(A) It shall be the objective of doctor of chiropractic degree programs approved by the state chiropractic board to prepare the graduate doctor of chiropractic as a primary health care provider, as a portal of entry into the health delivery system, trained to examine, diagnose, and assume responsibility for the care of patients and to care for the human body in both health and disease. The graduate doctor of chiropractic shall be qualified to consult with, refer to, and/or receive referrals from, other health care providers.
(B) The curriculum of doctor of chiropractic degree programs shall include, but not be limited to, the following subjects: anatomy; biochemistry; physiology; microbiology; pathology; public health; physical, clinical, and laboratory diagnosis; gynecology; obstetrics; pediatrics; geriatrics; dermatology; otolaryngology; diagnostic imaging procedures; psychology; nutrition/dietetics; biomechanics; orthopedics; neurology; first aid and emergency procedures; spinal analysis; principles and practice of chiropractic; adjustive techniques; rehabilitative procedures, including physiological therapeutics and/or ancillary therapeutics; clinical decision making; research methods and procedures; and professional practice ethics.
(C) The board adopts the "Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status, January 2007" (hereinafter "Standards") issued by the council on chiropractic education (hereinafter "CCE" or "council").
(D) In considering whether to approve a doctor of chiropractic degree program , or to continue approval of a doctor of chiropractic degree program , the board shall utilize the "Standards" of the council in making its decision.
(E) Doctor of chiropractic degree programs with board approval prior to the effective date of this rule shall continue to have approval for its doctor of chiropractic graduates to be eligible for licensure in Ohio. This approval continues until it is removed in accordance with this chapter. Board approval of programs and institutions runs concurrently with council accreditation.