Wednesday, May 24, 2017



 
Vermont

VERMONT BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC
Licensure Date: 1947

Directory page updated 1/16/2017

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. 
Diane Lafaille, Licensing Board Specialist
For Information Contact:
Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (802) 828-2390
Fax: (802) 828-2465
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: diane.lafaille@sec.state.vt.us
Web address: www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/professions/chiropractic.aspx
Exam Dates: none; The Board now requires NBCE Parts I, II, III, IV, and Physiotherapy.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: None
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $200
Initial license fee: Included in application fee
Term: Biennial, renew 10/1 even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: $365
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: A student enrolled in a chiropractic college approved by the board, who has completed three years of the curriculum, may work as a chiropractic intern provided he or she is registered with the board. Contact State Board for details.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact board
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Accepts PACE
Requirements: 24 hours every 2 years
Distance Credits Allowed: 24
Program Criteria: n/a
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes

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


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Contact board
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: Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements

Additional Examination: No additional exams
Additional Fee: None

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years at recognized college of arts and sciences, plus high school diploma.  Requirement for 4 year degree under consideration.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education; Fully Accredited only
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 practice of chiropractic means the diagnosis of human ailments and diseases related to subluxations, joint dysfunctions, neuro- muscular and skeletal disorders for the purpose of their detection, correction or referral in order to restore and maintain health, without providing drugs or performing surgery; the use of physical and clinical examinations, conventional radiologic procedures and interpretation, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging read and interpreted by a person so licensed and clinical laboratory procedures to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care; adjunctive therapies approved by the board, by rule, to be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment; and treatment by adjustment or manipulation of the spine or other joints and connected neuromusculoskeletal tissues and bodily articulations.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Permitted for a nonresident licensed chiropractor who comes into the state to treat or to consult on a particular case in this state, to perform research or to participate in or instruct regular or continuing education courses, provided he or she does not otherwise practice in this state.
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, refer to state board for details
Peer Review: No information available
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: There are no laws or rules which will allow for this.
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: Yes

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Vernon Temple, D.C., Chair, 102 Saxtons River Rd, Bellows Falls 05101 Exp. 12/2016
Heather Rice, D.C., Vice Chair, PO Box 483, Shelburne 05482 Exp. 12/2018
Daniel Coane, Exp. 12/2022
Benjamin King, Public Member, Exp. 12/2016


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/6/2016: *
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 256
Inactive licenses: *

New licenses: 11                         *Information not provided
Resident licenses: 193
Non-Resident licenses: 52
  

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