NCMS Opposes Rule That Would Equate Medical School and Chiropractic School

The NC Board of Chiropractic Examiners published a proposed rule on January 18, 2011 equating medical school with chiropractic school. The NCMS filed an objection to the rule with the Chiropractic Board this week. The stated purpose of the proposed rule is “to invoke the equivalency provision of [North Carolina law] to clarify that when evaluating an application for chiropractic licensure, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall count transfer credits from an approved medical college that have been accepted by the applicant’s chiropractic college.” The proposal contains a paragraph entitled “Declaration of Equivalency” which states, in relevant part: “To the extent the curricula of the institutions overlap, the Board deems a medical college…to be the equivalent of a chiropractic college.”

We disagree.

The NCMS letter objects to the rule and encourages the Chiropractic Board to abandon the proposal.


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