EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RETIRES
After 23 years of service, Larry A. Spicer, DC, is retiring from the position of Executive Director of the MBCE. The Board conducted a state hiring process, which concluded with the hiring of Michelle (Micki) King as the new Executive Director. Micki has been with the Board for 26 years and brings a wide breadth of experience to the position. Micki's starting date is scheduled for December 1, 2016. Following a transition period, Dr. Spicer is scheduled to leave the Board on February 2, 2017.
SPECIAL NOTICE - LICENSE RENEWAL
The system for license renewal is now open. Active licenses, Inactive licenses, Professional Firm Registrations, and Animal Chiropractic Registrations will be available for renewal. You are encouraged to renew early as "system glitches" or "technical difficulties" can occasionally occur, but will not be a defense against a late renewal.
IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION: Do not complete the renewal form affirming that you have completed your CE, as doing so would be placing false information on your renewal application, subject to substantial penalties. Instead, if you will not complete your CE prior to 12/31/2016, send in a check by U.S. Postal mail (to avoid a late payment penalty) and complete your CE ASAP. When that's done, THEN you can complete your renewal application. Even if it's into January, this will avoid a CE penalty during a later audit, which would occur as a result of putting false information on your application. BE ADVISED THAT IF YOU ARE UN-RENEWED AFTER 12/31, YOU MAY NOT PRACTICE UNTIL YOUR RENEWAL IS COMPLETE.
Please see additional information which will be coming to you by email (if you've provided us with an email address) and by regular mail via post-card. Please be on the lookout for this information.
Use Of Online Services
In order to utilize the absolute strictest and up-to-date security, the following browsers may be required to use the Board's online services: Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8.0+; Mozilla Firefox, versions 16.0+; Google Chrome; Apple Safari Versions 6.0+; Mobile Android; Mobile Firefox; Mobile Chrome; Mobile Safari. If you are unable to use the online services, please check your browser version, or consider using another computer (such as at a local library) which may have an updated browser.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in all other United States territories and jurisdictions. Doctors of Chiropractic are also authorized to practice in most other countries of the world, and in some areas serve as the primary form of health care available to the citizens.
In spite of the myths that abound, the education of a doctor of chiropractic is very rigorous. A minimum of three years undergraduate education required for entry to chiropractic college. This education includes (among others) education in subjects such as chemistry (organic and inorganic,) physics, biology, anatomy and physiology. The student then enters a chiropractic college for a four year full time course leading to the doctoral degree. Colleges of Chiropractic must be accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education
(or an international equivalent) which is approved by the United States Department of Education.
Purpose of Regulation (Licensure):
As a function of regulation by licensure, the public can be assured that the doctor of chiropractic has met certain standards, that he/she continues to abide by certain laws and regulations, and that these laws and regulations have been specifically designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public from incompetence or substandard care.