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Rule 4734-5-01 | Board approved doctor of chiropractic degree programs.


(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 of all ages and genders 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 subject matter: Foundations: principles, practices, philosophy and history of chiropractic. Basic sciences: anatomy; physiology; biochemistry; microbiology and pathology. Clinical sciences: physical, clinical and laboratory diagnosis; diagnostic imaging; spinal analysis; orthopedics; biomechanics; neurology; spinal adjustment/manipulation; extremities manipulation; rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities/procedures (active and passive care); toxicology/pharmacology; patient management; nutrition; organ systems; special populations; first aid and emergency procedures; wellness and public health; and clinical decision-making. Professional practice: ethics and integrity; jurisprudence; business and practice management and professional communications.

(C) The board adopts the "CCE Accreditation Standards; Principles, Processes & Requirements for Accreditation, January 2018" (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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4734.10
Amplifies: 4734.21
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 4/9/2004, 8/1/2007, 6/1/2013, 7/28/2014