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WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1925 approx.

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. 
 

Barbara L. Johnson, Executive Secretary     
         
For Information Contact:        
  415 ½ D Street, Suite #6
P.O. Box 8532
So. Charleston, WV 25303
    Phone: (304) 746-7839 
Fax: (304) 746-0794 
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Application Requests Must Be In Writing
  Web address: www.boc.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx   
    E-Mail Address: wvchiroboard@frontier.com

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Monday - Thursday   Time Zone: Eastern
 
Exam Dates: 2/06/2014; 8/07/2014
Application/Transcript Deadline: 6 weeks prior to exam date; 12/26/2013, 6/26/2014
         

Exam Fee: $ 150

  Criminal Background Check: Yes 
Initial License Fee: $ 25   Require Fingerprinting: Yes
License Renewal Fee: $ 200 - Resident,
                                $ 100 - Non Resident or Retired
  Term: annual, renew July 1st   
         
Students: Must be graduate to sit for Board.     
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may work under direct supervision of licensed D.C. Contact Board for more details. 
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No   
 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: Physiotherapy (considered optional but preferred); however, required to perform and bill.    
         
CONTINUING EDUCATION:
  Requirements: 18 hours per year. May complete six (6)hours online out of the required eighteen hours per year.
# of Distance Credits Allowed: 6
Program Criteria: At the discretion of the Board - approves either sponsor or program. Reputable sponsors, instructors from approved chiropractic colleges.
Board accepts the uniform continuing education form:
Yes
Board requires sexual boundaries training: No
Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: No
Other special areas of specific CE training required: Varies
         
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Handled on case-by-case basis, state must have requirements equivalent to West Virginia and reciprocate with WV.
 
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: Oral jurisprudence exam and interview with Board.
         
NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS:     SPEC:
Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required *
Physiotherapy: Accepted (Required to perform & bill)
Acupuncture: Accepted 
*Minimum passing score for Part IV 475.
  Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now 
Impairment Review: Not planning to use
         
PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutic Procedures
 

Certification: Optional endorsement or notation included with chiropractic license
Additional Education: 120 hours in subject
Additional Examination: Must take state exam / NBCE P.T. 
Additional Fee: None 

         
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: 2 years or 60 semester hours
Requirement for 4 year degree - July 1, 2005, pre-chiropractic college matriculation.
  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 practices and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges. These shall include the use of diagnostic, analytical and therapeutic procedures specifically including the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column; included is the treatment of intersegmental disorders for alleviation of related neurological aberrations. Patient care and management is conducted with due regard for environment and nutritional factors, as well as first aid, hygiene, sanitation, rehabilitation and physiological therapeutic procedures designed to assist in the restoration and maintenance of neurological integrity and homeostatic balance.
         
OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
  Board regulates specialty council certification: Cannot claim to be certified unless shows proof of certification or diplomate status.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Case by case basis with approval from Board for limited period of time
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: No
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: Handled by separate organization or committee
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: See code, Title 4, Series 1, § 4-1-2; 4-1-13
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians:  No
         
BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
 
Roger A. Kritzer, D.C., Chairman, 220 Virginia Avenue, Fairmont  26554   Exp. 6/2014
Jeffrey L. Summers, D.C., Vice-Chairman, PO Box 4003, Charleston 25364   Exp. 6/2015
Barry A. Stowers, D.C., Investigative Officer, 111 Lewis Street, Oak Hill 25901  Exp. 6/2013  
Holly L. Harvey, D.C., Secretary, Route 1, Box 104, Union  24983  Exp. 6/2016
H. Jarrett "Jerry" Walker, Public Member, 11 Quail Cove Rd, Charleston  25314  Exp. 6/2015
   

STATISTICAL INFORMATION:  Total # of Licensees as of 12/30/2013: 320
  Of these licensees, there are:
Active licenses: 320
Inactive licenses: 100
New licenses: 10
Resident licenses: 251
Non-Resident licenses: 69
 

        Updated 5/6/2014

 

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