Licensure Date: 1932

**No updated information was provided by the South Carolina Board for the 2018 Directory**

Directory page last updated 5/21/2018

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. 
Mack Williams, Administrator Henry Tiller, Board Assistant
​Mary League, Board Attorney
For Information Contact:
110 Centerview Drive (Zip 29210)
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329

Time Zone: Eastern
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M-F
Phone: (803) 896-4587
Fax: (803) 896-4719
(Do not use FAX for applications)

Email: williamsm@llr.sc.gov 
Web address: www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Chiropractors/
Application/ Transcript Deadline: n/a
Criminal background check: No
Fingerprinting: No
Application fee: $150
Exam fee: $0
Term: Biennial, renew by September 30th of even-numbered years
License Renewal fee: $240
Students: May take board exams if within 90 days of graduation and passed all required National Board Examinations
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: No temporary licnese for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: No  License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Requirements: 36 hours every 2 years. Must include 2 hours in South Carolina rules & regulations and 2 hours of risk management.
Distance Credits Allowed: 18 hours (of the 36) can be distance credits
Program Criteria: South Carolina pre-approved programs only.
Accepts uniform continuing education form:
Yes, additional requirement for attendance certificate
Requiresrisk management to include boundaries training: Yes
 Requires South Carolina rules & regulations training:Yes

CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: Requirements are listed on website at www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Chiropractors/
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: On-line ethics/jurisprudence (Jurisprudence exam by email)



Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required if graduated after 7/1/87
Part IV: Required if graduated after 7/1/87
Physiotherapy: Accepted; optional
Acupuncture: Accepted
SPEC: (at discretion of board)
Reciprocity/Endorsement: at discretion of board
Disciplinary Cases: at discretion of board
Impairment Review: at discretion of board



PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Therapeutic Modalities
Certification: Optional endorsement or notation included with chiropractic license Additional Examination: NBCE Physiotherapy Examination
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: For pre-professional education the Board requires a certified copy of the applicant’s transcript from an accredited pre-professional college. The transcript must indicate at least two years (60 semester hours) toward a degree from a college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or an accrediting agency of equal status and recognition. 
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by, or has recognized candidate status, or reciprocal agreement with the Council on Chiropractic Education.
SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
(1) Limitation of Practice. Committing any act outside the limitation of practice in this State defined as follows: Persons licensed by the Board shall be limited in their practice to the care a performance of therapeutic or hygienic treatment of patients, the performance of such procedures as are normally followed in giving chiropractic physical examinations, the x-ray of patient and such other procedures as are generally used in the practice of chiropractic. Such other procedures as are generally used in the practice of chiropractic shall be limited, however, to the use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the adjustment and manipulation of articulations and treatment of inter-segmental disorders for alleviation of related neurological, muscular, and osseous joint complex aberrations. Patient care shall be conducted with due regard for environmental, hygiene, sanitation, rehabilitation, and physiological therapeutic procedures designed to assist in the restoration and maintenance of neurological and osseous integrity. None of these diagnostic or therapeutic procedures shall include the use of drugs, surgery, cauterization, desiccation, or coagulation of tissues, rectal examinations, gynecological examinations, obstetrics, catherization with a needle, injection of dyes for radiological procedures, lumbar puncture to obtain spinal fluid, treatment of cancer or x-ray therapy.
Board regulates specialty council certification: Practitioners may not advertise or hold themselves out as a specialist or specializing in any activity other than those for which they have received a certification for that specialty from a specialty council approved by the American Chiropractic Association or International Chiropractors Association, or a specialty taught by a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or its equivalent specialty board or council or specialty approved by the Board.
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Contact board for policy
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: At discretion of board
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Not in Practice Act
Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Peer Review: None
Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistants: No current or planned regulation
Chiropractors defined as Primary Care Physicians: No
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Beth Ehlich, D.C., Chair, Exp. 7/2020
Michael Coon, D.C., Vice-Chair, Exp. 6/2022
Patricia Garcia, D.C., Exp. 6/2016
Gene Garris, D.C., Exp. 6/2022
Richard Heavner, D.C., Exp. 6/2020
Douglas Hughes, D.C., Exp. 6/2022
Antony Kyles, D.C., Exp. 7/2020
Mark Thayer, D.C., Exp 6/2022

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/2016: 1,571


# of Active licenses: 1,571
# of Inactive licenses: 

# of Other Status:
(Ex: retired/deceased/terminated/emeritus...)   
# of New licenses: 83
# of Resident licenses: 
# of Non-Resident licenses:     
# of Chiropractic Assistants: