PART 6                 EXAMINATIONS                 ISSUING AGENCY:  New Mexico Chiropractic Board, PO Box 25101, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 SCOPE:  Chiropractic applicants who apply for licensure by examination.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  These rules of practice and procedure govern the practice of chiropractic in New Mexico and are promulgated pursuant to and in accordance with the Chiropractic Physician Practice Act, Section 61-4-6.B NMSA 1978.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 DURATION:  Permanent.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 10, 2019, unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 OBJECTIVE:  To establish procedures that applicants for examination must follow.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 DEFINITIONS:  Refer to NMAC.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC 8/10/2019]                 EXAMINATIONS:  The Chiropractic Physician Practice Act provides that the board shall examine candidates for licensure in the act of chiropractic adjusting, producers and methods as shall reveal the applicant’s qualifications; provided that the board may waive the requirements for the board administered examination upon satisfactory completion of the examination conducted by the national board of chiropractic examiners.  The board will accept successful completion of all parts of the examination conducted by the national board of chiropractic examiners.

                A.            National boards:  an applicant for licensure by examination must have passed the national board exams I, II, III, and IV and physiotherapy conducted by the national board of chiropractic examiners with a passing score required by the national board of chiropractic examiners.

                B.            Jurisprudence exam:  all licensure applicants must successfully pass the board’s jurisprudence exam.

                                (1)           The applicant will receive the jurisprudence examination with instructions from the board office after the board receives both the application and the application fees.

                                (2)           To complete the jurisprudence examination, the applicant will use the statutes and rules and regulations of the board.

                                (3)           The applicant must pass the jurisprudence exam with a minimum score of 75%.

                                (4)           Applicants may retake the examination as many times necessary to achieve a passing grade.

                                (5)           The jurisprudence examination may be developed for on-line access and available through the board web site.

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Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under: Rule 8-87, Examinations, filed 1/28/1987.


History of Repealed Material:  16.4.6 NMAC, Examinations filed 6/17/2008, Repealed effective 8/10/2019.


Other History:

Rule 8-87, Examinations, (filed 1/28/1987) renumbered, reformatted, and amended to 16 NMAC 4.6, Chiropractic Practitioners, Examinations, effective 11/16/1997.

16 NMAC 4.6, Chiropractic Practitioners, Examinations, (filed 10/17/1997) renumbered, reformatted, amended and replaced by 16.4.6 NMAC, Chiropractic Practitioners, Examinations, effective 07/17/2008.

16.4.6 NMAC, Examinations filed 6/17/2008 was replaced by 16.4.6 NMAC, Examinations effective 8/10/2019.