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          20:41:05:05.  Reciprocity. The fee for a license granted pursuant to SDCL 36-5-13 is $300, all but $100 of which is refundable if license is not issued. An applicant seeking reciprocity shall include with the written application a certification from the secretary of the applicable state board of chiropractic examiners showing the date, license number, state, and ratings or record of examination of the applicant in chiropractic subjects and basic science subjects, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners diploma and grades, including the general average received, the status of the license issued, and a recommendation concerning good moral character and the worthiness of the applicant for reciprocal recognition. An applicant seeking reciprocity shall also meet the following criteria:


          (1)  Has passed all parts of national boards required at the time of graduation;

          (2)  Has actively practiced a minimum of five years immediately preceding the submission of the application;

          (3)  Has no investigations pending; and

          (4)  Has no adverse actions taken by another state board.


          After review of an applicant's application and record, if the board has any remaining concerns about an applicant's clinical competency, the board may require the applicant to take and successfully pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) or the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part IV Examination. The board shall determine the score for successful passage and shall consider the NBCE recommended score to make that determination.


          Source: 1 SDR 24, effective August 28, 1974; 2 SDR 63, effective April 12, 1976; 7 SDR 95, effective April 13, 1981; 12 SDR 117, effective January 19, 1986; 12 SDR 151, 12 SDR 155, effective July 1, 1986; 28 SDR 88, effective December 23, 2001; 29 SDR 34, effective September 19, 2002; 32 SDR 32, effective August 31, 2005; 35 SDR 47, effective September 8, 2008; 37 SDR 133, effective January 12, 2011.

          General Authority: SDCL 36-5-4, 36-5-13.

          Law Implemented: SDCL 36-5-4, 36-5-10, 36-5-13.


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