MONTANA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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MONTANA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 1
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)
Chiropractic is the system of specific adjustment or manipulation of the articulations and tissues of the body, particularly of the spinal column, for the correction of nerve interference and includes the use of recognized diagnostic and treatment methods as taught in chiropractic colleges, but does not include surgery or the prescription or use of drugs. Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic may diagnose, palpate, and treat the human body by the application of manipulative, manual, mechanical, and dietetic methods, including chiropractic physiotherapy, the use of supportive appliances, analytical instruments, and diagnostic X-ray in accordance with guidelines promulgated or approved by the State or Federal Health Regulatory Agencies.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Kevin Bragg | Executive Officer
Legal Advisor:   Darcee Moe | Board Attorney
Support Staff:    |
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/chiropractors/
Email Address:   dlibsdchi@mt.gov
Phone:   (406) 841-2390
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (406) 841-2305
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   301 South Park
Street Address Cont:   P.O. Box 200513
City:   Helena
State:   MT
Zipcode:   59620-0513
Time Zone:   Mountain

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   None
Application Fee:   $300
Application Notes:   
Term:   Annual
Term Notes:   Renew by September 1 every year
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   
Exam Fee:   Board no longer gives state exams
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $0
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $200 active, $100 inactive
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education Note: All candidates must be graduates of colleges that are CCE accredited
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:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   Yes
Supervised Practice Notes:    Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C., provided they file preceptor application and letter from school. Temporary permits are available to graduated D.C.s to practice under licensed D.C. while waiting to take National Boards Part IV, or SPEC

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:   Currently used for: Endorsement or terminated License; Disciplinary cases Not used for: Impairment Review * Apply to Board to take SPEC Exam

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Impairment Evaluator Certification requires 4 hours CE every 4 years. This is in addition to their regular 13 hours of CE (including Ethics and Boundaries). Not a requirement for licensure. Board regulates specialty council certification: Must document specialty with board prior to placing advertisement.
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   No specific requirements
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:   Other states current licensing requirements must be equivalent otherwise NBCE SPEC must be passed or Montana state requirements must be met Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Must be licensed in Montana.
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:   Yes
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor): Chiropractic Doctor
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   13 hours per year
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   13 hours
Required Subjects:   Courses must meet the CE rule of approved CE. Effective April 23, 2016, the Board does not review or approve courses that do not meet the rule.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Accepts uniform continuing education form: Yes Requires sexual boundaries training: No Board requires Professional Boundaries & Ethics: Yes, 1 hour every year in addition to the regular 12 hours of CE Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None Optional Licenses or Certification: Impairment Evaluator Certification requires 4 hours CE every 4 years. This is in addition to their regular 13 hours of CE (including Ethics and Boundaries). Not a requirement for licensure.
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Board Members

Marcus Nynas, D.C.
President
Gregory Pisk, D.C.
Vice President
1-2019
Julie Murack, D.C.
Secretary-Treasurer
VJ Maddio, D.C.
Board Member
Sheryl Olson, D.C.
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   0
Active Licenses:   477
Inactive Licenses:   57
New Licenses:   24
Resident Licenses:   429
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
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