Chiropractic Licensure

GUIDANCE PAPER #01-2020 CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COVERING PERIOD THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2021, Released October 23, 2020 (PDF)

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Purpose

The Board of Chiropractic Licensure was established to protect the public safety, health and welfare through regulation of the practice of chiropractic in the State of Maine.

The primary responsibility of the Board is to examine and license qualified applicants for practice in Maine, issue licenses; investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action.

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)

Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx.This database is updated in real time as changes occur.The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.

Are You a Mandated Reporter?

Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child or an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious death (child or incapacitated adult) has occurred.

Follow this link for more Mandated Reporter Information

Future correspondence from the Board of Chiropractic Licensure will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.

10 Day Notification

What's New

POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)

Laws/Statutory

New Laws Take Effect September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 187 (LD 849) An Act To Allow Chiropractic Internships
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0623&item=3&snum=129 (PDF)
Brief Synopsis: Creates a new license category for temporary Chiropractic Intern

Public Law Chapter 503, Part A (LD 1746)
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0580&item=8&snum=129 (PDF)
Brief Summary: Expands grounds for discipline to include failure to provide to a patient, upon written request, a copy of that patient's treatment records within a reasonable amount of time as may be determined by the applicable board.

The following Law was enacted by the 128th Maine Legislature. The general effective date for nonemergency Laws passed in the Second Regular Session of the 128th Legislature is Wednesday August 1, 2018

LD 1871 Public Law Chapter 407 - An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force To Address the Opioid Crisis in the State Regarding Respectful Language (PDF)
Section A-124 (page 66) Chiropractic Law Amended

Rulemaking