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District 5
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   http://www.lachiropracticboard.com/
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)
“Practice of Chiropractic” means holding one’s self out to the public as a chiropractor and as being engaged in the business of, or the actual engagement in, the diagnosing of conditions associated with the functional integrity of the spine and treating by adjustment, manipulation, and the use of the physical and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, sound massage, therapeutic exercise, mobilization, mechanical devices, and other physical rehabilitation measures for the purpose of correcting interference with normal nerve transmission and expression. A chiropractor may also make recommendations relative to personal hygiene and proper nutritional practices for the rehabilitation of the patient. A chiropractor may also order such diagnostic tests as are necessary for determining conditions associated with the functional integrity of the spine. While chiropractors may not directly perform or administer computerized axial tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance, and nuclear magnetic imaging, nothing shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractor from ordering such diagnostic procedures when deemed necessary by the practitioner.
However, the authority to order such diagnostic tests shall not be construed so as to mandate the coverage for such tests ordered by a chiropractor under any health care plan or policy of insurance, to require such coverage under any such plan or policy, or to circumvent any requirement or pre-authorization for covered services by a primary care physician or pre-certification by an insurer or administrator of a plan or policy in accordance with the terms of a health care plan or policy.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Patricia A. Oliver | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Madeline Carbonnette | Board Attorney
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   http://www.lachiropracticboard.com/
Email Address:    lsbce@eatel.net
Phone:   (225) 765-2322
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (225) 765-2640
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   8621 Summa Avenue
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Baton Rouge
State:   LA
Zipcode:   70809
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:    Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   minimum 6 weeks prior to test date – contact the Board office
Application Fee:   $200 plus $35.00 processing = $235.00
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by Dec. 31st.
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   All year
Exam Fee:   -0-
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:    $150; $200 Reciprocity
Initial License Fee Notes:   Delinquent Renewal fee: $250, then an additional $100 for each month after February 28th
License Renewal Fee:    $200 active, $50 inactive (retired)
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

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:    Contact Board for specific information.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   Yes
Supervised Practice:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:    Internship program available for graduated (not yet licensed) doctors to practice under licensed D.C., must contact the Board office for details. See internship requirements. State Statutes do not address “preceptorships” regarding students.

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:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Board can use for reinstatement stipulations Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now Disciplinary Cases: Can use now Impairment Review: Can use now

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
X-ray Proficiency Certification (must register annually with the Board on or before July 31, beginning in 1996), Temporary Internship eligible for licensure examination
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physical Modalities (also 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:   Yes

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Five years active practice in another state, license in good standing. Five year minimum requirement waives NBCE requirements. Fee $200.
Telemedicine Practice Authorization is conditional - Contact Board office
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   
Peer Review:   Yes
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   Additional legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician. Peer Review: Handled by separate committee under the Board.
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   15
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   none
Required Subjects:   (15 hours must include at least one hour of Ethics and two hours of Risk Management) by CCE school/speaker, on area within Louisiana scope of practice.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Sponsored by CCE approved college and program approved by Board.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Michael R Cavanaugh, D.C.
Board Member
Mark B Kruse. D.C.
Board Member
Ned. J Martello, D.C.
Board Member
Michael N. Traxler, D.C.
Board Member
Kelleigh A. Payne, D.C.
Board Member
Ms. Peggy E Anselmo
Public Member
Denise Rollette, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   738
Inactive Licenses:   39
New Licenses:   27
Resident Licenses:   706
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   None
Chiropractic Assistants:   409 (X-Ray CA's)
Statistical Notes:   Current as of January 1, 2023