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(1) The board will issue a chiropractic license to applicants licensed in another state upon determining that the other state's license standards are substantially equal to or greater than Montana's.

(2) Applicants for chiropractic licensure by endorsement must apply on forms provided by the department, accompanied by the appropriate fee, and submit the following:

(a) official transcripts sent directly from the educational institution to demonstrate the applicant achieved:

(i) a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, except as provided in 37-12-302(3), MCA; and

(ii) graduation from a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) or another accrediting body in good standing with the Council on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI);

(b) results of the national board examination (Part I, II, III, and IV, and physiotherapy) sent directly from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE);

(c) verification of licensure sent directly from all states in which the applicant has held or holds a license; and

(d) an original, unopened self-query of the National Practitioner Databank (NPDB).

(3) Endorsement applications with inequivalent standards will be reviewed by the board.

(4) If the board determines the license standards are not substantially equivalent, the board may require successful passage of the SPEC examination administered by the NBCE for licensure.

(5) All applicants must also pass the state jurisprudence examination with a minimum score of 75 percent.


History: 37-1-131, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 1494, Eff. 6/12/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2003 MAR p. 2761; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1609, Eff. 6/23/06; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1978, Eff. 9/12/08; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 380, Eff. 3/25/11; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 645, Eff. 3/31/18.

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