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District 2
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://www.chirobd.ohio.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)
The practice of chiropractic is the utilization of the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures of the body, the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health, in connection with which patient care is conducted with due regard for first aid, hygienic, nutritional, and rehabilitative procedures and the specific vertebral adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the body.
Licensees may administer, sell, distribute, recommend, or provide advice regarding any of the following to restore or maintain the health of patients: vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, glandular extracts, botanical substances, herbal therapies, homeopathic remedies, drugs that are available without a prescription, or durable and non-durable medical goods and devices other than home medical equipment.
A licensee may engage in the activities described above only if the product is prepackaged for use by consumers and labeled in accordance with state and federal law. A licensee may not delegate any of these activities to an individual who is not licensed or otherwise specifically authorized by Ohio law.
Licensees are prohibited from treating infectious, contagious, or venereal disease; preforming surgery; prescribing drugs or administering any drug is not described above.
The use of x-ray for diagnostic purposed is permitted. The use of acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic procedures is permitted.

Board Notes

Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Elizabeth N Moore | Executive Director
Legal Advisor:    |
Support Staff:   Kendra D Lindsey | Executive Assistant
Additional Support Staff:   
Website:   https://www.chirobd.ohio.gov/
Email Address:   oscb.chirobd@chr.ohio.gov
Phone:   (614) 644-7032
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   (614) 752-2539
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   77 South High Street - 16th Floor
Street Address Cont:   
City:   Columbus
State:   OH
Zipcode:   43215
Time Zone:   Eastern

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic
Application Deadline:   no deadline
Application Fee:   $250
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   Renew by April 1st of even numbered years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   No specific date; online exam
Exam Fee:   included in application fee
Exam Fee Notes:   Non-refundable
Initial License Fee:   $250 non-refundable
Initial License Fee Notes:   Included in exam fee
License Renewal Fee:   $500
Criminal Background Check:   Yes
Criminal Background Check Notes:   FBI and BCI results required.
Fingerprinting:   Yes
Fingerprinting Notes:   Fee varies

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   0
Bachelor Degree Required:   Yes
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Accredited school or college approved by the Ohio board. Board gives final approval of colleges regardless of status.
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Must be graduate of a Board approved college.
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College currently accepted.
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Institut Francais De Chiropratique, School of Chiropractic Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and MacQuarie University are not approved by the Board.

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: Yes

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:   Required
NBCE Spec:   Accepted
SPEC Notes:   
Acupuncture: Required for acupuncture certification only
SPEC: Reciprocity/Endorsement: Can use now
Reinstatement Lapsed License: Can use now
Disciplinary Cases: Can use now
Impairment Review: Can use now

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Physiotherapy Termed:   Rehabilitative Procedures
Physiotherapy Certification:   Included in Chiropractic License
Physiotherapy Education:    Must have NBCE PT exam
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:   Contact board
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:   Yes

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   36 hours ((2 must be on the topics ofboundaries and/or trauma informed care; human trafficking awareness; and/or laws and rules of the Board. See Board's website for details)
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   36
Required Subjects:   2 hours on boundaries and/or trauma informed care;
human trafficking awareness;
and/or laws and rules of the Board
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Contact Board
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Mickey E. Frame, D.C.
Board Member
Rebecca J. Ault, D.C.
Johnathan Haggerty, D.C.
Board Member
Mark E. Rich, D.C.
Board Member
Chelsea Cordonnier
Board Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2021
Active Licenses:   2,568
Inactive Licenses:   
New Licenses:   79
Resident Licenses:   2,436
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   172 (Acupuncture Certificates)
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Last updated 2-7-2023