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Additional Resources for Chiropractors

  • Statutes & Rules

    The Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency are prohibited from providing legal advice on issues in the statute and administrative rules. For legal advice please consult an attorney.

    The most current version of the Indiana statutes and administrative rules may be accessed using the Legislative Service links below:

    Indiana Code

    Indiana Code § 25-10 Chiropractors

    • Chapter 1.     Regulation of Chiropractors; Creation of Board
    • Chapter 2.     Chiropractic Management Consultants
    General Provisions

    Indiana Code § 25-0.5 Applicability of Certain Provisions in IC 25-1

    • Chapter 1.      Initial License or Certificate under IC 25-1-1.1-4
    • Chapter 2.      Permits, Licenses, Certificates of Registration, and Evidences of Authority under IC 25-1-2-2.1
    • Chapter 3.      Entities under IC 25-1-2-6
    • Chapter 4.      “Board” as used in IC 25-1-4
    • Chapter 5.      Performance of Administrative Function, Duties, and Responsibilities for Entities by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency und IC 25-1-5-3
    • Chapter 6.      “Provider” as used in IC 25-1-5-10
    • Chapter 7.      Performance of Administrative Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities for Entities by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency under IC 25-1-6-3
    • Chapter 8.      “Regulated Occupation” for purposes of IC 25-1-7
    • Chapter 9.      “Board” as used in IC 25-1-8
    • Chapter 10.    “Board” as used in IC 25-1-8-6
    • Chapter 11.    “Board” as used in IC 25-1-9
    • Chapter 12.    “Board” as used in IC 25-1-11

    Indiana Code § 25-1 General Provisions

    • Chapter 0.1.   Effect of Certain Acts
    • Chapter 1.      Evidence of License Applicant’s Payment of Personal Property Taxes Required
    • Chapter 1.1.   Effect of Criminal Convictions on Licensed or Registered Persons
    • Chapter 1.2.   Renewal of Licenses Granted by State Agencies, Notice of Expiration
    • Chapter 3.      Civil Immunity of Regulatory Agencies
    • Chapter 4.      Continuing Education
    • Chapter 5.      Professional Licensing Agency Registry of Professions
    • Chapter 6       Professional Licensing Agency Functions and Duties
    • Chapter 7.      Investigation and Prosecution of Complaints Concerning Regulated Occupations
    • Chapter 8.      Occupational and Professional Licensure, Registration, and Certification Fees
    • Chapter 9.      Health Professions Standards of Practice
    • Chapter 11.    Professional Licensing Standards of Practice
    • Chapter 12.    Renewal of Licenses Held by Individuals in Military Service
    • Chapter 13.    Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking Program
    • Chapter 15.    Exemptions for Athletic Organization Practitioners in Other Jurisdictions
    • Chapter 16.    Evaluation of Regulated Occupations
    • Chapter 17.    Licensure of Individuals with Military Training; Licensure of Military Spouses
    • Chapter 18.    Pilot Program for State Registration of Privately Certified Individuals

    Indiana Code § 23-1.5 Professional Corporations

    • Chapter 1.     Definitions
    • Chapter 2.     Administrative Provisions
    • Chapter 3.     Ownership
    • Chapter 4.     Change of Corporate Form
    • Chapter 5.     Foreign Professional Corporations

    Indiana Code § 4-6   Attorney General

    • Chapter 14.  Health Records and Identifying Information Protection

    Indiana Code § 16-39 Health Records

    • Chapter 39.  Health Records
    Indiana Administrative Code

    Title 846, Article 1 – General Provision

    • Rule 1.        Board of Chiropractic Examiners; Meetings; Duties
    • Rule 2.        Educational Standards
    • Rule 3.        Scope of Practice; Standards for Competent Practice; Code of Professional Conduct
    • Rule 4.        Examinations; Licensure; Renewal of Licenses; Fees; Addresses of Licensees
    • Rule 5.        Application for License by Examination
    • Rule 6.        Application for License by Endorsement
    • Rule 7.        X-Ray Utilization
    • Rule 8.        Continuing Education for Renewal of License
    • Rule 9.        Temporary Permits
    • Rule 10.      Graduate Students
  • Inactive/Retired Status
    Inactive License

    Any chiropractor licensed to practice chiropractic in this state who intends to become inactive in the practice of chiropractic shall notify the board in writing at the time of renewal that the chiropractor will not maintain an office or practice chiropractic in Indiana. The board shall then classify the chiropractor's license as inactive. The renewal fee for an inactive license is one-half (1/2) of the license renewal fee ($50.00), and the chiropractor shall not be required to attend license renewal seminars.

    If a chiropractor holding an inactive license intends to maintain an office or practice chiropractic, the chiropractor shall notify the board of that intent. The board may reinstate that chiropractor's license upon notification and receipt of the following documentation:

    • A renewal application;
    • Payment of the current renewal fee ($100.00);
    • Payment of the current reinstatement fee ($15.00); and
    • Evidence of attendance of one (1) educational conference approved by the board for each year or portion of a year of inactive license classification.
    Retirement from Practice

    Any chiropractor licensed to practice chiropractic in this state who intends to retire from practice shall notify the board in writing of the chiropractor's intention to retire and shall surrender the license to the board. Upon receipt of this notice and license, the board shall record the fact that the chiropractor is retired and excuse the person from further payment of license renewal fees and attendance at license renewal seminars. If any chiropractor surrenders the license to practice chiropractic in this state, the chiropractor's reinstatement may be considered by the board on the chiropractor's written request. If any disciplinary proceedings under this chapter are pending against a chiropractor, the chiropractor may not surrender the license without the written approval of the board.

