Application for license; qualifications; fees; rules
(1)A person applying for a license to practice chiropractic in this state shall apply to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners on a form and in the manner prescribed by the board. The application must be accompanied by the following nonrefundable fees:
(a)An application fee in an amount established by the board by rule; and
(b)The fee for a criminal records check in the amount established by the board by rule under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check).
(2)Each applicant shall furnish to the board:
(a)Evidence satisfactory to the board of the applicant’s good moral character.
(b)A certificate of proficiency in the fundamental sciences (Part I, taken subsequent to January 1, 1971) issued to the applicant by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(c)Evidence of successful completion of at least two years of liberal arts and sciences study, in any college or university accredited by either the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities or its successor, or a like regional association, or in any college or university in Oregon approved for granting degrees by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
(d)A diploma and transcript, certified by the registrar, or other documents satisfactory to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners evidencing graduation from a chiropractic school or college approved by the board under the board’s academic standards, or from a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successor agency, under standards that are accepted and adopted biennially by the board in the version applied to that school by the accrediting agency.
(e)A statement of any other health care provider license in this state held by the applicant, with identifying information required by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(3)An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (2)(c) or (d) of this section if the applicant provides the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners with documentation of military training or experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the education required by subsection (2)(c) or (d) of this section.
(4)The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners may waive the requirements of subsection (2)(c) of this section for any applicant for a license to practice chiropractic if the applicant is licensed in another state and practiced chiropractic in that state, but the applicant must pass the examination authorized by ORS 684.050 (Examination) or by ORS 684.052 (Use of nationally administered test). [Amended by 1953 c.432 §2; 1969 c.191 §1; 1973 c.31 §4; 1975 c.492 §2; 1985 c.354 §4; 1987 c.376 §1; 1989 c.805 §1; 1991 c.300 §1; 1991 c.892 §2; 1995 c.493 §3; 1997 c.264 §6; 1997 c.652 §41; 2005 c.730 §84; 2011 c.637 §286; 2012 c.43 §14; 2013 c.1 §87; 2013 c.514 §1; 2013 c.747 §174]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Authority of licensee to practice obstetrics, (1972) Vol 35, p 1267; authority of licensee to purchase and use local anesthetic and antiseptic substances for minor surgery, (1978) Vol 38, p 2231