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District 2
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://pr.mo.gov/chiropractors.asp
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)
The “practice of chiropractic” is defined as the science and art of examination, diagnosis, adjustment, manipulation and treatment both in inpatient and outpatient settings, by those methods commonly taught in any chiropractic college or chiropractic program in a university which has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, its successor entity or approved by the board. It shall not include the use of operative surgery, obstetrics, osteopathy, podiatry, nor the administration or prescribing of any drug or medicine nor the practice of medicine. The practice of chiropractic is declared not to be the practice of medicine and operative surgery or osteopathy within the meaning of chapter 334, RSMo, and not subject to the provisions of the chapter. The practice of chiropractic may include meridian therapy/acupressure/acupuncture with certification as required by the board.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:    Gloria Lindsey | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:   Greg Mitchell | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Jeanette Wilde |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://pr.mo.gov/chiropractors.asp
Email Address:   chiropractic@pr.mo.gov
Phone:   (573) 751-2104
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (573) 751-0735
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   3605 Missouri Blvd. (Zip 65109)
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 672 (Zip 65102-0672)
City:   Jefferson City
State:   MO
Time Zone:   Central

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   None
Application Fee:   $200
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   License expires February of odd-numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Based on NBCE schedule
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $125
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   90
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Transcripts must be in English, or have a certified English translation attached. 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:   Students may practice under licensed D.C. if enrolled in Preceptorship program approved by Board. No temporary permits for graduated doctors to practice under licensed D.C.s.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence,
Open Book Exam
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Required
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Utilization of SPEC exam at board's discretion

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Acupuncture (100 hours required to be certified to use Meridian Therapy, Acupressure & Acupuncture). Chiropractic Insurance Consultant (100 hours required to be certified). Contact Board to apply. Other chiropractic specialties subject to board approval.
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   As per CCE requirements
Physiotherapy Exam:   NBCE Physiotherapy Exam or Equivalent State Exam
Physiotherapy Fee:   None
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   Yes

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Education and examinations must be equivalent to Missouri. The Board may require an applicant to successfully complete the SPEC examination if the licensing authority requirements for securing a license in the other jurisdiction are not equivalent to those required for licensure in Missouri.
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:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician
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:   must be board-approved for formal continuing education
Required Subjects:   Physician level instruction, approved by Board. Contact Board for Application for Course Approval.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:    At least 24 hours of the required 48 hours of continuing education shall be earned by attending formal continuing education programs, seminars and/or workshops that have been approved by the board. (A) A licensee shall obtain the required formal continuing education hours from no less than three of the following categories: (1) diagnostic imaging (x-rays); (2) differential or physical diagnosis or both; (3) ethical practices -- acceptable courses include topics such as professionalism, doctor-patient relationship, legal issues and responsibilities, confidentiality, and advertising; (4) emergency procedures -- CPR and/or first aid offered by the American Red Cross or other board-approved sponsoring organization shall be acceptable; (5) Human Immunodeficiency (HIV), infectious diseases and/or universal precautions; (6) cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and/or transient ischemic attack (TIA); (7) disk injury; (8) aggravated spinal conditions and/or injury; (9) record-keeping and/or Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) notes; (10) soft tissue injury; (11) nutrition; (12) chiropractic principles and/or technique(s); (13) health promotion and wellness; (14) case studies in chiropractic that consist of presentations relating to articles published in scholarly journals, treatises, or textbooks used by board-approved Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) colleges and/or universities and evidence-based and/or value-based studies; (15) insurance consulting; or (16) Meridian therapy/acupressure/acupuncture. Licensees who hold specialty certifications must have 12 hours in their specialty field. MTAA certified chiropractors must have 12 hours in acupuncture; Insurance consultants must have 12 hours in Insurance claims review.
Additional CE Information:   Certifications available for Insurance Consulting and MTAA (Meridian Therapy / Acupressure / Acupuncture). 12 hours of CE in specialty to maintain certification. Other specialty certifications subject to board approval.
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Jack Rushin, D.C.
Board Member
Darren Kirchner, D.C.
Board Member
Margaret "Marty" Freihaut, D.C.
Board Member
Gary Carver, D.C.
Seth Hudson, D.C.

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2024
Active Licenses:   2,689
Inactive Licenses:   62
New Licenses:   148
Resident Licenses:   n/a
Retired Licenses:   n/a
Other Status Licenses:   1
Chiropractic Assistants:   n/a
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 2-7-2024