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District 3
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.


(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
See 32 MRSA Chapter 9,
"Chiropractic" means the art and science of identification and correction of subluxation and the accompanying physiological or mechanical abnormalities. The term subluxation, as utilized within the chiropractic health care system, means a structural or functional impairment of an intact articular unit. Chiropractic recognizes the inherent recuperative capability of the human body as it relates to the spinal column, musculoskeletal and nervous system. Doctors of Chiropractic are health care providers functioning within their scope of practice as provided by this chapter. Chiropractic methodologies utilized for the identification or correction of subluxation and the accompanying physiological or mechanical abnormalities include diagnostic, therapeutic, adjustive or manipulative techniques utilized within the chiropractic profession, excluding prescriptive medication or surgery. See new board rules for precise description of "Chiropractic Adjustive/Manipulative Technique".

Board Notes

Link to current laws and rules for any research needed regarding scope of practice and etc.

Chiropractic Licensure | Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Geraldine L. Betts |
Legal Advisor:   Nicole Sawyer | Board Assistant Attorney General
Support Staff:   Dominic Cotone | Comprehensive Health Planner I
Additional Support Staff:   Jessica Gowell, Professional Licensing Supervisor
Email Address:
Phone:   (207) 624-8620
Phone Extension:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:    Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board of Chiropractic Licensure
Street Address Cont:   35 State House Station
City:   Augusta
State:   ME
Zipcode:   04333-0035
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic, Chiropractic Acupuncture, Chiropractic Assistant, Chiropractic Intern
Application Deadline:   
Application Fee:   None
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by December 31
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $121 Office of Professional and Occupational Regulations, Chapter 10 Establishment of Fees. plus the cost of a State Bureau of Investigation criminal history background check, which at this time is $21.00
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $100 annually
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   Yes, Maine State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education, or agency with equal standards of accreditation recognized by the U.S.D.E. or Chiropractic Board.
Accreditation Notes:   
See 32 MRSA Chapter 9 and Board Rules
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:    Contact Board for specific information.

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: Please see the following link.

See 32 MRSA Chapter 9 and Board Rules

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:   

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
See 32 MRSA Chapter 9,

Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiological Therapeutics
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:   New Law Enacted under 10 MRSA § 8003-H (Department law that also applies to the Boards within the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation §8003-H. Licensure by endorsement The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, referred to in this section as "the office," including the licensing boards and commissions within the office, shall establish a process to issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who presents proof of licensure by another jurisdiction of the United States as long as the other jurisdiction maintains substantially equivalent license requirements for the licensed profession or occupation and as long as: [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).] 1. Good standing. The applicant is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which the applicant holds or has held a license. For purposes of this subsection, "good standing" means that the applicant does not have a complaint, allegation or investigation pending, does not have a license that is suspended or subject to practice restrictions and has never surrendered a license or had a license revoked; [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).] 2. No cause for denial. No cause for denial of a license exists under section 8003, subsection 5- A, paragraph A or under any other law; and [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).] 3. Fee. The applicant pays the fee, if any, pursuant to section 8003, subsection 2-A, paragraph D. [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).] The office, or a licensing board or commission within the office, may require an applicant to pass a jurisprudence examination if such an examination is required to be passed for licensure pursuant to law or rule of the office, licensing board or commission. [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).] The office, including the licensing boards and commissions within the office, shall adopt rules to implement this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this paragraph are routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. [PL 2021, c. 167, §10 (NEW); PL 2021, c. 289, §1 (NEW).]
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   Yes

Additional Info

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

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   24
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   6
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Conducted under postgraduate or similar division of chiropractic college with accreditation status with agency recognized by USDE, beneficial to chiropractic practice. Course content relates to chiropractic principles and practice, including diagnostic procedures, patient care and management. See Chapter 6 Board Rules for details.
Additional CE Information:   Accepts uniform continuing education form: No; form is available on the applications and forms page of the website and a fee is required per program Other specific CE training required: Yes, chiropractic acupuncture certificate requires a minimum of 12 hours postgraduate chiropractic acupuncture training. Hours may be applied towards the required 48 hours that chiropractors must complete.
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Paul N Morin, D.C
Luc J. Dionne, D.C.
Board Member
John Mark Laney, D.C.
Board Member
Joseph Kerwin, D.C.
Board Member
Richard M. Bruns, D.C.
Board Member
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   Chiropractors: 381
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   98
Temporary Chiropractic Assistants: 35
Statistical Notes:   Chiropractic Interns: 1

Chiropractic Acupunture: 31

Current as of 1/3/2023