Sec. 1.5. (a) There is created a board of chiropractic examiners. The board shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the governor, not more than four (4) of whom may be affiliated with the same political party. Six (6) of the board members must be licensed under this chapter and must have had at least five (5) years of experience as a chiropractor prior to their appointment. One (1) member is to represent the general public and must be:

(1) a resident of this state; and

(2) in no way associated with the profession of chiropractic other than as a consumer.

     (b) All members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years and serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. A vacancy occurring on the board shall be filled by the governor by appointment. Each appointed member shall serve for the unexpired term of the vacating member.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 25-10-1-1.5

  • Agency: refers to the Indiana professional licensing agency under Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Board: means the board of chiropractic examiners under section 1. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Chiropractic: means the examination, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of human ailments and conditions of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment or manipulation of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulation, including other incidental means of adjustments of the spinal column, extremities, and musculoskeletal soft tissues of the body without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Chiropractor: means any person who is qualified under this chapter to practice the science of chiropractic. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

     (c) The members of the board are entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b). Members are also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses as provided under IC 4-13-1-4 and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member’s duties as provided in the state policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.

     (d) The members of the board shall organize by the election of a chairman and a vice chairman from among its membership. The officers serve for a term of one (1) year. The board shall meet at least once each year and on other occasions as it considers necessary and advisable. A meeting of the board may be called by its chairman or by a majority of the members on the board. Four (4) members of the board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All decisions are required to be made by a majority vote of the quorum.

     (e) The agency shall provide a secretary of the board and other personnel necessary for the proper performance of the board’s duties and responsibilities under this chapter. The board, through the agency, shall receive and account for all money collected under this chapter and pay the money to the treasurer of state to be deposited by the treasurer in the general fund of the state.

     (f) The board may do the following:

(1) Establish reasonable application, examination, and renewal procedures for certification under this chapter.

(2) Use an examination under this chapter that is designed by the board, designed by another person, or designed in part by the board and in part by another person.

(3) Conduct in the manner prescribed by the board examinations of applicants for certification under this chapter. The board may conduct any part of the examinations through a person other than the agency who is approved by the board. The agency may conduct any part of the examinations under IC 25-1-5-4.

(4) Issue, deny, suspend, revoke, and renew certificates.

(5) Subject to IC 25-1-7, investigate and conduct hearings, upon complaint against individuals certified or not certified under this chapter, concerning alleged violation of this chapter with hearings to be conducted in accordance with IC 4-21.5.

(6) Initiate the prosecution and enjoinder of a person violating this chapter.

(7) Adopt rules necessary for the proper performance of the board’s duties, in accordance with IC 4-22-2.

(8) Maintain a current list of individuals certified under this chapter.

(9) Establish a code of professional conduct.

(10) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 to allow chiropractors licensed under this chapter to delegate the manual manipulation, manual adjustment, or manual mobilization of the spinal column or the vertebral column under section 14(c)(4) of this chapter.

(11) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 establishing standards for the registration and regulation of chiropractic management consultants (as defined by the board under IC 25-10-2).

(12) Set fees for the annual registration of a chiropractic management consultant under IC 25-10-2.

(13) Adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 establishing health and sanitation standards that conform to public health standards for dry needling.

     (g) The board shall adopt rules establishing standards for the competent practice of the science of the chiropractic in accordance with IC 4-22-2.

     (h) All expenses incurred in the administration of this chapter shall be paid from the state general fund upon appropriation being made in the manner provided by law for the making of appropriations.

As added by Acts 1981, P.L.222, SEC.103. Amended by P.L.169-1985, SEC.34; P.L.149-1987, SEC.23; P.L.152-1988, SEC.7; P.L.235-1989, SEC.1; P.L.33-1993, SEC.24; P.L.125-1994, SEC.1; P.L.1-2006, SEC.428; P.L.85-2018, SEC.2.