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What Is the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners?

Regulation exists to protect the public's health, safety and welfare. In the State of Arizona, statute provides for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners to handle the licensing and regulation for the chiropractic profession.

Responsibilities include:

  • To investigate complaints.
  • To oversee the general application of the laws governing the practice of chiropractic.
  • To update and develop regulations.
  • To address scope of practice and to better define both appropriate conduct by professionals and consumer expectations.
  • To continually review required credentials for doctors to practice safely, effectively and ethically.
  • To apply appropriate disciplinary action to doctors of chiropractic who may have broken the public trust through a violation of law.
  • To function in the global regulatory community to assist other professions or jurisdictions affected by chiropractic.
  • The governor appoints the five members of the state of arizona, board of chiropractic examiners.  The board is comprised of three doctors of chiropractic and two public members.  The board employ staff to carryout administrative, licensing and investigative functions of the agency.  An assistant attorney general provides legal counsel to the board and staff members.
  • The board generally meets monthly. All board meetings are open to the public.


General Information About the Board

The board was formed by house bill no. 14 in 1921. 

The enacting legislation can be found here.


Board Member Appointments

The governor appoints 5 members to the board of chiropractic examiners.

3 professional members and 2 public (consumer) members.

The professional members of the board must possess an active arizona chiropractic license. The public or consumer members cannot be connected with chiropractic school or college or practice any form of healing or treatment of bodily or mental ailments. A board member cannot receive compensation as an agent or employee of or a contractor for an insurance company. This does not prevent a board member who is licensed from receiving compensation from an insurance company for patient care as provided for in a patient's insurance policy.

Do you have an interest in serving the citizens of the state of arizona? You can apply to be a member of the chiropractic examiners board. You will need to fill out an application with the governor’s office. The application can be found at www.bc.azgovernor.gov. The governor’s office is responsible for all appointments to the board of chiropractic examiners. Please direct your questions regarding the status of your application for appointment to the governor’s office of boards and commissions at (602) 542-2449.

Internship Opportunity

The State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners is offering an unpaid summer internship opportunity in cooperation with colleges and universities. This is an opportunity for hands on experience in the civil law enforcement field. You will be given an opportunity to participate in day to day operations that serve the public. You will assist administrative staff in many duties and projects.

Intern Application