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Welcome to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

The mission of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners is to execute the statutory authority of the Texas Chiropractic Act (Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 201) and to promote, preserve, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Texas by licensing skilled professionals and enforcing standards of practice.

What's New

Holiday Notice

The office of the TBCE will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents' Day. The office will resume normal operating hours Tuesday, February 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

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Advertising, Scope and Proper Use of Credentials

The role of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) is to enforce the chiropractic statute and rules and to protect the public. One area where we see potential violations and risk of misleading the public is in website and other advertising. Specific issues are advertising treatment that is outside the scope of practice or misleading, and improper use of credentialing.

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TBCE Announces the Following Actions Taken at the November 17, 2016 Board Meeting

Board Actions - View recent board actions; revocations & suspensions

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Governor Appoints Dr. Michael P. Henry To The TBCE Board To Expire February 1, 2019

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Michael P. Henry to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic.

Michael P. Henry, D.C. of Austin is a doctor of chiropractic and the clinic director of TexStar Chiropractic Clinic. He is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association and the Austin chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He is a former volunteer for the North Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts of America and Young Men’s Business League. Henry received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University.

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TBCE Update On Litigation, Cause No. D-1-GN-11-000326, And Appeal

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) has received many questions from our licensees regarding the recent judgment by Travis County District Court Judge Rhonda Hurley, officially issued October 19, 2016. The matter concerns provisions of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §78.13, Chiropractic Scope of Practice, which the Texas Medical Association has challenged as exceeding the scope of practice, defined by the Legislature in TEX. OCC.CODE §201.002 (b). Look for a message to the email address you have provided to the TBCE, for further information.

The TBCE met at its quarterly board meeting, November 17, 2016, and voted to move forward with an appeal. Pursuant to the appeals process, the appeal will be filed on or before January 17, 2017. The legal matter is not final until all appeals have been exhausted and a ruling is rendered by a higher court. In the meantime, the TBCE rules and regulations continue to govern the practice of chiropractic and licensees can continue to practice as they have pursuant to the scope of practice, codified in 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §78.13, which includes diagnosis.

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Sunset Releases Staff Report On TBCE

Click on the link below to read the full report.

Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report

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Application Of Funds Received To Be Applied To Past Administrative Fines: Rule 78.6(b)

Effective September 1, 2016, any monetary funds received by the Board will be applied to any outstanding balances owed by that person prior to renewing a license or a facility registration. Rule 78.6(b)

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Governor Abbott Names Presiding Officer And Appoints Three To TBCE

Click on the following link for more information: Read More...

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Pay ONLINE For All Your Licensing, Registration And Services From TBCE

No more mailing your payments, applications and forms. To pay online, apply and request services, click on the menu item above titled "Pay Fees" and choose from one of the options to renew online or pay fees. FAX your applications and other forms to 512-305-6705.

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Courtney Ebeier Joins TBCE As General Counsel

Courtney is a Texas native with 14 collective years living and working in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas of Austin, College of Communications, where she earned a bachelor of journalism, and a J.D. graduate of South Texas College of Law of Houston. She is an experienced consumer and commercial law litigator with expertise in providing regulatory compliance counsel in connection with commercial business and consumer protection laws. Her litigation background includes title insurance defense, transactional real estate and consumer mortgage lending and servicing defense of matters. She has litigated in all venues of Texas, from county, state to federal, including appellate practice in the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals.

Courtney returned to Austin in 2015 to serve as associate general counsel for a national real-estate and mortgage lending company where she assisted and advised in regulatory compliance and vendor management. There she created and implemented a compliance management and vendor management system, consumer complaint process, and advised executive management on regulatory compliance matters pursuant to state regulations and federal consumer protection laws promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Provide Us With Your Current E-Mail Address

The agency proposed and adopted Texas Occupations Code, Title 22, Part 3, Chapter 75, Rule 75.1(c) and Chapter 73, Rule 73.4(d) requiring all licensees and facility owners to submit a valid e-mail address effective September 1, 2016.

Please make sure that your current email address is on file with the Board. You can submit your request by fax to (512) 305-6705 or by email to licensing@tbce.state.tx.us

Please include your facility registration number with your request if you are a facility owner.

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Sunset Review Announcement

The mission and performance of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. Click on the following link to read more about the process. Sunset Review

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