Proposition Summary

CHIROPRACTORS, BOARD OF EXAMINERS. LICENSING REQUIREMENTS. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE AMENDMENT. Amends initiative statute relating to chiropractors to provide for addition of two public members to State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Requires chiropractic school or college to be accredited by Council on Chiropractic Education, or equivalent, before graduates thereof are eligible to apply for chiropractic licenses. Increases minimum educational requirements necessary to practice chiropractic to include, among others, 60 prechiropractic college credits. Authorizes Board to accept diplomate certificate and results of National Board of Chiropractic Examiners examination in lieu of all or part of California Board examination. Financial impact: Insignificant.

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Legislative Vote Results

FINAL VOTE CAST BY LEGISLATURE ON SB 1416 (PROPOSITION 15) Assembly - Ayes, 67; Noes, 0 -- Senate - Ayes, 22; Noes, 1

Popular Vote Results

Y: 5655664; A: 81.1; N: 1316833; B: 18.9

Election Type

General Election

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Initiative (leg)

Code Sections Affected

Amended Chiropractic Licensing Requirements Act, section 1,3,4,5,6

For Author

Albert S. Rodda, Member of the Senate, 5th District; Kenneth D. Allen, D.C.; President, California Chiropractic Association; Cynthia E. Preiss, D.C.; President, California Board of Chiropractic Examiners