NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

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NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

District 3
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://www.oplc.nh.gov/board-chiropractic-examiners
 
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)
Any Doctor of Chiropractic who has received and holds a license issued by said Board may adjust by hand any articulations of the vertebral column and its immediate articulations for the restoration and maintenance of health; including the normal regimen and rehabilitation of the patient without the use of drugs or surgery. To also include physical examination, the use of X-ray and other analytical instruments generally used in the practice of chiropractic. Physiological therapeutics can be used preparatory to or complimentary to spinal manipulation.

Board Notes

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Lindsey Courtney | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:   Jeanette Webber | Board Administrator
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://www.oplc.nh.gov/board-chiropractic-examiners
Email Address:   oplclicensing11@oplc.nh.gov
Phone:   (603) 271-2152
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Street Address Cont:   7 Eagle Square
City:   Concord
State:   NH
Zipcode:   03301
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   2 months prior
Application Fee:   
Application Notes:    - following completion of graduation, NBCE exams I - IV, and application for licensure.
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   Renew June 30 odd-numbered years.
Beginning on July 15, 2023, licenses issued will expire two years from the date of issuance.
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   Jurisprudence exam e-mailed to applicant after all application information has been received by the board
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $328
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:   $328
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   H does not have the authority to license foreign graduates.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   None
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
State or provincial laws and rules / Jurisprudence,
Exam
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Required
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Not Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Reciprocity/Endorsement: RSA 316-A:18 Reinstatement Lapsed License: Case by case determined by board Disciplinary Cases: Case by case determined by board Impairment Review: No

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Physiological Therapeutics
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:   
Physiotherapy Exam:   None
Physiotherapy Fee:   
Board Regulates Specialty Council Certification:   No

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   
License applicant with active practice for three years and currently licensed in state with licensing standards substantially similar to NH. May give oral clinical proficiency exam.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
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:   
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   No

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   
Ch 404.01 Continuing Education Hours and Courses. (a) Applicants for renewal of their license to practice chiropractic, unless issued an initial license within the 12 months preceding its expiration date, shall obtain at least 20 hours of continuing education biennially in accordance with (b) below.
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   
Ch 404.01 (d)(2) a. The hours of electronic participation shall constitute no more than 50 percent of the total hours of required continuing education.
Required Subjects:   If a course falls within the administrative rules then it is accepted.
Please refer to our website above.
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners states that if a course falls within the guidelines of their Administrative Rules, specifically Ch 405.01, then it is acceptable and does not require approval by the Board.
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Tamara L. Lovelace, D.C.
Chair
8/24/2027
Dr. Denise Pickowicz
Secretary-Treasurer
8/24/2025
Stephanie Ryan, D.C.
Board Member
8/24/2025
David C. Lundgren, D.C.
Board Member
8/24/2027
Lawrence Patten
Public Member
12/28/2023

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   441
Inactive Licenses:   132
New Licenses:   
Resident Licenses:   441
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes: