201 KAR 21:041. Licensing; standards, fees.
RELATES TO: KRS 312.085, 312.095, 312.145, 312.175
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 312.019, 312.085, 312.095, 312.175
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 312.019(9) authorizes the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners to promulgate administrative regulations consistent with KRS Chapter 312, regulating the practice of chiropractic. This administrative regulation establishes the procedures relating to application for licensure, license renewal, and fees.
Section 1. Initial Application. An applicant for initial licensure shall submit to the board:
(1) A completed New Licensee Application; and
(2) A nonrefundable application fee of $350.
Section 2. Licenses. (1) Each license by the board shall:
(a) Set forth:
1. The name of the issuing board;
2. The name of the licensee;
3. The number of license; and
4. The date of the license issuance;
(b) Be signed by a minimum of three (3) members of the board; and
(c) Have the seal of the board affixed.
Section 3. License Renewal. (1)(a) Each licensee of the board shall:
1. Annually renew the license on or before the first day of March; and
2. Submit the application for license renewal to the board as required by paragraph (b) of this subsection.
(b)1. A licensee seeking active status shall:
a. Submit a completed Application for Annual License Renewal; and
b. Pay a renewal fee of $250.
2. A licensee seeking inactive status shall:
a. Submit a completed Annual Inactive/Non-Resident Renewal Application; and
b. Pay a renewal fee of seventy-five (75) dollars.
(c) The amount of the restoration fee established by KRS 312.175(2) and (4) shall be $250 per year, or any part of a year.
(d) Continuing education requirements.
1. Each licensee shall complete twelve (12) hours of board- approved continuing education, with:
a. A minimum of six (6) hours obtained within Kentucky;
b. No more than eight (8) hours completed in a day; and
c. Proof of completion submitted with the renewal application.
2. A new licensee shall complete a two (2) hour jurisprudence course, provided by the board, prior to the first license renewal. The course shall account for two (2) of the twelve (12) hours of continuing education required by subparagraph 1 of this paragraph.
(2) The continuing education program shall be either:
(a) A post graduate course of study at or sponsored by a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or its successors; or
(b) A continuing education program approved by the board, or a committee designated by the board to act between sessions of the board.
1. The continuing education program shall be:
a. Sponsored by a national or state chartered organization of chiropractors; and
b. Open to all doctors of chiropractic in Kentucky who desire to attend.
2. The instructors and speakers shall be in the field of chiropractic, chiropractic education, or allied sciences.
3. The programs to be presented shall contain subjects of clinical benefit to licensees and on a postgraduate level of education.
(3) The sponsoring party of a proposed educational program for license renewal shall apply for approval of the program prior to its presentation by providing the following information to the board:
(a) The name of the course;
(b) The name of the sponsoring organization;
(c) The objective of the program;
(d) The number of hours over which the educational program will be presented and the dates presented;
(e) The names of the instructors and speakers and the name and address of the institution with which they are associated, if applicable;
(f) The instructors' or speakers' educational background and other relevant qualifications; and
(g) The name and address of the person authorized to certify attendance.
(4) The educational program may be monitored by an officer of the board, the field coordinator of the board, or a person designated by the president of the board.
(5)(a) A proposed program shall be submitted to the board for approval at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the presentation.
(b) The board, or a designee of the board to act between meetings of the board, shall give written notification of the board's approval or disapproval of the program to the sponsoring party not more than thirty (30) days after receiving the proposed educational program.
(c) Within thirty (30) days of completion of the program, the sponsoring party shall submit to the board a written certification of:
1. The names and license numbers of the licensees in attendance at the program;
2. The sessions attended by each licensee; and
3. The number of hours of each session attended.
(6)(a) If the licensee is in active practice but is not in active practice in Kentucky and does not intend to practice in Kentucky during the renewal period, the licensee shall meet the educational requirements of the state or jurisdiction in which the licensee is practicing.
(b) To activate an inactive license, a licensee who has been in active practice outside Kentucky shall submit:
1. A completed Application for Activation/Reinstatement of Kentucky License;
2. The renewal fee required by subsection (1)(b) of this section;
3. Proof that the licensee has met the continuing education requirements established by the state or jurisdiction in which the licensee has been engaged in active practice; and
4. License verification from each state or jurisdiction from which the licensee has held a license.
(7)(a) An inactive licensee, who is not in active practice outside Kentucky, may renew the inactive license without meeting the continuing education requirements required by Section 3(1)(d)1 of the administrative regulation.
(b) To activate an inactive license, the license shall submit:
1. A completed Application for Activation/Reinstatement of Kentucky Licensure;
2. The renewal fee required by subsection (1)(b) of this section;
3. Proof that the licensee has obtained twelve (12) hours of continuing education credit for each year the license was inactive; and
4. If the licensee was inactive for more than four (4) years, proof of successfully passing the Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Section 4. Change of Address. Each licensee shall notify the board within ten (10) days of each change of mailing address or place of business.
Section 5. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:
(a) "New Licensee Application", November 2009;
(b) "Application for Annual License Renewal", November 2009;
(c) "Annual Inactive/Non-Resident License Renewal Application", 2009; and
(d) "Application for Activation/Reinstatement of Kentucky License", 2007.
(2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 209 South Green Street, Glasgow, Kentucky 42142, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (6 Ky.R. 165; eff. 10-3-79; Am. 16 Ky.R. 44; 344; eff. 9-2-89; 34 Ky.R. 1530; 2279; eff. 5-2-2008; 35 Ky. R. 989; 1437; eff. 1-5-2009; 36 Ky.R. 855; 1194; eff. 1-4-2010.)