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RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
§ 5-30-1. “Chiropractic
For the purpose of this chapter, the practice of “chiropractic medicine” is defined as the science and art of mechanical and material healing as follows: the employment of a system of palpating and adjusting the articulations of the human spinal column and its appendages, by hand and electro-mechanical appliances, and the employment of corrective orthopedics and dietetics for the elimination of the cause of disease; provided, that chiropractic physicians may not write prescriptions for drugs for internal medication nor practice major surgery as defined in chapter 37 of this title.
Board NotesThe RI Board of Chiropractor Examiners handles both licensing and disciplinary functions as an advisory body to the RI Department of Health. The Board is currently composed of three (3) Chiropractic Physicians and one (1) public representative.
Student Practice Info
Hold a certificate of completion of a physiotherapy program from a college or school of chiropractic medicine accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education.
License Portability Info
In addition to the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-30-7, an application for licensure by endorsement in this state to practice chiropractic medicine and/or physiotherapy by endorsement shall be made on forms provided by the Department. Such application shall be accompanied by the following: 1. A non-returnable, non-refundable license fee; 2. Official notification of the national examination(s) results submitted directly to the Board by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners; 3. A statement from the board of chiropractic medicine in each state in which the applicant has held or holds licensure or registration to be submitted to the Department attesting to the licensure status of the applicant during the time period applicant held licensure or registration in said state; 4. Documented evidence that continuing education requirements in the jurisdictions in which continuing education is required have been met by the applicant during the five (5) years prior to application for licensure in Rhode Island.
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