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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)
A drugless system of health care based on the principle that interference with the transmission of nerve impulses may cause disease. The Practice of Chiropractic includes the diagnosing and locating of misaligned or displaced vertebrae and, through manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine and other skeletal structures, treating disorders of the human body. Except as otherwise provided in this title, practice of chiropractic does not include the use of drugs or surgery, or the practice of osteopathy, obstetrics, or any other branch of medicine. The definition of the practice of chiropractic does not prohibit a Doctor of Chiropractic from selecting diet and hygiene measures for an individual.

Board Notes

Note: Please send all correspondence through the Board office. Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Ms. Sharon Oliver | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Tony DeFranco | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Christopher Hawkins | Licensing Unit Manager
Additional Support Staff:   Pamela Alston, Administrative Specialist
Email Address:
Phone:   (410) 764-4726
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (410) 358-1876
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Department of Health Maryland Board of Chiropractic
Street Address Cont:   4201 Patterson Avenue, Ste 301
City:   Baltimore
State:   MD
Zipcode:   21215
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   Postmarked Thirty days prior to exam (no waivers or exceptions)
Application Fee:   $200
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   Renew September 1st of odd-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   
Exam Fee:   $300
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $200
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $726
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 college only, board approves individual schools following CCE accreditation.
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:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Preceptorship/ Externship Program
Chiropractor preceptorship program is a 2-semester clinical program in which chiropractic students participate under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractor who has been approved by the Board to serve as a preceptor sponsor. The program will operate in a facility where chiropractic services have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Chiropractic Externship Program is a 6-month program in which a graduate of a chiropractic college or an out-of-state licensed chiropractor participates under the direct supervision of a licensed Maryland chiropractic until the individual meets the requirement for licensure in the state. The program will operate in a facility where chiropractic services are approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Required
NBCE Spec:   Required
SPEC Notes:   

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physical therapy endorsement
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physical Therapy Endorsement
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   Must score minimum of 375 on NBCE Physiotherapy examination.
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   None on initial application, $50.00 fee if Physiotherapy is added after original license issued.
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   There are no reciprocity Provisions
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:    (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor): None
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   Yes

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   48 Biennially
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   48 Biennially
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal - (1) 3 hours in approved communicable-disease and sanitary procedures;
(2) 1 hour in diversity education;
(3) 3 hours in risk management;
and (4) 1 hour in jurisprudence
(5) 40 elective hours in courses with subject matter related to the practice of chiropractic.

Other special areas of specific CE training required: CPR certification annually, provider level.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Board approves courses
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Joshua Levin, D.C.
Paul Abosh, D.C.
Vice President
Karen Munter, RN. BSN
Nelson Miranda
Public Member
Gregory C. Lewis, D.C.
Board Member
Ella Pantazis, D.C.
Board Member
Enid Cruise, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   956
Inactive Licenses:   34
New Licenses:   45
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   752
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 1-4-2023