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Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners is a six-member board appointed by the Governor to protect, promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board is composed of five licensed, practicing chiropractors and one consumer member. The Board reviews applications, licenses qualified applicants and regulates the practice of licensees throughout the state. Complaints are investigated and, if warranted, disciplinary action may be taken by the Board. Board meetings, which are held approximately six times each year, are held at the Secretary of State’s office in Macon and are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit a written request to the office.
If you do not renew your license prior to December 31, 2016, your license has entered a Lapsed-Late Renewal status and you may not continue to practice in the state of Georgia.
BUT WAIT! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO RENEW! GO ONLINE AND RENEW BEFORE MARCH 31, 2017!
Yes, you may still apply to renew your license; however, the renewal fee will include a penalty surcharge for late renewal. Simply complete the renewal application and submit it along with the renewal fee and any other supporting documentation, to include continuing education and/or a secure and verifiable document and notarized affidavit of citizenship if applicable.
REMEMBER, all required documentation must be received in the board office prior to the close of business on March 31, 2017 in order for the late renewal application to be considered as complete. Should the application and supporting documents not be submitted by the date indicated, the non-refundable, non-transferable renewal fee is forfeited, the license will lapse and it will no longer be eligible for renewal. Applicants will then be required to apply for a license by reinstatement in order to practice in the state of Georgia. The reinstatement application process carries an additional fee.
The Consumer Information and Awareness Act (O.C.G.A. § 43-1-33) was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 12, 2015. The new statute requires that chiropractors and other licensed health care practitioners provide for certain identification, educational identifiers and signage in the workplace and in advertisements. It also identifies the penalties for intentional violation of the provisions of the law. To review the law and learn more about how this new law may affect your practice, select the following link: Consumer Information Awareness Act.