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§30-16-7. Examination; certificates of license.

(a) No person may receive a license to practice chiropractic unless he or she successfully completes the national board of chiropractic examination Parts I, II, III and IV and an oral examination administered by the board covering jurisprudence. Examinations shall be conducted at least two times throughout the calendar year and the board shall issue certificates of license to all applicants who successfully pass the examinations. No license may be issued under this section until the person applying has paid to the board the prescribed fee.

(b) All applicants are required to attain a minimum passing score in each national board Parts I, II, III and IV examinations. All applicants are required to secure an average grade of seventy percent on the oral examination. If an applicant does not successfully complete the oral examination, he or she may retake the oral examination. If a satisfactory score is not achieved on the second attempt, the applicant shall take and successfully complete a national special purposes examination for chiropractic examination before sitting for another oral examination.

(c) Any individual found by the board to have engaged in conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert the chiropractic licensing examination process is, at the discretion of the board, subject to having the scores on the licensing examination withheld or declared invalid, being disqualified from the practice of chiropractic or subjected to other appropriate sanctions. The federation of chiropractic licensing boards shall be informed of all such actions. The board shall provide notification to all applicants of the prohibitions on conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert the licensing examination process and of the sanctions imposed for the conduct. A copy of the notification attesting that he or she has read and understood the notification shall be signed by the applicant and filed with his or her application.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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