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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:   Grant Gerber | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Christopher Hawkins | Licensing Unit Manager
Additional Support Staff:   
Email Address: ;
Phone:   (410) 764-4726
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (410) 764-4726
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:   2/11/21, 04/08/21, 6/10/21, 8/12/21, 10/14/21, 12/09/21
Exam Fee:   
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:   Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: "Chiropractor extern program" is a 2-semester clinical program in which chiropractic externs participate under the direct supervision of a licensed chiropractor who has been approved by the Board to serve as a preceptor. The program will operate in a facility where chiropractic services have been 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:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Accepted* (for practitioners with active license, in good standing, in any other state for 5 or more years) Contact Board regarding licensure by credentialing with fees Reinstatement of Lapsed License: Accepted Disciplinary Cases: Accepted* Impairment Review: Accepted* *With a passing score of 75% or better; contact Board for specific information

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 issue.
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:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   24
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   24
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: License renewal - risk management & jurisprudence Board requires AIDS awareness / risk prevention training: 5 hours risk management, including 1 hour jurisprudence and 3 hours communicable disease training 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 Board Members

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

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   1
Active Licenses:   919
Inactive Licenses:   41
New Licenses:   41
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   782
Statistical Notes: