The Division of Professional Licensing, DOPL

Our mission: To protect the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation through service to our member boards

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The Division of Professional Licensing, DOPL

District 4
License Date:   N/A
FCLB Member:   Yes
Website:   https://dopl.utah.gov/chiro/
 
License Verification:   
Regulatory Language:   

Scope

(Contact State for precise definition by state law)
A practice of the healing arts, the purpose of which is to restore or maintain human health, in which patient-care, or first aid, hygienic, nutritional, or rehabilitative procedures are administered, and which places emphasis upon specific vertebral adjustment, manipulation and treatment of the articulation and adjacent tissues of the spinal column and musculoskeletal structure of the body and nervous system. A chiropractor may examine, diagnose and treat only within this scope, and may not perform "incisive" surgery, prescribe or administer drugs, or medicines for which an authorized prescription is required by law, treat cancer, practice obstetrics, prescribe or administer X-ray therapy or set displaced fractures. A chiropractor may use X-ray for diagnostic purposes only.

Board Notes

4 year term (may be reappointed for a second term); approved by Governor; advisory to Division

Contact Info

Board Administrator:   Lisa Martin | Bureau Manager
Legal Advisor:    | Board Attorney
Support Staff:   Maree Christensen | Board Secretary
Additional Support Staff:   
Licensing:
Jim Garfield
Henele Tupou
Tina Marshall
Website:   https://dopl.utah.gov/chiro/
Email Address:    For general information or questions: b3@utah.gov
Phone:   (801) 530-6628
Phone Extension:   
Fax:   
Fax For Application:   No
Street Address:   160 East 300 South
Street Address Cont:   Box 146741
City:   Salt Lake City
State:   UT
Zipcode:   84114
Time Zone:   Mountain

Application Info

Required Licenses:   Chiropractic Physician
Application Deadline:    None
Application Fee:   $200
Application Notes:   
Term:   Biennial
Term Notes:   by May 31st of even years
Jurisprudence Exam Dates:   None - make appointment to take jurisprudence exam with Prov Inc. (provexam.com)
Exam Fee:    $68
Exam Fee Notes:   (payable to Prov Inc. (provexam.com))
Initial License Fee:   $200 (payable to state)
Initial License Fee Notes:   
License Renewal Fee:    $103
Criminal Background Check:   No
Criminal Background Check Notes:   
Fingerprinting:   No
Fingerprinting Notes:   

Education Info

Minimum Years Pre Professional Education:   2
Bachelor Degree Required:   No
Accreditation For Chiropractic Programs:   Council on Chiropractic Education; Must be Fully Accredited
Accreditation Notes:   
Special Requirements For Graduates Of Foreign Colleges:   Utah does NOT accept foreign education. We require graduation from a CCE accredited program. We do NOT have foreign education equivalency as a pathway to licensure.

Student Practice Info

May Sit for Board Exam Prior To Graduation:   No
Supervised Practice:   Preceptor
Supervised Practice Required:   No
Supervised Practice Notes:   

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:   Required
SPEC Notes:    NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS Part I: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria Part II: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria Part III (WCCE): Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria Part IV: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria Physiotherapy: Required if it doesn't meet all of the above criteria Acupuncture: Required to perform Acupuncture as a Chiropractic Physician. SPEC: Required under individual circumstances, please check with the Division.

Certifications Info

Optional Certifications:
Acupuncture Note: A licensed chiropractor can perform physiotherapy under his/her practice act according to his/her competency.
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:   The applicant, by Endorsement, must be active and in good standing, must have at least two years of licensed experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the license must encompass a similar scope of practice. The Division may refuse to issue a license if the applicant has a previous or pending disciplinary action related their license. Additionally, the applicant must take and pass the Utah Chiropractic Law & Rule examination.
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): Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractors Defined As Primary Care Physicians:   Yes

Chiropractic Therapy Assistants Info

Regulated:   No

Continuing Education Info

Required Hours Per Year:   20
Distance Hours Allowed Per Year:   5
Required Subjects:   Requires sexual boundaries training: No Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: No Other specific CE training required: None
Additional Requirements And Information For CE:   Program Criteria: Refer to Division laws/rules. (Due to the recent Pandemic this is waived all 40 hours may be distance learning. When the Pandemic is over the waiver will end.)
Additional CE Information:   
Additional Accepts PACE:   Accepts PACE

Regulatory Board Members

Jon Stucky, D.C.
Board Member
Dan S. Monson. D.C.
Board Member
Kristina A. Stitcher, D.C.
Chair
Larry R. Vance. D.C.
Board Member
Sharon Daurelle
Public Member

Statistical Info

Current As Of Date:   2023
Active Licenses:   1,115
Inactive Licenses:   19
New Licenses:   41
Resident Licenses:   
Retired Licenses:   
Other Status Licenses:   875
Chiropractic Assistants:   
Statistical Notes:   Current as of 12-4-2023