The State Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners (the “Board”) operates under the provisions of Title 3 of the Health Occupations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board is the licensing authority for Chiropractors, Chiropractic Assistants, Massage Therapists and Massage Practitioners in the State of Maryland. The Board is mandated to protect the public by regulating the practice of chiropractic and massage therapy in Maryland; by licensing, registering and certifying qualified chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists and massage practitioners; establishing fees; maintaining a current roster of all licensees; administration of licensing examinations; enforcing current statutes and regulations; adopting new regulations to carry out provisions of the Title; suggesting new changes to the Title to keep abreast of trends and practice issues; adopting standards of practice for chiropractic and massage therapy; verification of credentials; issuance of licenses; establish requirements for and verification of completion of continuing education; investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes; formal and informal disciplining of licensees; create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board. The program is 100% special funded. The fund is supported exclusively by revenues generated by licensing fees. The Board consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Senate. Six members of the Board are licensed chiropractors, three are licensed massage therapists and two consumer members represent the public.
The Mission of the Board of Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Examiners is to protect the citizens of Maryland and to promote quality health care in the field of chiropractic and massage therapy by:
1) Licensing chiropractors and massage therapist and registering chiropractic assistants and massage practitioners while insuring competency through mandated continuing education programs for each discipline;
2) Receiving and resolving complaints from the public, courts, employers, insurance companies, other licensees regarding chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists who may have violated the law (Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations Article, Title 3) and its regulations found at COMAR 10.43; and,
3)Setting standards for the practice of chiropractic and massage therapy that reflect new and emergent developments in the practice of chiropractic and massage therapy through regulations and legislation.
Providing citizens qualified chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, massage therapists and massage practitioners to further the good health and well-being of the citizens of Maryland.