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    Subdivision 1. License required; qualifications. No person shall practice chiropractic in
this state without first being licensed by the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The applicant
shall have earned at least one-half of all academic credits required for awarding of a baccalaureate
degree from the University of Minnesota, or other university, college, or community college of
equal standing, in subject matter determined by the board, and taken a four-year resident course of
at least eight months each in a school or college of chiropractic or in a chiropractic program that
is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, holds a recognition agreement with the
Council on Chiropractic Education, or is accredited by an agency approved by the United States
Office of Education or their successors as of January 1, 1988. The board may issue licenses to
practice chiropractic without compliance with prechiropractic or academic requirements listed
above if in the opinion of the board the applicant has the qualifications equivalent to those
required of other applicants, the applicant satisfactorily passes written and practical examinations
as required by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and the applicant is a graduate of a college of
chiropractic with a recognition agreement with the Council on Chiropractic Education. The board
may recommend a two-year prechiropractic course of instruction to any university, college, or
community college which in its judgment would satisfy the academic prerequisite for licensure as
established by this section.
An examination for a license shall be in writing and shall include testing in:
(a) The basic sciences including but not limited to anatomy, physiology, bacteriology,
pathology, hygiene, and chemistry as related to the human body or mind;
(b) The clinical sciences including but not limited to the science and art of chiropractic,
chiropractic physiotherapy, diagnosis, roentgenology, and nutrition; and
(c) Professional ethics and any other subjects that the board may deem advisable.
The board may consider a valid certificate of examination from the National Board of
Chiropractic Examiners as evidence of compliance with the examination requirements of
this subdivision. The applicant shall be required to give practical demonstration in vertebral
palpation, neurology, adjusting and any other subject that the board may deem advisable. A
license, countersigned by the members of the board and authenticated by the seal thereof, shall be
granted to each applicant who correctly answers 75 percent of the questions propounded in each
of the subjects required by this subdivision and meets the standards of practical demonstration
established by the board. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee set by the board. The fee
shall not be returned but the applicant may, within one year, apply for examination without the
payment of an additional fee. The board may grant a license to an applicant who holds a valid
license to practice chiropractic issued by the appropriate licensing board of another state, provided
the applicant meets the other requirements of this section and satisfactorily passes a practical
examination approved by the board. The burden of proof is on the applicant to demonstrate these
qualifications or satisfaction of these requirements.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1976 c 222 s 209]
History: (5729) 1919 c 64 s 6; 1927 c 230; 1959 c 186 s 2; 1967 c 706 s 1; 1974 c 564 s 1;
1976 c 222 s 47; 1977 c 193 s 1; 1983 c 346 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 345 s 1; 1988 c 642 s 6;
1999 c 55 s 1; 2001 c 121 s 1; 2006 c 267 art 1 s 4

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