Board of Chiropractic Examiners
New Rules for Chiropractors Effective May 18, 2017 :
- NEW - Notice of Rulemaking Hearing 12-18-15
- NEW - Email Account for Submission of Continuing Education
- Background Checks Required for Those Providing Patient Care
- Volunteer for Mass Emergency Clinics
- Legislative Updates
- Criminal Background Check Required for New Applications
About the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners was created in 1923 by an act of the State Legislature. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice the profession of chiropractic or chiropractic x-ray technology within this state to be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
The administrative staff of the Division of Health Related Boards supports the Board by issuing licenses to those who meet the requirements of the law and rules. Renewal notices are mailed from Board’s administrative office forty-five (45) days prior to the expiration of the license to the current address on record. Licensees are responsible for reviewing their license on time and keeping the Board apprised of current information. Licenses can be renewed on-line one hundred twenty (120) days prior to expiration at https://apps.tn.gov/hlrs/. Failure to renew by the expiration date may result in a fine.
The Board has scheduled meetings throughout the year for purposes of conducting administrative business concerning ratifying licenses, promulgating rules, disciplinary matters, etc. The seven (7) members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and serve four (4) year terms. A quorum of four (4) members is required to conduct business. The meetings are open to the public.
Contact the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
615) 741-3807 Local or 1-800-778-4123 Nationwide
Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243