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District 2
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   


(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery, pursuant to the Medical Practice Act (225 ILCS 60/).

Board Notes

The Illinois State Medical Board advises the Department on the qualification of chiropractic physician license applicants and considers allegations of misconduct or malfeasance by chiropractic physicians and recommends appropriate discipline to the Secretary.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Todd Robertson ; Shami Goyal | Board Liaison ; Chief Medical Coordinator
Legal Advisor:   Vaughn Bentley | General Counsel
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address:
Phone:    (800) 560-6420
Phone Extension:   
Fax:    (217) 524-2169
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Illinois Dept. Of Financial & Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation
Street Address Cont:   320 W. Washington, Third Floor
City:   Springfield
State:   IL
Zipcode:   62786
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   n/a
Application Fee:   
Application Notes:   
Term:   Triennial
Term Notes:   
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Passage of National Boards is required
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $500
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $543
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   All chiropractic colleges fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Chiropractic Education or its successor at the time of graduation have met the minimum standards.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   An applicant who is a graduate of a chiropractic college in another country that is not fully accredited in accordance with Section 11 (B) of the Medical Practice Act must complete at least two additional academic years of study in the clinical sciences pursuant to 68 Illinois Administrative Code 1285.30 (b).

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   Yes
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   n/a

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Not Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Endorsement: Not used Reinstatement of Lapsed License: A licensee seeking reinstatement of a license which has expired or been placed on inactive status for three or more years and has not maintained an active practice in another jurisdiction may take the SPEC Disciplinary Cases: Can use now Impairment Review: Can use now

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   No information provided by state
Physiotherapy Certification:   Information not Available
Physiotherapy Education:   n/a
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   n/a
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Applicant must be a graduate of a chiropractic school or college approved by the Department at the time of their graduation; the requirements for the applicant's license to practice the treatment of human ailments without the use of drugs are deemed by the Department to have been substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice in this State at the date of the applicant's license; must be currently licensed in another state, territory, country or province. Must have passed Parts I, II, III and IV.
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:   
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:   CME is mandated, 150 hours every 3 years
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   no limit
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: 1 hour of CE required on sexual harassment prevention training. Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Accepts uniform continuing education form: No
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Sreenivas G. Reddy, M.D
Maria Laporta, M.D.
Vice President
Philip Dray, M.D.
Board Member
Darren D. Hancock, D.C.
Board Member
Peter Max Charles Hofmann, M.D.
Board Member
Douglas G. Matzner, D.C.
Board Member
Caroline Moellering
Public Member
Karen O'Mara, M.D.
Board Member
Umang S. Patel, M.D.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2022
Active Licenses:   4,125
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of January 2022