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US Virgin Islands

US VIRGIN ISLANDS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: N/A

Directory page updated 2/9/2017

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. 
Deborah Richardson-Peter, MPA, Director, Professional Licensing & Health Planning
For Information Contact:
Kiese Sam
Virgin Island Board of Chiropractic Examiners
1303 Hospital Ground, Suite 10
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Time Zone: Eastern/Atlantic
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F

kiese.sam@doh.vi.gov
Phone: (340) 774-7477 Ext 5074 (Main Office)
*Fax: (340) 777-4001 (contact Janice George)
*E-Mail Address: deborah.richardson@usvi-doh.org
* applicants can fax or email requests to receive an application

Exam Dates: Second week of June and November
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 8 weeks prior to exam date

Term: Biennially, renew October 1
Exam fee: $145
Initial license fee: $200
License Renewal fee: $200
Students: May not sit for examination prior to graduating
Temporary Licenses: No provisions
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Requirements:  Contact board for information


CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT:
Applicants must take full Virgin Islands Board exam
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY V.I.: Practical
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS  
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Accepted
Physiotherapy: Accepted
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Not defined; pending
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Test applicant must hold BS or BA or equivalent
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: US Council on Chiropractic Education
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: CCE - Canada

SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Practice of chiropractic means the diagnosis and treatment of human ailments, as taught by a school or college of chiropractic accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, recognized by the United States Department of Education, including A) the detection and correction of structural and functional imbalance, nerve interference, distortion, misalignment and subluxations in the human body and their effects for the purpose of restoring and maintaining health; B) all appropriate physiotherapy procedures and other appropriate treatment to restore and maintain the nervous, muscular or skeletal systems and the general health of the human body by manual or instrument correction; C) the taking of case histories, examining and evaluating the patient, ordering or performing laboratory and other diagnostic tests, as needed, diagnosing the condition and then treating, managing, co-managing or referring to other specialists, as warranted; and D) the performance of health promotion and wellness procedures and services, including exercise, nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction, and education and counseling on general health matters, in accordance with the standards and practices of the Council on Chiropractic Education, recognized by the United States Department of Education.

OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed plus Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: None
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation 

BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Elizabeth Masiello, D.C., Chair
Robert Monokian, D.C., Secretary
Robert DeBonis, D.C., Member
Jeffrey Miller, Lay Member
Kevin Lenahan, D.C., Member


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 11/2014: 29
Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 29
Inactive licenses: *

New licenses: *
Resident licenses: 19
Non-Resident licenses: 10
 *Information not provided
  

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