***COVID 19 UPDATES***
COVID-19 Guidances and Best Practices
For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
Closure of Walk In Services
Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy, and will be availalbe for mail services only. No walk-ins or appointments are allowed. Please submit all applications and supplemental documents via mail to HRLA 1, PO Box 37801, Washington, DC 20013. If you are aleady in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.
In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction. You can read more about the waiver process HERE.
Board Meetings Cancelled
Additionally, all health professional board meetings are cancelled for the month of March. For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, please go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
***NEW LICENSURE LOOKUP***
As part of the new renewal system, the DC Health is utilizing a NEW licensure lookup system for verification of District licenses. Individuals who renewed their licenses this year can verify the status of their license HERE.
"To serve and protect the public and ensure high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism through best practices in regulation, education and outreach."
The District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic (BOC), a division within the DC Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), has the responsibility to regulate the practice of chiropractic medicine in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to serve and protect the public and ensure high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism through best-practices in regulation, education and outreach.
Applicants for licensure in the District are required to pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examination (NBCE) Parts I-IV in addition to the District of Columbia jurisprudence examination. Applicants requesting licensure with ancillary privileges in Physiotherapy, must also pass the NBCE ancillary privileges examination. Furthermore, all applicants for licensure must establish, to the Board’s satisfaction, that they possess the appropriate skills, knowledge, judgment, and character to practice chiropractic medicine in the District of Columbia, as well as demonstrate to the Board that they are proficient in understanding and communicating chiropractic concepts and information in English.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and serve a three year term for a maximum of three terms. The Board issues a newsletter that provides up-to-date information on the Board's current activities.
The Board meets on the second Tuesday of every other month and administers the District jurisprudence examination three (3) times per fiscal year (November, March and July). The Board, at it's discretion, may add additional testing dates.
Continuing Education Requirements
2020 is a renewal year for all licensees of the Board of Chiropractic. As part of the renewal process, licensees will need to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every two (2) years, which includes three (3) hours in the subject of communicable disease (including HIV/AIDS), two (2) hours in the subject of LGBTQ cultural competency, and five (5) hours in any combination of ethics, risk management, documentation and record keeping, or cultural competency.
The Board of Chiropractic meets the 2nd tuesday of every other month. Below is the meeting schedule for FY 2020.
FY 2020 Meeting Dates:
Board Meeting Materials