  • Continuing Education Requirements
    Continuing Education Requirement for the July 1, 2022 Renewal:

    The Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners will accept any part or all of the required continuing education hours by distance learning that is provided by an approved organization as specified in Indiana Code IC 25-1-4-0.2.

    Practitioners are required to have completed twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education acquired after July 1, 2020.  Included within the twenty-four (24) hour requirement are eight (8) hours of approved courses in public health and/or risk management.

    Continuing education is not required for the year in which the initial license was issued. Therefore, a person who was issued an original chiropractic license between the dates of July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023 is only required to submit twelve (12) hours of continuing education including four (4) hours of public health and/or risk management courses. A person who is issued an original license after July 1, 2023 is not required to submit continuing education for the next renewal.

    Approval of Chiropractic Continuing Education Programs

    Under the statutory provision as listed below, if a program is designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the chiropractor's profession or occupation and falls under an "Approved Organization" it is no longer necessary to submit an application for continuing education approval by the Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

    Under IC 25-1-4-0.2:
    Sec. 0.2. As used in this chapter, "approved organization" refers to the following:

    1. United States Department of Education.
    2. Council on Post-Secondary Education.
    3. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.
    4. Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations.
    5. Federal, state, and local government agencies.
    6. A college or other teaching institution accredited by the United States Department of Education or the Council on Post-Secondary Education.
    7. A national organization of practitioners whose members practicing in Indiana are subject to regulation by a board or agency regulating a profession or occupation under this title or IC 15.
    8. A national, state, district, or local organization that operates as an affiliated entity under the approval of any organization listed in subdivisions (1) and (7).
    9. An internship or a residency program conducted in a hospital that has been approved by an organization listed in subdivisions (1) through (7).
    10. Any other organization or individual approved by the Board.

    Also, under IC 25-1-4-0.5:
    Sec. 0.5. As used in this chapter, "continuing education means an orderly process of instruction that is approved by an approved organization or the board that is designed to directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the practitioner's profession or occupation.

    Approved Organization with Automatic Approval

    1. Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City
    2. Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles
    3. D'Youville College
    4. Life University
    5. Life Chiropractic College West
    6. Logan College of Chiropractic
    7. National University of Health Sciences
    8. Northeast College of Health Sciences (previously New York Chiropractic College)
    9. Northwestern Health Sciences University
    10. Palmer College of Chiropractic (Iowa)
    11. Palmer College of Chiropractic (Florida)
    12. Palmer College of Chiropractic West
    13. Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
    14. Southern California University of Health Sciences
    15. Texas Chiropractic College
    16. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
    17. Western States Chiropractic College
    18. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
    19. American Chiropractic Association
    20. International Chiropractic Association of Indiana
    21. Indiana State Chiropractic Association
    22. All National, State and Local Chiropractic Associations

    All programs, which are sponsored by the above organizations, must directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the chiropractic profession.

    Licensee Responsibilities
    • Continuing education credits may not be carried over from one renewal period to the next renewal period.
    • A maximum of twelve (12) hours may be obtained within each licensure year.
    • A licensee must retain a record of completion of continuing education for three (3) years.
    • A licensee must present verification of completion of continuing education upon request by the Board.
    • All programs attended must directly enhance the practitioner's knowledge and skill in providing services relevant to the chiropractic profession or occupation.
    • All programs that are attended to renew your chiropractic license must fall under an approved organization as stated in IC 25-1-4-0.2 or be approved by the Board.
    • The Board will not approve or accept for renewal of licensure programs in the area of practice management.
    • Public Health and/or Risk management hours must be designated on your certificate or transcripts as public health and/or risk management hours or credit will not be given.
    • If a program does not fall under IC 25-1-4-0.2 as an Approved Organization, the Sponsoring Organization is required to submit an application for continuing education approval.
    Risk Management

    Risk management is defined as the chiropractor's legal responsibility to his or her patient as provided by 846 IAC 1-3-3 and IC 25-1-9.

    Continuing Education Certificates

    A licensee is not required to submit copies of their continuing education certificates at the time of renewal. By renewing online or signing the renewal application you swear or affirm under the penalties of perjury that you have completed the continuing education requirement. A practitioner shall retain copies of continuing education certificates for three (3) years from the end of the licensing period. After the renewal, a percentage of practitioners will be chosen in a random audit to submit copies of their continuing education certificates. If the practitioner does not comply with the audit the Board will proceed with action against the licensee.

    Continuing Education Audit

    After the conclusion of a renewal, a random selection of renewed licenses will be chosen to be audited.  The Board will then reach out to the participating licensees to submit their completed Chiropractic Audit Tracking Sheet and submit the copies of their certificates of completion for review.  Continuing education only needs to be submitted if requested by the Board.

  • Scope of Practice Rulings

    Licensed practitioners that have a specific question or questions about the scope of practice of their licensed profession may request a "practice ruling" from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) and the Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners (the Board). The PLA and the Board may provide a formal determination/interpretation based on the practitioner's factual situations/circumstances. Licensed practitioners may submit a "Request for Practice Ruling" through the web-based form provided on the PLA's "Request for Practice Ruling" web page. Additional information and instructions for submitting a "Request for Practice Ruling " are provided on the web page.

    All requests will be reviewed by the PLA's legal team, and PLA's legal team will draft a ruling for the Board's consideration and potential adoption. All rulings adopted by the Board will be posted to the Indiana Register as well as the comprehensive list provided on the the PLA's "Request for Practice Ruling" web page.

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