MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 5
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)
(1) The definition of chiropractic involves the analysis of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, and the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof, by an adjustment and/or manipulation of the articulations of the vertebral column and its immediate articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health without the use of drugs or surgery.
(2) The chiropractic adjustment and/or manipulation of the articulations of the human body may include manual adjustments and/or manipulations and adjustments and/or manipulations by means of electrical and mechanical devices which produce traction or vibration. Chiropractors licensed under this (regulatory) chapter may also use in conjunction with adjustments and/or manipulations of the spinal structures electrical therapeutic modalities which induce heat or electrical current beneath the skin, including therapeutic ultrasound, galvanism, diathermy and electromuscular stimulation.
(3) Chiropractors licensed under this (regulatory) chapter may utilize those electric therapeutic modalities described in subsection (2) of this section only after the chiropractor has completed a course of study maintaining a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) hours of instruction in the proper utilization of those procedures in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or its successor, and is qualified and so certified in that proper utilization.
(4) Chiropractors shall not prescribe or administer medicine to patients, perform surgery, practice obstetrics or osteopathy, chiropractors shall be authorized to recommend, dispense or sell vitamins or food supplements.
(5) Chiropractors shall not use venipuncture, capillary puncture, acupuncture or any other technique which is invasive of the human body either by penetrating the skin or through any of the orifices of the body or through the use of colonics.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Richard W. Walker, D.C. | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   William Jeffery Jernigan | Special Assistant, Attorney General's Office
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://www.msbce.ms.gov/
Email Address:    msbce@bellsouth.net
Phone:    (662) 773-4478
Phone Extension:   
Fax:    (662) 773-4433
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   P.O. Box 775
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Louisville
State:   MS
Zipcode:   39339
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:    20 days prior to exam date
Application Fee:   $100
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Fourth Thursday of January, April, July, and October
Exam Fee:    $200
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   None
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $200 Late fee: $300
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; Fully Accredited
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Must have made application to become a citizen of U.S. 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: Students or graduated (not yet licensed) D.C.s may practice under licensed D.C. with board approval

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: Can use now Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration Impairment Review: Not planning to use

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
None
Physiotherapy Termed:    Therapeutic Modalities
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   120 certified classroom hours
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:   Eight years practice, no disciplinary actions, PT national board exam.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   Yes
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 above plus Chiropractic Physician.
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   12
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   none
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: 3 hours Risk Management yearly
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Sponsored by CCE approved college or state association
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

B. Tripp Henderson, D.C.
Board Member
Michael Patterson, D.C.
Board Member
David Allen, D.C.
Board Member
Desmond Hoda, D.C.
Board Member
Jack Hall, D.C.
Board Member
Mary Gale Armstrong, M.D.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   1
Active Licenses:   341
Inactive Licenses:   941
New Licenses:   20
Resident Licenses:   300
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   400
Statistical Notes: