatory Fee: $10
License Renewal fee: $260 (plus state regulatory fee)
|Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice (only in the physical presence of) under licensed D.C.
|Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Cannot practice without a temp and supervisor or full license.
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a; Interview of final application process with board member before approval.
|CONTINUING EDUCATION: Accepts PACE
Program Criteria: The Board accepts for license renewal continuing education courses approved by statute (International Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association), and courses provided by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board's PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) programs that are consistent with Rule 0260-02-.12. However, no courses approved by FCLB PACE on the topics of philosophy or practice-building are approved.
|Requirements: 24 hours per year
Distance Credits Allowed: 6 maximum of the 24
Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
|Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal 3 hours
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: 3 hours
Other specific CE training required: Tennessee statutory and chiropractic regulatory Jurisprudence
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Granted only on an individual basis. All applicants are required to take the SPEC if they have not had Parts I-IV & PT of NBCE
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: An oral interview with a board member before approval for a license as part of the final application process.
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
|SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Required
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Verified
Disciplinary Cases: Verified
Impairment Review: Verified
order to offer acupuncture as a service in practice, must have
acupuncture exam and complete 250 hours from an acupuncture course
accredited by an agency or entity approved by the Board.
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
|Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: As per college requirements
|Additional Examination: Must have both NBCE and state physiotherapy exam
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 full academic years of college (60-hour) pre-matriculation or university work of at least 60 semester hours requirement or a bachelors level education (or its equivalent) requirement prior to licensure.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education;Fully Accredited
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Similar education, and information for application translated into English. Contact board for specific information.
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State Board rules for detailed explanation as defined by state law)
The practice and procedures shall include procedures or palpation, examination of the spine and chiropractic clinical findings accepted by the Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners as a basis for the adjustment of the spinal column and adjacent tissues for the correction of nerve interference and articular dysfunction. Patient care shall be conducted with due regard for nutrition, environment, hygiene, sanitation and rehabilitation designed to assist in the restoration and maintenane of neurological integrity and homeostatic balance.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
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): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: No Board peer review at this time.
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: Assistants who perform therapy must be state certified as of 6/2000.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/15/2015: *
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Chris Alexander, D.C., President, 270 West Church Street, Suite E, Lexington, TN 38351 Exp. 4/2018
Sheila Fitzgerald, Citizen Member, Secretary, 304 Harpeth Hills Drive, Franklin, TN 37069 Exp. 4/2018
Richard Cole, D.C., Board Member, 2845 Summer Oaks Dr., Bartlett, TN 38134 Exp. 4/2016
Joseph Frank Amato, D.C., Board Member, 4012 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663 Exp. 4/2020
Andrea Selby, D.C., 2303 Crestmoor Road, Nashville, TN 37205 Exp. 4/2017
Cole James Hosenfeld, D.C., 4307 Ball Camp Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921 Exp. 4/2019
Nancy Strawn, Citizen Member, 398 Palmer Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024 Exp. 4/2016
|Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 1,714
New licenses: *
|Resident licenses: *
Non-Resident licenses: *
* Information not provided