The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners includes six Governor-appointed members who are responsible for promoting and protecting the public safety, welfare, and health of Georgia citizens. This board consists of five practicing and licensed chiropractors and one member who acts as a consumer. Some of the most important services provided by the board are outlined below.
Granting Chiropractic Licenses
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners is responsible for reviewing the license applications of all prospective chiropractors and awarding licenses to applicants who are qualified. This agency also regulates the occupational practice of all chiropractors who are granted licenses throughout the State of Georgia. This administrative oversight is important in order to maintain the integrity of the chiropractic profession.
You can use the online search function at the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners website in order to search for a professional license. Use this tool in order to ensure that your doctor of chiropractic or chiropractic facility is accredited prior to utilizing their services.
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners also allows chiropractic professionals to renew their license and to update their address with the board. The agency’s online services make this a simple process.
Establishing Continuing Education Requirements
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners is responsible for determining continuing education requirements for chiropractic professionals, and the board also approves continuing education coursework. Some of the courses that were approved by the agency for continuing education credits in 2013 include Insurance Claims Practices and Software, Research Based Education and Patient Compliance, and Wholistic Skin and Body Rejuvenation.
Handling of Complaints
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners is also responsible for the handling of complaints against chiropractic professionals and facilities. Any complaints that are received are thoroughly investigated, and if it is warranted, the Board can take disciplinary action against that chiropractor or chiropractic facility. Learn more about chiropractic and the history of chiropractic care from our previous article.