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Board of Chiropractic

PROCESSING CENTER Hours:
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (except holidays).

Office Hours:
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).

***COVID-19 UPDATES***


Criminal Background Check (CBC) Requirement

Effective immediately, all applicants will be required to complete a new CBC for each application submitted. Please select link below to access notice from DC Health regarding the CBC requirement:

CBC Requirement Notice from DC Health


Updated COVID-19 Mandates as of November 8, 2022

Please select link below to access Emergency Rulemaking documents.
Note updated COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers:

dchealth.dc.gov/node/1556816


ALERT: PHONE SCAM

DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
in which individuals pose as DC Health representatives to request money.
Please be advised that DC Health representatives will never
contact you with a request for money.

FBI Warns Individuals Employed in the Health Care Industry
of the Ongoing Scam Involving the Impersonation of
Law Enforcement and Government Officials - FBI  fbi.gov



LICENSURE WAIVER
PERIOD HAS ENDED:

Please review the Important Notices regarding
Temporary Licensure Requirements
HERE
 

 

Important Notice regarding Paper Applications (select link): 
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)

ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS

DC Health’s online licensing application system is now LIVE. (See link below.)

 

The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider who is interested in applying for a new health professional license, or renewing, reinstate, or reactivate an existing license, may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions prior to beginning the process.

https://doh.force.com/dchealthrenewals/s/portal-page

 

***COVID-19 UPDATES***

Individuals may call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application. Please forward any documents to the email address of a Health Licensing Specialist listed below.

If you require assistance from the Board of Chiropractic, please contact the following individuals by email:

email:

Service Applicant or Licensee's Last Name Staff Email Address
Licensure A - D Charles.Annor [email protected]
Licensure E - H Ashley.Callaham [email protected]
Licensure I - L Mary Harris [email protected]
Licensure M - P Kimberly.Quickley [email protected]
Licensure Q - T Rona Rawls [email protected]
Licensure U - W Chiquita Badgett [email protected]
Licensure Y - Z Sabrina Gillison [email protected]
Complaints/Discipline A - M Lisa Robinson [email protected]
Complaints/Discipline N - Z Sabrina Gillison [email protected]
Verifications All Last Names Rona Rawls [email protected]
Application Documents/
General Questions
General Email [email protected]


If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please forward any documents to said HLS via email.


***LICENSURE LOOKUP***

As part of the new renewal system, the DC Health is utilizing a licensure lookup system for verification of District licenses.  Individuals can verify the status of a license HERE.


Mission Statement:

"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

As part of the renewal process, licensees will need to complete thirty (30) hours of continuing education (CE) every two (2) years, which includes two (2) hours in the subject of LGBTQ cultural competency and three (3) hours in a topic designated as a DC Health identified public health priority.

The Director of the Department of Health has now issued a notice identifying acceptable public health priorities, a copy of which can be found online HERE


Board Meetings

The Board of Chiropractic meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month. 
Link to virtual meeting can be found on the meeting agenda listed here: https://dchealth.dc.gov/node/749292
 
Board of Chiropractic FY24 In-Person and Virtual Meeting Dates
 
     Date      Meeting Format
     January 9, 2024      In person
     March 12, 2024      Virtual
     May 14, 2024      In person
     July 9, 2024      Virtual
     September 10, 2024      In person
     November 12, 2024      Virtual

 


Board Meeting Materials

 
Licensure Search
 
Discipline
 
Existing Licensees
 
Applying for a License
 
Board Information and Reports
View Photos from the BOC Open House Event - September 19, 2014
 
Board Policies
 
Board Regulations
 
Misc. Information
Disclaimer [PDF]
 
 
Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-8471
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
2201 Shannon Place SE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20020