§ 5-30-6. Qualifications and examinations of applicants.
Every person desiring to begin the practice of chiropractic medicine, except as provided in this chapter, shall present satisfactory evidence to the division of professional regulation of the department of health, verified by oath, that he or she is more than twenty-three (23) years of age, of good moral character, and that before he or she commenced the study of chiropractic medicine had satisfactorily completed credit courses equal to four (4) years of pre-professional study acceptable by an accredited academic college and obtained a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree and subsequently graduated from a school or college of chiropractic medicine approved by the division of professional regulation of the department of health, and has completed a residential course of at least four (4) years, each year consisting of at least nine (9) months study. Any qualified applicant shall take an examination before the state board of chiropractic examiners to determine his or her qualifications to practice chiropractic medicine. Every applicant for an examination shall pay a fee as set forth in § 23-1-54 for the examination to the division of professional regulation. Every candidate who passes the examination shall be recommended by the division of professional regulation of the department of health to the director of the department of health to receive a certificate of qualification to practice chiropractic medicine.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 159, § 18; P.L. 1927, ch. 1067, § 1; P.L. 1929, ch. 1404, § 1; P.L. 1931, ch. 1781, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 275, § 18; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 180; impl. am. P.L. 1949, ch. 2228, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-30-6; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 13; P.L. 1971, ch. 203, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 190, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 5; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 4.)