Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 30
Chiropractic Physicians

R.I. Gen. Laws 5-30-9

 5-30-9.  Method and scope of examinations — Reexaminations.

With the exception of vertebral palpation and adjusting which is by demonstration, the examination provided for in 5-30-6 to determine the applicant's qualification to practice chiropractic medicine shall be in writing, and it shall be given in any subjects that the division of professional regulation of the department of health determines, but it must include questions in all of the following subjects: microbiology, anatomy, histology and embryology, physiology, chemistry, laboratory diagnosis, hygiene and sanitation, philosophy of chiropractic medicine, spinal analysis, pathology, physical diagnosis, practice of chiropractic medicine, technique, clinical diagnosis, x-ray, first aid, gynecology, and dietetics. The division shall utilize for the examinations in the basic sciences subjects of microbiology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and pathology the examination prepared and scored by the examination institute committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FLEX), or any other examination that in the opinion of the division of professional regulation is substantially equivalent to it. The Rhode Island board of medical licensure shall cooperate with the division in making the (FLEX) examination available. In case an applicant fails to pass the first examination, he or she is entitled to reexamination at the next regular examination without further fee. The examination to determine the applicant's fitness to practice physiotherapy shall include questions in any branches of physiotherapy that the division determines. The division shall prepare reasonable questions and shall fairly mark and grade the answers to these questions, all of which shall be done for the purpose of determining whether the applicant is reasonably qualified to practice chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy.

History of Section.
G.L. 1923, ch. 159, 19; P.L. 1927, ch. 1067, 1; P.L. 1931, ch. 1781, 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 275, 19; G.L. 1956, 5-30-9; P.L. 1971, ch. 203, 4.