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The Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners was created in 1923 by an act of the State Legislature. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring those who practice the profession of chiropractic or chiropractic x-ray technology within this state be qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violations.
Beginning January 1, 2013, certain franchise & excise tax, certain sales & use tax returns, and all professional privilege tax returns must be filed electronically pursuant to Public Chapter 657 (2012).
Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-1701, imposes an annual privilege tax on persons holding, on the due date of June 1, an active Tennessee license or registration to practice certain professions. The tax is imposed on the privilege of holding an active license or registration, without regard to whether the profession is actually practiced in the State of Tennessee.
Under the Tennessee Constitution, legislative authority of the State is vested in the General Assembly, which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives, both dependent on the people (that is, popularly elected). The name of the legislative authority may vary from state to state, but usually it is called the Legislature or the General Assembly. The official title in our state is the "General Assembly of the State of Tennessee," but may also be properly referred to as the Legislature.
The Insurance Division is responsible for enforcing the state's insurance laws and supervising more than 1,700 insurance companies and other entities licensed or otherwise authorized to do business in Tennessee.
The state of Tennessee is graced with some of the finest health care professionals, educational institutions, postgraduate programs and treatment facilities in the United States. The majority of health practitioners in Tennessee are competent and caring individuals and most persons are satisfied with the level of care they receive.
However, when a problem is experienced with a practitioner, you have the right to report him/her. If you believe that a practitioner’s performance or behavior is not acceptable, you may file a complaint through Health Related Boards, Office of Investigations.
Office of Investigations
227 French Landing, Suite 201
Heritage Place Metro Center
Nashville, TN 37243
Contact Consumer Affairs at 1-800-342-8385
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession. With approximately 18,000 members, the ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.
The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the world's oldest chiropractic professional organization representing nearly 8,000 practitioners, students, chiropractic assistants, educators and lay persons world-wide dedicated to the growth and development of the chiropractic profession based on its fundamental principles and philosophy.
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is dedicated to advancing awareness of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle. Through education, training and research in the care of children & pregnant women, the I.C.P.A. and its members are fulfilling their vision in the world.
The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations was formed in the late 1960’s and is a not-for-profit organization consisting of state chiropractic associations. The mission of the Congress is to provide an apolitical forum for the promotion and advancement of the chiropractic profession through service to member state associations.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), founded in 1944, is the oldest and most respected chiropractic research-funding institution in the world. Since 1980, FCER has funded grants, fellowships, and residencies totaling nearly $10 million!
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. CCE seeks to insure the quality of chiropractic education in the United States by means of accreditation, educational improvement and public information. CCE develops accreditation criteria to assess how effectively programs or institutions plan, implement and evaluate their mission and goals, program objectives, inputs, resources and outcomes of their chiropractic programs. The CCE is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
A national board dedicated to promoting excellence in the chiropractic profession by providing testing programs that serve the needs of state licensing authorities, chiropractic colleges, educators and students, doctors of chiropractic and the public.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) is dedicated to the advancement of chiropractic health care. It provides the latest information on current developments in therapeutics, as well as reviews of clinically oriented research and practical information for use in clinical settings.
JVSR is a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal devoted to subluxation based chiropractic research. JVSR is published by the volume with individual articles added on an approximately monthly basis.
JVSR is a peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to subluxation-based chiropractic research affiliated with the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA), an international organization representing doctors of chiropractic. WCA promotes the traditional, drug-free and non-invasive form of chiropractic as a means of correcting vertebral subluxations that cause nerve interference.
Recognized internationally as the leading journal in its field, Spine is an international, peer-reviewed, bi-weekly periodical that considers for publication original articles in the field of spine. It is the leading subspecialty journal for the treatment of spinal disorders. Only original papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to Spine. The Journal does not publish articles reporting material that has been reported at length elsewhere