DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Division of Professional Regulation

700 Board of Chiropractic

Statutory Authority: 24 Delaware Code, Section 706(a)(1) (24 Del.C. §706(a)(1))

24 DE Admin. Code 700

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Delaware Board of Chiropractic in accordance with 24 Del.C. §706(a)(1) has proposed changes to its rules and regulations. The proposal amends rule 4.2.1 Continuing Education for Licensees Other Than New Licensees to provide that the maximum allowable online continuing education credits permissible in each reporting period is twelve (12) of the twenty-four (24) required hours.

A public hearing will be held on April 21, 2005 at 8:45 a.m. in the second floor Conference Room B of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Chiropractic, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.

The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.

700 Board of Chiropractic

4.0 Continuing Education

4.1 Continuing Education for New Licensees:

4.1.1 At the time of the initial license renewal, some individuals will have been licensed for less than two (2) years. Therefore, for these individuals only, the continuing education hours will be pro-rated as follows:

License Granted During First Year: Credit Hours

Required:

July 1 - December 31 24 hours

January 1 - June 30 18 hours

License Granted During Second Year: Credit Hours

Required:

July 1 - December 31 12 hours

January 1 - June 30 0 hours

4.2 Continuing Education for Licensees other than new licensees:

4.2.1 Unless otherwise excused by the Board for good cause such as illness, extended absence from the country, or unique personal hardship which is not the result of professional negligence or inadvertence, all Chiropractors seeking renewal more than two (2) years from initial licensure or reinstatement of a lapsed license must provide to the Board adequate proof of the satisfactory completion of twenty four (24) credit hours of Board approved continuing education within the immediately preceding two (2) year period. Of the required twenty four (24) credit hours of Board approved continuing education, a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours may be fulfilled by participating in online courses.

4.2.2 Proof of continuing education shall be received at the Division of Professional Regulation, Dover, Delaware, no later than April 30th of the reporting year and shall be received every 2 years after such date. Continuing education completed before April 30th of the reporting year shall not be carried over to the next renewal period. The Board has the right to conduct an audit of the proof of continuing education submitted by licensees.

4 DE Reg. 1940 (6/1/01)

8 DE Reg. 1218 (3/1/05)