WVC 30 - 16 - 17
§30-16-17. Who may practice chiropractic; title of chiropractor;
minimum education required for spinal manipulation.
(a) No person licensed under chapter thirty of this code may
perform or authorize a spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment
without having first received a minimum of four hundred hours of
classroom instruction in spinal manipulation or spinal adjustment
and a minimum of eight hundred hours of supervised clinical
training at a facility where spinal manipulation or spinal
adjustment is a primary method of treatment. Violation of this
section is an unlawful practice of chiropractic and is grounds for
the offending health care provider's licensing board to suspend,
revoke or refuse to renew provider's license or take any other
disciplinary action allowed by law.
(b) Every chiropractor who has complied with the provisions of
this article is entitled to practice chiropractic in this state.
The title of chiropractor shall be doctor of chiropractic and is
designated by the letters "D.C." The titles "D.C.," doctor of
chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractic physician are interpreted
as the same.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session