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District 5
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://www.msbce.ms.gov/
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)
(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:   Yvonne Laird | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Catherine Bell | Special Assistant, Attorney General's Office
Support Staff:   P.J. Lindsey | Deputy Director
Additional Support Staff:   Carla Land, Compliance Specialist
Website:   https://www.msbce.ms.gov/
Email Address:   support@msbce.ms.gov
Phone:   769-798-5052
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   601-732-6447
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   P.O. Box 50
Street Address Cont:   353 South Fourth Street
City:   Morton
State:   MS
Zipcode:   39117
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:   Second 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:   Not 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:
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:   Yes

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:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

B. Tripp Henderson, D.C.
Board Member
David Allen, D.C.
Desmond Hoda, D.C.
Vice Chair
Mary G. Armstrong, M.D.
Board Member
S. Neely Berry, D.C.
Board Member
Felicia King, D.C.
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   325
Inactive Licenses:   114
New Licenses:   16
Resident Licenses:   278
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   407
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 12-4-2023