GEORGIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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GEORGIA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 5
License Date:   N/A
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.

Scope

(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
(See O.C.G.A. ยง43-9-16 for the definition in Georgia law. The law can be found at www.sos.ga.gov/plb/chiro) The term chiropractic as used in the chapter of the Georgia Law means the adjustment of the articulation of the human body, including ilium, sacrum and coccyx, and in the use of electric, X-ray photography for diagnostic purposes. Doctors of Chiropractic shall have the right to adjust patients according to specific chiropractic methods and shall observe public health regulations, sign health certificates, reporting to the proper health officers the same as other practitioners. Doctors of Chiropractic shall not prescribe or administer medicine to patients, perform surgery, nor practice obstetrics or osteopathy.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Darren Mickler | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Betsy Cohen | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Ashley Foust | Licensing Analyst
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/14
Email Address:   
Phone:   (478) 207-2440
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (866) 888-1308
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   237 Coliseum Drive
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Macon
State:   GA
Zipcode:   31217
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:    Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   $75
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   Renew by December 31st of even-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   All candidates applying after 1/1/98 must have NBCE Parts I, II, III, & IV; Open-book Law Exam required.
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $200
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $125
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   May be required
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:    Council on Chiropractic Education or a board approved successor or a chiropractic school or college which is actively seeking accreditation from the Council on Chiropractic Education or a board approved successor, which requires a four-year standard college course and is approved by the board.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:    Applicants who are graduates of educational programs conducted in a foreign country that are not accredited by CCE must submit credentials acceptable to the Board in order to be considered for licensure. Transcripts must be evaluated by a credential evaluation agency to determine if the professional instruction is substantially equivalent to that of entry-level United States-educated doctors of chiropractic.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   See Board Rule 100-8-.01 at http://rules.sos.ga.gov/gac/100-8 for specific information. Practice is allowed if the preceptor/intern/extern is supervised by a Georgia licensed doctor of chiropractic who is approved by the Board. The primary responsibility for the programming and treatment of the patient by the chiropractic student rests with the Chiropractic Preceptor or other authorized instructor.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
None
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Not Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now * Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now * Disciplinary Cases: Can use now * Impairment Review: Can use now * * at board's discretion Note: as of 1/1/98, all applicants are required to have successfully completed NBCE Parts I, II, III, & IV

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Electrical and Therapeutic Modalities (Physiological Therapeutics)
Physiotherapy Termed:   Electrical and Therapeutic Modalities or Physical Agent Modalities *
Physiotherapy Certification:   Specific Certification Required
Physiotherapy Education:   120 classroom hours in electrical and therapeutic modalities
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   At the board's discretion
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   Yes
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Terms listed above
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   20
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   10
Required Subjects:   15 hours in Clinical Sciences; (if practice in GA) 4 hours Risk Management and/or Ethics, 1 hour GA Laws and Rules; (if practice is not in GA 5 hours of Risk Management and /or Ethics. Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: No
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:    CCE school or state association programs approved.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE Precheck

Regulatory Board Board Members

Mary Watkins, D.C.
President
Andy Krantz, D.C.
Vice President
Robert Alpert, D.C.
Board Member
Joseph Krzemien, D.C.
Board Member
David A. Wren, D.C.
Board Member
Ms. Emily Campbell
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   12
Active Licenses:   3,563
Inactive Licenses:   906
New Licenses:   164
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   3,542
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Other Status: 143 deceased, 7 revoked, 3,368 lapsed, 24 on Probation