CHAPTER 211

(SB 20)

Baccalaureate degree required to be licensed as a chiropractor.


         ENTITLED, An Act to  require a bachelor's degree for persons applying for a chiropractic license.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

     Section  1.  That § 36-5-8 be amended to read as follows:

     36-5-8.   Any person shall be is eligible for examination who is a high school graduate and who has satisfactorily completed two years of preprofessional study in a liberal arts or science course at any college or university approved by the Board of Examiners and who is a graduate of a chiropractic school approved by the Board of Examiners or will be a graduate of a chiropractic school approved by the Board of Examiners within ninety days after taking the examination. Such chiropractic school shall require at a minimum for graduation a period of actual attendance equivalent to the standard four-year course, teaching adequate courses in the basic sciences and all subjects pertaining to the practice of chiropractic. The minimum requirements for licensure of any person graduating on or after January 1, 2011 shall be a baccalaureate degree in addition to a doctor of chiropractic degree. The baccalaureate degree may be granted by an accredited undergraduate program or by a chiropractic college or university that can offer a dual degree.

     Signed February 1, 2007
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