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Chapter 100-2 LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Rule 100-2-.01 Writing of Examinations

All Examinations will be conducted in the English language.

Rule 100-2-.02 License Renewal

(1) Every person who holds a valid license as a chiropractor shall immediately upon issuance thereof be deemed licensed by the Board. Said license shall expire on December 31 of the even numbered years and shall be renewable biennially in accordance with the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (Section 43-9-11). Any licensee whose business address changes must notify the Board in writing within fifteen days of that change of address.
(2) Applications for renewal received in the Board office within ninety (90) days after the renewal deadline shall be considered "late renewals" and shall be renewed upon the applicant's payment of the current renewal fee, and if audited, his/her submission of the required continuing education hours, and the payment of the applicable penalty fee as determined by the board.

Rule 100-2-.03 Change of Address

Each licensed chiropractor shall file his/her business address with the Board and notify the same of any changes of address within fifteen days of such change.

Rule 100-2-.04 Repealed

Rule 100-2-.05 Refusal or Revocation of License

In addition to other prescribed reasons stated in the law, the Board will refuse license to any applicant whose physical condition is manifestly incompatible with the practice of his profession.

Rule 100-2-.06 Repealed

Rule 100-2-.07 Endorsement

The Board may license by endorsement, a chiropractor who holds a license that was obtained by examination from another state or territory of the United States subject to the following conditions:

(1) An applicant will not be considered for licensure by endorsement in the State of Georgia if he or she has ever failed the Georgia Practical Examination.
(2) Applicants for licensure by endorsement must have been licensed, in good standing in ALL states in which they hold a license, and have been in active practice for a minimum of three (3) years.
(3) Applicants for licensure by endorsement must show evidence of having successfully passed all parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examination that were available at the time of graduation or that were required by the state in which the applicant was first licensed and practiced for a minimum of three (3) years. Applicants must provide evidence of any such state requirement(s) referred to in this section of the rule.
(4) As part of the licensure process, the applicant shall complete an application for licensure by endorsement and shall:
(a) submit all applicable fees provided for in Board Rule 100-11 - .01 ;
(b) cause certification documents demonstrating his or her good standing to be submitted directly from the boards of all states in which the applicant holds a license to practice chiropractic. To be considered for licensure by endorsement, an applicant's license(s) must be in good standing in any and all states and territories of the United States in which he or she successfully passed an examination for licensure;
(c) submit a signed affidavit indicating that the applicant has read and understands the Laws and Rules governing the Chiropractic practice in the State of Georgia, and shall be subject thereto.
(5) Applicants for licensure by endorsement, at the discretion of the Board, shall submit proof of having successfully passed the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic developed and administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners no earlier than 24 months prior to date of application.
(6) The applicant for licensure by endorsement must not have committed any act that would constitute a violation of the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Laws and Rules. Furthermore, he or she must not be the subject of any pending or unresolved disciplinary action or malpractice judgement in this or any other state or territory.
(7) Applicants for licensure by endorsement may, at the discretion of the Board, be required to appear for a personal interview.

Rule 100-2-.07A Endorsement for Military Spouses, Service Members

The Board may license by endorsement, a chiropractor who qualifies as a military spouse or transitioning service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34, subject to the following conditions:

(1) Holds an active license, in good standing, that was obtained by examination from another state or territory of the United States, for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this State to obtain a license.
(2) An applicant will not be considered for licensure by endorsement in the State of Georgia if he or she has ever failed the Georgia Practical Examination.
(3) Applicants for licensure by endorsement must have been licensed, in good standing in ALL states in which they hold a license, must submit a verification of licensure from most recent state or territory in which they have ever held a license and must have been in active practice for a minimum of one (1) year. Applicants that do not meet these requirements outlined in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this rule must apply for licensure by examination.
(4) Applicants for licensure by endorsement must show evidence of having successfully passed all parts of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) examination that were available at the time of graduation or was required by the state in which the applicant was first licensed, and practiced, for a minimum of one (1) year. Applicants must provide evidence of any such state requirement(s) referred to in this section of the rule.
(5) As part of the licensure process, the applicant shall complete an application for licensure by endorsement and shall:
(a) Submit all applicable fees provided for in Board Rule 100-11-.01;
(b) Cause the submission of all documents directly to the Board, as requested, from the states or entity authorized to make the submission;
(c) Submit a signed affidavit indicating that the applicant has read and understands the Laws and Rules governing the Chiropractic practice in the State of Georgia, and shall be subject thereto.
(6) To be considered for licensure by endorsement, an applicant's license(s) must be in good standing in any and all states and territories of the United States in which he or she successfully passed an examination for licensure.
(7) Applicants for licensure by endorsement may, at the discretion of the Board, be required to submit proof of having successfully passed the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic developed and administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners which was taken no earlier than 24 months prior to date of application.
(8) The applicant for licensure by endorsement must not have committed any act that would constitute a violation of the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Laws and Rules. Furthermore, he or she must not be the subject of any pending or unresolved disciplinary action or malpractice judgement in this or any other state or territory.
(9) Applicants for licensure by endorsement may, at the discretion of the Board, be required to appear for a personal interview.

Rule 100-2-.08 Inactive License

(1) A Doctor of Chiropractic who holds a valid license to practice Chiropractic in the State of Georgia may request the license be placed on inactive status under the following provisions:
(a) Notifies the Board, in writing, that he or she chooses to retire from active practice of the profession or will no longer practice Chiropractic in the state of Georgia.
(b) Provides a statement acknowledging that he or she shall not engage in the practice of Chiropractic and shall not hold themselves out to the public as being available to provide chiropractic services in this state.
(2) Upon meeting the aforementioned conditions said license shall be considered inactive and the licensee:
(a) Shall not be required to obtain the necessary continuing education credits for renewal of the license.
(b) Shall not be assessed a renewal fee for the period that the license is inactive.
(3) Within the state of Georgia, the practice of chiropractic with an inactive license shall be considered unlicensed practice and is subject to disciplinary action.
(4) Should a Doctor of Chiropractic holding an inactive license choose to return to active practice in this state, the following requirements must be met:
(a) Submit an application for reactivation along with the reactivation fee established by the Board.
(b) Submit evidence of attendance at forty (40) hours of Board approved continuing education within the last two (2) years.
(c) Provide evidence that licensee is in good standing in all jurisdictions in which he or she has ever been licensed.
(4) After 5 years of continuous inactive status, the Board may, at its discretion require successful completion of the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) and/or additional coursework.

Rule 100-2-.09 Reinstatement of Expired Licenses

(1) A minimum of two (2) years shall pass from the date of any revocation of a license before the Board will consider an application for reinstatement. If the Board denies any application for reinstatement, the Board may require that a minimum of two (2) years pass from the date of the denial before the Board will consider subsequent applications for reinstatement. This rule shall only apply in those instances which the license in question was revoked for reasons other than failure to renew.
(2) For purposes of this regulation, the administrative revocation of a license for failure to renew shall not be treated as a disciplinary action or contested case.
(3) In order to reinstate a license to practice chiropractic, an applicant must complete an application and pay a reinstatement fee. The applicant must submit a detailed resume of such licensee's chiropractic experience since the date said license was last renewed and in good standing.
(4) If the chiropractor has been practicing outside of Georgia, the Board must receive a statement from a recognized licensing jurisdiction regarding the state of licensure in such locale.
(5) The applicant must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of chiropractic and that he or she is mentally and physically able to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
(6) The Board may require the passage of an examination, such as the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners or other assessments as designated and approved by the Board.
(7) Reinstatement of a license is at the Board's discretion. The Board may deny reinstatement but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.