Welcome to the Home Page of the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice:
The Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) remains focused on its mission to protect the public health and welfare. Accordingly, the Board recommends that its licensees understand and comply with Governor Ducey’s current, and any future, directives to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Arizona and nationally.
Governor Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-12 states in part, “… An essential function is defined as one specifically identified as such or that promotes the public health, safety and welfare of the state or assists others in fulfilling such functions. … This includes doctors, nurses, and any other classification of medical personnel necessary to operate those functions …”
Additionally, the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-15, which specifically includes chiropractors as covered providers, declares that “… beginning on March 25, 2020 and continuing for the duration of the Public Health Emergency, … all health insurance plans regulated by the Arizona Department of Insurance are required … to provide coverage for all healthcare services that are provided through telemedicine if the healthcare service would be covered were it provided through an in-person visit between the enrollee and a healthcare provider.”
Further, the Board encourages everyone to routinely check for updates at, and to follow the guidelines published by:
- Arizona Department of Health Services, https://www.azdhs.gov/index.php
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/
- World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/
- According to the World Federation of Chiropractic (see: https://www.wfc.org/website/images/wfc/Latest_News_and_Features/Coronavirus_statement_2020_03_26.pdf ), “Chiropractors should refrain from any communication that suggests spinal adjustment/manipulation may protect patients from contracting COVID-19 or will enhance their recovery. Doing otherwise is potentially dangerous to public health.”
- Any Doctor of Chiropractic in the State of Arizona who elects to voluntarily close their office during this Healthcare Emergency must remain in compliance with all laws and rules regarding patient abandonment.
- In keeping with the Governor’s initiative, the Board’s office is operating with a reduced on-premises staff while others telework.
Licensure by Universal Recognition
As of August 27th, 2019, and pursuant to A.R.S. §32-4302 (SB2569) The Board of Chiropractic Examiners will accept applications for Licensure by Universal Recognition. Please visit the Licensure page for details and to print the application.
The Board office is open Monday Through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm and closed on State Holidays.
The State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners is the regulatory body of the State of Arizona charged with protecting the health, welfare and safety of the public through the enforcement of the laws governing the practice of chiropractic.
The Board licenses about 2500 chiropractors to practice in the State of Arizona. The Board also accepts and investigates complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals.
Board Staff cannot give legal advice. Legal advice could be described, but is not limited to: offering interpretation of statute or of rules; recommending a course of action; reviewing advertisement media for possible violations; predicting a board decision and interpreting the meaning or effect of any board order or other judgment.
“Regulation Rollback” is a strategic step in our state’s ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the nation for businesses and consumers alike. We need your help. You are the experts. Visit this portal for your opportunity to provide specific input to the Governor’s office on an outdated rule or regulation that stifles Arizona’s consumers and job creators.
Submit your suggestions here: www.Redtape.AZ.gov or review more information about Regulation Rollback here.
Online Address Change Form
The Board has developed an online address change form for your use. Click here to provide an address change.
Business Entity Registrations
As of October 2014, the Board has required non-physician owned clinics that offer chiropractic services to register as a Business Entity with the Board. Please click here for a list of the Renewed and Expired Business Entity Registrations. In accordance with A.A.C. R4-7-1401(A) a Business Entity with an EXPIRED or SURRENDERED registration are not to use the services of a licensed doctor of chiropractic.
Complaints Advisory Letters and Non-Disciplinary Orders:
The Board office should be contacted to determine if the licensee has a history of dismissed complaints, advisory letters or non-disciplinary orders.
Notice of Board Meetings, Recordings and Agendas:
Board agendas are posted at the Board office located at 1740 West Adams Street, Suite 2430, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 and are available on the Board’s Web site the day before the meeting. Notices of Board meetings are also posted at https://publicmeetings.az.gov/ Beginning in January 2018 The State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners' proceedings are captured on digital audio. This is in accordance with A.R.S.§ 32-3222 (B) (1). Note: For storage issues all request for audio files will be made available for access using google drive. A email will be sent to notify you when the audio file is available for you to retrieve.
Chiropractic Record Keeping Requirement
Beginning in calendar year 2014, all actively licensed chiropractic physicians will be required to complete two hours of record keeping in every even numbered year in order to renew their licenses. This two hour requirement is not in addition to the twelve hours of continuing education required for renewal.