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District 3
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.


(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
The practice of the profession of chiropractic is defined as detecting and correcting by manual or mechanical means structural imbalance, distortion or subluxations in the human body for the purpose of removing nerve interference and the effects thereof, where such interference is the result of or related to distortion, misalignment or subluxation of or in the vertebral column.
A Doctor of Chiropractic may use X-ray for the detection of structural imbalance, distortion, or subluxations in the human body. A Doctor of Chiropractic may not treat for any infectious diseases such as pneumonia, any communicable diseases listed in the sanitary code of the State of New York, any of the cardio-vascular-renal or cardio-pulmonary diseases, any surgical condition of the abdomen such as acute appendicitis, or diabetes, or any benign or malignant neoplasms; to operate; to reduce fractures or dislocations; to prescribe, administer, dispense or use in his practice drugs or medicines; or to use diagnostic or therapeutic methods involving chemical or biological means except diagnostic services performed by clinical laboratories which services shall be approved by the Board as being appropriate to the practice of Chiropractic; or to utilize electrical devices except those devices approved by the Board as being appropriate to the practice of chiropractic.
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit a licensed chiropractor who has successfully completed a registered doctoral program in chiropractic, which contains courses of study in nutrition satisfactory to the department, from using nutritional counseling, including the dispensing of food concentrates, food extracts, vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements approved by the board as being appropriate to, and as a part of, his or her practice of chiropractic. Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit an individual who is not subject to regulation in this state as a licensed chiropractor from engaging in nutritional counseling.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions as an advisory body to the Department & Board of Regents. Past members appointable for discipline panels only. 5 year term/re-appointable.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Dolores Cottrell | Executive Secretary
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:   Michael Puspurs | Education Program Assistant II
Additional Support Staff:   Timothy Winner, Licensing Services Clerk Lisa (Penni) Newman, Assistant in Professional Education
Email Address:
Phone:   (518) 474-3817
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (518) 473-0567
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Albany
State:   NY
Zipcode:   12234
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   None
Application Fee:   
Application Notes:   
Term:   Triennial
Term Notes:   
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   None
Exam Fee:   
Exam Fee Notes:   
Initial License Fee:   $294
Initial License Fee Notes:   Includes first triennial registration fee
License Renewal Fee:   $224
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   60
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education SCASA during period of recognition by USDE (8/30/88 - 6/4/93). Regional accreditation as approved by Department.
Accreditation Notes:   Will accept some candidate status schools prior to 7/1/84 matriculation - check with Department. All other programs reviewed for equivalence on individual basis.
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Accept Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Graduates of unaccredited foreign colleges must complete 2 years of study in accredited college of chiropractic acceptable to department (reviewed on individual basis). Must be U.S. citizen or an alien with permanent resident status. Contact board for specific information.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   Yes
Supervised Practice:   Intern
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   Students may practice under licensed D.C. if attending a NYS registered chiropractic college. No temporary license available for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.

Examinations Info

Exams Administered By State:
NBCE Part 1:   Required
NBCE Part 2:   Required
NBCE Part 3:   Accepted
NBCE Part 4:   Required
NBCE Physiotheraphy:   Not Accepted
NBCE Acupuncture:   Not Accepted
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   Endorsement: Accepted under certain conditions Reinstatement Lapsed License: Not planning to use Disciplinary Cases: Under consideration Impairment Review: N/A

Certifications Info

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

License Portability Info

Condition For Reciprocity Endorsement:   Individual review for equivalence of standards. If applicant has passed practical exam for licensure in another state, he/she may be endorsable without further examination if practicing for at least two years in recent past.
Board Permits And Authorizes Travel To Treat:   No
Board Permits And Authorizes Telemedicine Practices:   No

Additional Info

Licensees Required To Carry Malpractice Insurance:   No
Malpractice Notes:   Not by Education Law for licensure
Peer Review:   No
Legally Accepted Terms for Chiropractor:   Board members are impaneled for disciplinary hearings
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:   4
Required Subjects:   
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Must be approved by New York State Education Department
Additional CE Information:   At least one-third, 12 CE hours of the tri-annual continuing education hour requirement must be in one or more of the following subjects: patient communications, recordkeeping, and/or matters of law and/or ethics which contribute to professional practice in chiropractic and the health and safety, and/or welfare of the public that pertains to New York State law.
Additional Accepts PACE:   Does not accept PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Fiona Jarrett-Thewell, D.C.
Anthony V. Morgante, D.C.
Vice Chair
Mark Craft, D.C.
Board Member
Elaina A. Pirro-Lombardi, D.C.
Board Member
Bruce P. Steinberg, D.C.
Board Member
Michael Zumpano, PH. D. , D.C.
Board Member
Caroline Maher
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   5,004
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   96
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   676
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 11/30/2023