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VIRGINIA BOARD OF MEDICINE
Department of Health Professions
Licensure Date: 1920

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. 
 

William L. Harp, M.D., Executive Director    
         
For Information Contact:        
  Alan Heaberlin, Deputy Director, Licensure
(804) 367-4472
    Sharon Clonton, Licensure Support Technician 
(804) 367-4501
  Disciplinary Questions:
Lynn Taylor, Sr. Admin. Assistant
(804) 367-4571
     
  Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
    Fax: (804) 527-4426 
(Do not use FAX for applications)
  Web address: www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/  
    E-Mail: medbd@dhp.virginia.gov

Office Hours: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm; M - F   Time Zone: Eastern
 
Exam Dates: None
Application/Transcript Deadline: None   Criminal Background Check: No
Initial License Fee: $ 277   Require Fingerprinting:  Yes
License Renewal Fee: $ 271 (2014 only)   Term: Biennial   
         
Students: Does not apply
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may not perform any act that constitutes the practice of chiropractic under direct supervision of licensed D.C. No temporary permit for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: N/A
 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a    
         
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
  Requirements: 60 CE hours biennially
Distance Credits Allowed: n/a
Program Criteria: n/a
Board accepts the uniform continuing education form:
No
Board requires sexual boundaries training: No
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: No
         
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Applicants must have passed appropriate NBCE exams
 
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: None
         
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS:     SPEC:
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
Physiotherapy: Not required
Acupuncture: Not required 
  Reciprocity/Endorsement: Accepted
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Accepted
Disciplinary Cases: Accepted
Impairment Review: Accepted
Note: Graduates after 1/31/96 must have NBCE Parts I through IV. Graduates from 1/31/91 - 1/31/96 must have I, II, & III. Graduates from 7/1/65 to 1/31/91 must have I, II, & III or I, & II & SPEC plus evidence of licensure in another state for 2 yrs. Graduates prior to 7/1/65 must pass SPEC and have licensure in another state for 2 years immediately preceding the application.    
         
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy
 

 

Certification: The use of modalities included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
Additional Examination: No specific requirements
Additional Fee: None 

  Chiropractors may refer patients to physical therapists
         
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: No statutory requirement
No requirement for 4-year degree planned   
  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)
Practice of Chiropractic means the adjustment of the twenty-four movable vertebrae of the spinal column, and assisting nature for the purpose of normalizing the transmission of nerve energy. It does not include the use of surgery, obstetrics, osteopathy, nor the administration of any drugs, medicines, serums or vaccines.
         
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
  Board regulates specialty council certification: No
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Full VA license required; consultation does not require a license.
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance:
No
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above. When using Dr. or Doctor, must be accompanied by the term chiropractor, chiropractic, or D.C.
Peer Review: No information available
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
         
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
The Virginia Board is composed of 11 M.D.s, 1 Doctor of Chiropractic, 1 Doctor of Osteopathy, 1 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, and three public members.
Stuart Mackler, M.D., President, 9960 Mayland Dr, Ste 300, Henrico  23233    Exp. 6/2014
Note: Please mail any correspondence to Dr. Mackler in care of the board office.
         
STATISTICAL INFORMATION:  Total # of Licensees as of 12/2013: 1,636
  Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 1,636
Inactive licenses: 118
New licenses: n/a
Resident licenses: *
Non-Resident licenses: *
*Information not provided
 

        Updated 7/29/2014

 

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