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District 3
License Date:   06/30/2023
FCLB Member:   Yes
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   
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.


(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The practice of that branch of the healing arts consisting of the science of adjustment, manipulation and treatment of the human body in which vertebral subluxations and other malpositioned articulations and structures that may interfere with the normal generation, transmission and expression of nerve impulses between the brain, organs and tissue cells of the body, which may be a cause of disease, are adjusted, manipulated or treated. Examine, analyze and diagnose the human living body and its diseases, and use for diagnostic purposes, the X-ray or any other general methods of examination for diagnosis and analysis; treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical or natural methods including acupuncture, or by use of physical means, including light, heat, water, or exercise in preparation for chiropractic adjustment or manipulation, and by the oral administration of foods, food concentrates, food extracts or vitamins, administer first aid and, incidental to the care of the sick, advise and instruct patients in all matters pertaining to hygiene and sanitary measures as taught and approved by recognized chiropractic schools and colleges approved by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Board Notes

Board shall (1) hear and decide matters concerning suspension or revocation of licensure, (2) adjudicate complaints against practice, and (3) impose sanction where appropriate. Department handles issuance of licensure and investigations.
Note: Please direct mailings to board members to ─
Attn: Jeffrey Kardys, Health Board Liaison
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Jeffrey Kardys | Board Liason
Legal Advisor:   Daniel Shapiro | Deputy Associate Attorney General
Support Staff:   Stephen Carragher | Chiropractic Licensure
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:   (860) 509-7603 (menu option #3)
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (860) 707-1984
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 340308
City:   Hartford
State:   CT
Zipcode:   06134
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:    Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew during first birthday month immediately following issuance of initial license
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $565
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $570
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   60
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education and approved by CT Board with consent of Commissioner of Public Health
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   See website

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Matriculated students may practice under supervision if part of required education.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity: Not planning to use Endorsement: Accepted Reinstatement Lapsed License: Accepted Disciplinary Cases: Accepted Impairment Review: Accepted

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:    Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:    No reciprocity; endorsement (waiver of National Boards) available to qualifying applicants; see website
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   Yes
Malpractice Notes:   Not less than $500,000 for one person, per occurrence, with an aggregate of not less than $1,500,000.
Peer Review:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   24 (48 for two year period)
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   24
Required Subjects:   CE shall be in areas related to the individual's practice and include coursework in the following topical areas: Advances in clinical radiology in chiropractic practice - 2.5 hours minimum; Risk assessment and evaluation for prevention of falls - 1 hour minimum; Sexual Boundaries - 1.5 hours minimum;
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: See website
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Candito Carroccia, D.C.
Karlos Boghosian, D.C.
Board Member
Gina M. Carucci, D.C.
Board Member
Sean Robotham, D.C.
Board Member
Pamela Sawyer
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   1,096
Inactive Licenses:   n/a
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 2-28-2022