Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Petition 147
Petition Information
Petition Title Requirements for licensure in chiropractic
Date Filed 5/23/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Dr. Kenneth Knox 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations to allow a chiropractor who has been practicing for 5 or more years in another state to be licensed if he has passed Parts I, II, and III of the Board examination and has failed Part IV but has a score of 375 on the Special Purpose Examination for Chiropractic.  

Agency's Plan


Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its meeting on August 5, 2011, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board’s decision on the request after that meeting.
Comment Period Ended 7/20/2011
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 8/24/2011
Agency Decision Summary


At its meeting on August 5, 2011, the Board reiterated its determination to require passage of Part IV of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination (NBCE) for any applicant who graduated after January 31, 1996. Passage of the clinical portion of the examination has been required for 15 years, and the Board does not believe it is in the interest of public safety to  lessen the examination requirement.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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