By the Division of Professional Licensure

August 7, 2008

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors ("Board") has voted to adopt the following Policy Guidelines. These policy guidelines are intended as a recommended protocol for the profession to follow. The guidelines set forth below do not have the force or effect of law, as would a Massachusetts General Law or a Board rule or regulation. However, the Board utilizes these and other guidelines to educate members of the Chiropractic profession and the general public.

Purpose:

To provide guidance to applicants of chiropractic facilities.

Policy:

Effective January 3, 2005, all chiropractic facilities in the Commonwealth were subject to mandatory facility licensure. All facilities that were operational at the time the facility licensure requirement became effective should have applied for or been granted licensure. Consequently, as of the date of this policy, the Board will no longer allow applicants for facility licensure to operate the facility while licensure issues are being resolved. Applicants for a chiropractic facility must wait until a facility license has been issued by the Board prior to operating the proposed facility.