Licensure Date: 1911 - Association formed;
1913 - for Chiropractic Act;
1915 - First chiropractor, D. Anna Fay, licensed May 12

Directory page last updated 5/12/2020

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. 
  Tucker Poling, General Counsel
For Information Contact:
800 SW Jackson
Lower Level, Suite A
Topeka, KS 66612

Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
Phone: (785) 296-8563
Fax: (785) 296-0852
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: susan.gile@ks.gov
Web address: www.ksbha.org
Exam Dates: No state exam administered
Term: Annual, renew by January 31st
Criminal background check: Yes (initial license and reinstatement)
Fingerprinting: Yes
Application fee: $300
Temporary Permit Fee: $50
License Renewal fee: $330 (Active and Federal Active Status)
    $150 (Inactive Status)
    $150 (Exempt Status)
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. if completed three years of chiropractic college.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No 
License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification: n/a 
Requirements: 50 continuing medical education (CME) credits during the 18-month period immediately preceding license expiration date; 100 credits of CME during the 30-month period immediately preceding license expiration date; 150 credits of CME during the 42-month period immediately preceding license expiration date. 
Distance Credits Allowed: No limit
Program Criteria: Approved by Kansas Chiropractic Assoc. and/or PACE
Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes
Requires sexual boundaries training: No
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Other specific CE training required: None



Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required, if graduated after 6/17/1988
Part IV: Required, if graduated after 4/1997
Physiotherapy: Required (see below)
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use
Reinstatement Lapsed License: At board's discretion
Disciplinary Cases: At board's discretion
Impairment Review: At board's discretion


PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiotherapy, also recognize "adjunctive techniques" used by Cleveland Chiropractic College and “Active Care” and “Passive Care” used by Palmer College
Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education:
120 hours chiropractic physiotherapy hours on transcript
Additional Examination: Must have NBCE Physiotherapy exam with a 375 or above.
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: An applicant who enrolls in a chiropractic college on or after January 1, 2000 shall present proof of having received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school or college before licensure is granted. The baccalaureate degree can be earned while attending an accredited school or college.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Council on Chiropractic Education
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Graduates of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College accepted as candidates for licensure. Must be CCE Canada. Contact board for specific information.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
For the purpose of this Act, the following persons shall be deemed to be engaged in the practice of chiropractic: (1) Persons who examine, analyze and diagnose the human living body, and its diseases by the use of any physical, thermal, or manual method and use the X-ray diagnosis and analysis taught in any recognized chiropractic school; and (2) Persons who adjust any misplaced tissue of any kind, or nature, manipulate, or treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical or natural methods or by the use of physical means, physiotherapy (including light, heat, water or exercise), or by the use of foods, food concentrates, or food extracts, or who apply first aid and hygiene. Doctors of Chiropractic are expressly prohibited from prescribing or administering to any person medicine, or drugs in materia medica, or from performing any surgery, as hereinabove stated or from practicing obstetrics.
Board regulates specialty council certification: n/a
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: No
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: Yes
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes, $200,000 per claim; $600,000 annual aggregate
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Peer Review: DC Review Committee, Impaired Provider Program
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: This term is not defined by the Kansas Healing Arts Act
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.  The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts is composed of 3 Doctors of Chiropractic, 5 Medical Doctors, 1 Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 3 Doctors of Osteopathy, and 3 public members.
Robin D. Durrett, D.O, President, Great Bend, Exp. 6/2020
Steven J Gould, D.C., Vice President, Cheney Exp. 6/2022
Mark Balderston, D.C., Hutchinson, Exp. 6/2018
M. Myron Leinwetter, D.O., Rossville, Exp. 6/2019
John Settich, Ph.D., Public Member, Atkinson Exp. 6/2022
David Laha, D.P.M., Overland Park, Exp. 06/2020
Anne Hodgdon, Public Member, Lenexa Exp. 6/2019
Garold O. Minns, M.D., Bel Aire Exp. 06/2020

Tom Estep, M.D., Shawnee, Exp. 06/2022
Joel R. Hutchins, M.D., Holton, Exp. 6/2020
Kimberly J. Templeton, M.D., Leawood, Exp. 6/2021
Steve Kelly, Public Member, Newton, Exp. 06/2022
Douglas Milfeld, M.D., Wichita, Exp. 6/2019
Ronald Varner, D.O., Augusta, Exp. 6/2021
R. Jerry DeGrado, D.C., Wichita, Exp. 6/2019


STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/6/2016: 1,347


# of Active licenses: 1,118
# of Inactive licenses: 133
# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...) 
# of Exempt: 93
# of Fed Active: 2     
# of New Licensees:  87
# of Resident licenses: 1,154
# of Non-Resident licenses: 193  
# of Chiropractic Assistants: