Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

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Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

District 4
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   http://www.ksbha.org/main.shtml
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)
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 Notes

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

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Susan Gile | Acting Executive Director / Operations Manager
Legal Advisor:   Courtney Cyzman | Legal Counsel
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Website:   http://www.ksbha.org/main.shtml
Email Address:   susan.gile@ks.gov
Phone:   (785) 296-3680
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Fax:   (785) 296-0852
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   800 SW Jackson Lower Level, Suite A
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City:   Topeka
State:   KS
Zipcode:   66612
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:    Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   $300
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by January 31st
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   No state exam administered
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Initial License Fee:   
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License Renewal Fee:    $330 (Active and Federal Active Status) $150 (Inactive Status) $150 (Exempt Status)
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:    (initial license and reinstatement)
Fingerprinting:   Yes
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Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education
Accreditation Notes:   
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.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:    Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. if completed three years of chiropractic college.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
Open Book Exam
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   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

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy, also recognize "adjunctive techniques" used by Cleveland Chiropractic College and “Active Care” and “Passive Care” used by Palmer College
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   120 hours in chiropractic physiotherapy hours on transcript
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:   National boards, physiotherapy.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   Yes
Malpractice Notes:   For all new policies and policies that renew on and after 01/01/2022 must be a minimum of $500,000 per claim and $1,500,000 annual aggregate.
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:   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 Hours Allowed Per Year:   No limit
Required Subjects:   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.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional CE Information:   Program Criteria: Approved by Kansas Chiropractic Assoc. and/or PACE Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Robin D. Durrett, D.O.
Board Member
Steven J Gould, D.C.
Board Member
Mark Balderston, D.C.
Board Member
John Settich, Ph. D.
Public Member
Thomas Estep, M.D.
Steve Kelly
Public Member
Ronald Varner, D.O.
Vice President
R. Jerry DeGrado, D.C.
Board Member
Abebe Abebe, M.D.
Board Member
Molly Black, M.D.
Board Member
Richard Blackbury, D.P.M.
Board Member
Camille Heeb, M.D.
Board Member
Jennifer Koontz, M.D.
Board Member
Stephanie Suber, D.O.
Board Member
Sherrie Wattenbarger, J.D.
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   12
Active Licenses:   1,118
Inactive Licenses:   133
New Licenses:   87
Resident Licenses:   1,154
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   95
Chiropractic Assistants:   n/a
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