Board of Chiropractic Examiners

About the Board

Authority: Chapter 331 RSMo
Membership: The board shall consist of six members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate from nominees submitted by the director of the department of economic development.
Requirements: The Board shall consist of five chiropractors, not more than two of whom shall be graduated from the same school or college of chiropractic, and one voting public member. The chiropractors shall have been residents of this state for one year and shall have practiced chiropractic continuously for a period of at least two years prior to such appointment. No person shall be appointed to the state board of chiropractic examiners who practices any other method of healing than chiropractic as defined in Chapter 331. The public member shall be at the time of his/her appointment a citizen of the United States; a resident of this state for a period of one year and a registered voter; a person who is not and never was a member of any profession licensed or regulated under Chapter 331 or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material, financial interest in either the providing of the professional services regulated by Chapter 331, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession licensed or regulated under Chapter 331. The duties of the public member shall not include the determination of the technical requirements to be met for licensure or whether any person meets such technical requirements or of the technical competence or technical judgment of a licensee or a candidate for licensure.
Term: Beginning in 2002, all successors to members shall be appointed to terms of four years from the date of their appointment and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Each member shall be limited to two full consecutive terms.
Compensation: Each board member shall receive as compensation for his/her services the sum of fifty dollars per day while discharging the actual duties of the board, and each member shall receive necessary traveling expenses while actually engaged in the performance of his/her duties as a member of the board.
Board function: The Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners registers, licenses, and regulates all chiropractors in the state. Members review and act on issues of discipline, licensure, rules and regulations, legislation and other business. The board has the power to revoke, suspend, deny, probate and reinstate licenses.
Mission: The Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners protects the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty; licenses only "qualified" professionals by examination and evaluation of minimum competency; enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules; and encourages economic development and partnerships with existing small businesses.
Meetings: The Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners meets approximately 4 times per year with meetings held in Jefferson City or surrounding communities in Missouri.
Complaints: Approximately 50 complaints are filed with the Board each year. Disciplinary hearings are held at board meetings.
Other: The Board shares office space and staff with the Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage and the Missouri Acupuncturist Advisory Committee. The staff includes one executive director, one program assistant and two licensing technicians.