(a)  Purpose of Rule. An increasing number of students who initially enrolled in medical colleges are transferring to chiropractic colleges. The standard curricula for the first two years of medical and chiropractic colleges are similar. The Board of Chiropractic Examiners believes that it is in the public interest to allow applicants for chiropractic licensure in this State to receive credit for hours earned while attending medical college, as such a policy promotes the efficient use of classroom resources, reduces wasteful duplication and lowers the cost of obtaining a chiropractic degree.

(b)  Declaration of Equivalency. To the extent the curricula of the institutions overlap, the Board deems a medical college approved by the Liaison Commission on Medical Education or the Committee for the Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools or an osteopathic college approved by the American Osteopathic Association to be the equivalent of a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

(c)  Counting Transfer Credits. For purposes of North Carolina licensure, the Board shall count any and all hours earned by an applicant at an approved medical college that have been accepted as transfer credits by the applicant's chiropractic college.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-142; 90-143;

Eff. July 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 27, 2019.