To be eligible for licensure by
credentials in the State of Alabama, the applicant shall meet the provisions of
Code of Ala. 1975
, § 34-24 -162.1 and this Rule,
which are as follows:
(a) The chiropractor
must have been engaged in the active practice of chiropractic or in full time
chiropractic education for no less than five thousand (5,000) hours over the
five (5) year period immediately preceding the application.
(b) The applicant shall possess a current,
valid, unrevoked, unexpired and unlimited license issued by another State Board
of Chiropractic. In addition, the applicant shall have passed an initial
licensure examination acceptable to the Board which was at least equivalent to
the examination required by the Board for applicants for licensure by
examination at the time of their application.
(c) The Board of Examiners in the state of
current practice shall verify or endorse that the applicant's license is in
good standing without any restrictions.
(d) The chiropractor shall not be the subject
of pending or final disciplinary action in any state in which the individual
has been licensed which shall be verified through inquiry to the National
Practitioner Data Bank, the Health Integrity Protection Data Bank, the
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board CINBAD Databank for Disciplinary
Information, or any other pertinent Bank currently existing or which may exist
in the future.
(e) The applicant
shall provide a written statement agreeing to be interviewed at the request of
(f) The applicant must
successfully pass a written jurisprudence examination to be designed and
administered by the Board.
applicant shall submit affidavits from two licensed chiropractors practicing in
the same geographical area where the applicant currently is practicing or
teaching attesting to the applicant's moral character, standing, and
(h) The applicant must
complete an application for licensure by credential.
(i) Upon the Board's request, the applicant
shall execute any necessary release or authorization to obtain information in
connection with the application or the requirements of this rule.
(j) The applicant must be a graduate of a
chiropractic school or college approved by the board and shall provide the
Board with an official transcript with school seal from the school of
chiropractic which issued the applicant's professional degree or execute a
request and authorization allowing the board to obtain the
(k) The applicant must
not be the subject of any pending or final action from any hospital revoking
suspending, limiting, modifying, or interfering with any clinical or staff
(l) The applicant must
not have been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,
any offense relating to controlled or legend drugs or any offense which would
interfere with or impair the ability to practice chiropractic with reasonable
skill and safety to his or her patients.
The board may consider or require other
criteria including, but not limited to, any of the following:
1. Questioning under oath.
2. Results of peer review reports from
constituent chiropractic societies or federal chiropractic services.
3. Substance abuse testing or
4. Proof of no physical
or psychological impairment that would adversely affect the ability to practice
chiropractic with reasonable skill and safety.
5. Participation in continuing
6. Background checks for
criminal or fraudulent activities.
7. An agreement to initiate practice within
the State of Alabama within a period of one year.
8. Proof of professional liability coverage
and that coverage has not been refused, declined, cancelled, nonrenewed, or
9. In the event an
applicant has or is practicing in a state which allows an applicant to
prescribe or administer drugs, the applicant has not been the subject of any
disciplinary action or is subject to the pendency of any disciplinary action or
enforcement proceeding of any kind in connection with these activities. This
section applies regardless of whether or not a separate permit or license was
issued to engage in the described activities.