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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-41.6: Requirements for approval of chiropractic applicant or school for licensure

           The board shall accept as an applicant for licensure as a chiropractor any individual who has graduated from a school, institution or college of chiropractic which was approved during the individual's entire course of study by the board, and accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education, or the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, or other accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education.

The board, in approving a school, institution or college of chiropractic, shall consult with and take into consideration the standards suggested by the Council of Chiropractic Education, the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, or other accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education.

Board approval of a school, institution or college of chiropractic accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education, the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association, or other accrediting agency approved by the United States Department of Education shall be based upon the standards set forth below and may include an on site inspection.

a. Organization: The chiropractic school, institution or college shall be incorporated as a nonprofit institution of learning and shall be lawfully chartered to grant the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic within the state of its residence.

b. Faculty:



(1) The basic science division and each department within the division shall be headed by a person possessing at least a Master of Science degree.



(2) Each member of the chiropractic science division shall be headed by a person possessing a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic and shall be eligible for licensure within the state in which the school, institution or college is located.

c. Plant:



(1) The school, institution or college shall have sufficient space to provide lecture rooms, laboratories, library, administrative and faculty offices, as well as out-patient clinics for men and women.



(2) The library shall be headed by a full-time librarian with a degree in library science, and shall consist of at least 10,000 volumes whose quality reflects current knowledge in the field.



(3) There shall be a medical museum containing sufficient pathological, embryological, histological and anatomical specimens to augment the teaching of related subjects.



(4) There shall be sufficient, useful auxiliary equipment sufficient for the teaching of the student body, such as mannikins, charts, skeletons, models, projectors, microscopes, adjusting tables and other equipment peculiar to the teaching of chiropractic.

d. Clinical facilities: Each school, institution or college of chiropractic shall operate a general chiropractic clinic or clinics in which the student shall gain clinical chiropractic practice with patients with chiropractic case management, which shall include the chiropractic clinical aspects of the courses which are required in the curriculum, for a proper understanding of the knowledge gained from the classroom and laboratory instruction. The clinic shall include proper experience in various aspects of patient examination for the purpose of determining the appropriateness of chiropractic care. Clinical instruction shall encourage the student to refer patients to doctors in the practice of medicine when impressions obtained as a result of chiropractic examination indicate a consultation is in the patient's best interest.

e. Resources: The school shall have sufficient resources to ensure financial stability and continuous operation.



f. Administration: There shall be responsible supervision of the entire school by the dean or other executive officer who, by training and experience, is qualified to interpret the prevailing standards in chiropractic and therapeutic education and who shall possess sufficient authority to integrate such standards into the school's, institution's or college's curriculum.

g. Records: There shall be a comprehensive system of records showing conveniently and in detail the credentials, grades and accounts of the students, by means of which an exact knowledge of each student's work can be obtained. Records shall also be kept showing the clinical work of each student and attendance. Except for good cause, such as illness, no credit shall be given for any course when the attendance has been less than 80\% of full time, or when the student fails to satisfactorily complete course requirements.

h. Requirement for admission: Prior to commencing a course of study in the approved school, institution or college of chiropractic, the student shall have successfully completed at least two years of study in a school or college of arts and sciences accredited or recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Education, no less than 1 1/2 years of which shall have been completed prior to commencing his course of study in the approved school of chiropractic pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of P.L.1953, c.233 (C.45:9-41.7).

i. Publications: The school, institution or college shall issue, at least annually, a bulletin setting forth the nature and content of the courses of study offered. Such announcements shall contain a list of the faculty with their respective qualifications, academic degree received and the name of the degree-granting school, institution or college. The courses available should be set forth by departments (anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc.) showing for each course its contents, character, number of hours, etc. Information should be given regarding entrance requirements, tuition and other fees.

j. Curriculum: The entire course of four years shall consist of 3,600 to 4,400 class hours of not less than 45 minutes each, distributed from 900 to 1,100 hours per year, and shall be grouped as set forth in the following schedule. Each group is to be allotted approximately the percentage of the whole number of hours in the course as follows:

Subject Percentage of Total

1. Anatomy, including dissection wherever

possible, embryology and histology 25\%

2. Principles of Chiropractic 37 1/2\%

3. Physiology 6 1/4\%

4. Diagnosis and Symptomatology 7 1/2\%

5. Pathology, Bacteriology and Laboratory

Technique 8 1/4\%

6. Chemistry 2 1/2\%

7. Neurology 5\%

8. Hygiene 1 1/4\%

9. Jurisprudence 1 1/4\%

10. Gynecology, Obstetrics, Spinography,

Endocrinology, Dermatology, Pediatrics,

Special Sense 5\%

.............

100\%



L.1953,c.233,s.9; amended 1989,c.153,s.13.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.






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