MAINE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC LICENSURE

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MAINE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC LICENSURE

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.

Scope

(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
"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

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    |
Legal Advisor:   Ron Guay | Board Assistant Attorney Genera
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/chiropractic-licensure
Email Address:    chiropractic.lic@maine.gov
Phone:   (207) 624-8603
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Licensing Clerk, Board of Chiropractic Licensure Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Street Address Cont:   35 State House Station
City:   Augusta
State:   ME
Zipcode:   04333-0035
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
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
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $100 annually
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
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:   
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. http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/chiropractors/forms.html

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:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Not planning to use Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use Disciplinary Cases: Can use now Impairment Review: Not planning to use

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Acupuncture Certification: Must complete a Board Approved 200-hour course, which shall include supervised chiropractic clinical acupuncture training; clean needle technique training and a written and practical verification of competency. Each applicant seeking to provide chiropractic acupuncture shall have obtain instruction in exposure control for blood-borne pathogens and must register as a biomedical waste generator with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
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:   Must provide all of the requirements on the application form. Applicants must provide the standards for the applicants original licensure in a state where the applicant is currently licensed. Must obtain the laws and rules in that state.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

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:   No

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 Board Members

Paul Morin, D.C
Chair
Robert Lynch, D.C.
Board Member
Chandra Sasseville, D.C.
Board Member
Joseph Kerwin, D.C.
Board Member
Lorraine Brown
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   12
Active Licenses:   645
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   36
Chiropractic Assistants:   134
Statistical Notes: