OKLAHOMA BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Licensure Date: 1921
Directory page last updated 12/20/2018
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|Beth Kidd, Executive Director
|Joseph English, Investigator
Lauren Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Grant Moak, Assistant Attorney General
|For Information Contact:
421 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Time Zone: Central
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; M-F
|Phone: (405) 522-3400
Fax: (866) 245-2748
(Do not use FAX for applications)
Web address: www.chiropracticboard.ok.gov
|Jurisprudence Exam Dates: Contact board for specific information on dates for examinations.
Application/ Transcript Deadline: 30 days prior to exam date
Term: Annual, renew by July 1st
Criminal background check: Effective November 1, 2017 all applicants are required to submit to a national criminal history record check.
Fingerprinting: Yes; Effective November 1, 2017. Contact board, pursuant to Section 150.9 of Title 74. Cost is responsibility of applicant
|Application fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Exam fee: $175 (cashier's check or money order)
Initial license fee: Included in exam fee
License Renewal fee: $275 active resident; $50 resident DC (retired and over 65); $100 inactive resident; $175 inactive non-resident
|Students or graduated: A senior student may sit for board exams prior to graduating
Preceptor/Intern/Extern Program: Students may practice under licensed D.C. through preceptorship guidance program. No temporary license for graduated D.C. to practice under licensed D.C.
Require supervised practice prior to full licensure: Contact Board
|License(s) Required for Practice: Chiropractic
Optional Certification:Board certifies injectable vitamins & minerals, (must complete course that has been approved by Board. Certification available.) Board certifies individuals in animal chiropractic pending completion of an approved course and Board approval of certification. Certification available Contact Board office about registry for post-doctorate diplomates and non-diplomate certifications. Advertising prohibited unless the chiropractor registers with the Board.
Requirements: Effective 1/1/06, 8 hours of continuing education may be obtained out of state provided the Board has approved course 90 days prior to course being administered. 8 hours are mandatory in state with State Association (Total of 16 CEUs required)
Distance Credits Allowed: Yes, 8 hours has to be approved by Board.
Program Criteria: Approval of programs to be offered to satisfy license renewal provisions is vested solely in the Board. Programs must be submitted by associations and other entities who desire to offer continuing education. CEU seminars shall be submitted 90 days prior to seminar. All seminars shall be of a chiropractic nature (among other relevant factors).
|Other specific CE training required: Considered by the board annually
|Requires sexual boundaries training: N/A
Requires AIDS awareness/risk prevention training: N/A
CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCITY/ENDORSEMENT: The applicant must have five years active practice and be in good standing in the state, territory or province where he/she is currently licensed.
EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED BY STATE: A jurisprudence examination administered by the Board
|NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS
|Part I: Required
Part II: Required
Part III (WCCE): Required
Part IV: Required
SPEC: SPEC Exams are accepted and utilized at the discretion of the Board
|PHYSIOTHERAPY: Termed Physiological Therapeutics
|Certification: Included in chiropractic license
Additional Education: No specific requirements
|Additional Examination: No
Additional Fee: None
Min. # years pre-professional education required for licensure: Original License: A course of resident study of not less than four (4) years of nine (9) months each in an acccredited chiropractic college. No requirement for 4-year degree planned.
Accreditation for Chiropractic Programs/Institutions: Accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATES OF FOREIGN COLLEGES: Contact Board Office.
|SUMMARY OF SCOPE OF PRACTICE: (Contact State for precise definition by state law)
Chiropractic is the science and art that teaches health in anatomic relation and disease or abnormality in anatomic disrelation, and includes hygienic, sanitary and therapeutic measures incident thereto. The scope of practice of chiropractic shall include those diagnostic and treatment services and procedures which have been taught by an accredited chiropractic college and have been approved by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
|OTHER REFERENCE INFORMATION:
Board regulates specialty council certification: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes travel-to-treat requirements: Yes; Contact Board
Board permits or authorizes telemedicine practices: No
Licensees required to carry malpractice insurance: Yes, effective 1/1/06; no minimum or maximum required
Additionally legally accepted terms for chiropractor (in addition to Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C., Chiropractor, Chiropractic Doctor): Chiropractic Physician, Physician of Chiropractic
Peer Review: No Board Peer Review
Chiropractic Therapy Assistants: Voluntary Certification
STATISTICAL INFORMATION: Total # of Licensees as of 12/12/2017:
|BOARD MEMBERS / TERMS:
Board handles both licensing and disciplinary functions.
Christopher Waddell, D.C., President, 2801 N Market, Shawnee 74804 Exp. 6/2019
Amanda Miller, D.C., Vice President, 813 Raomtree Mansion, Yukon 73099 Exp. 6/2021
Heath Travis, D.C., Secretary-Treasurer, 8 South Mission, Sapulpa 74066 Exp. 6/2018
Norbert Gallagher, D.C., 8988-B South Sheridan, Tulsa 74133 Exp. 11/2021
Daniel Rowe, D.C., Board Member, 14014 N Western, Edmond 73013 Exp. 6/2020
Heather Van Wyhe, D.C., Board Member, 8805 N. 145th E. Avenue, Ste 103, Owasso 74055 Exp. 11/2020
Troy Sturgill, D.C., Board Member, PO Box 335, Woodward 73802 Exp. 11/2018
Matt Aguilar, D.C., Board Member, Lawton, Exp. 11/2019
Teresa Rose, Public Member, PO Box 721697, Oklahoma City 73172 Term: Coterminous with Governor
|# of Active licenses: 838
# of Inactive licenses: 32
# of Other Status:
# of Retired licenses: 40
|# of New licensees:
# if Resident licenses:
# of Non-Resident licenses: 64
# of Retired Licenses: 43
# of Chiropractic Assistants: