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About the Board

Jurisdictional Overview

The Chiropractic Practice Act was enacted in 1920 making the Board of Chiropractors one of the oldest professional Boards in Maryland. The first license was issued to Dr. Louis Bullard, DC, in 1920. Laws and regulations for chiropractors and chiropractic assistants may be found respectively at MD Code Annotated, Health Occupations Article, Section 3-101 et seq and Code of Maryland Regulations, 10.43.01 et seq.

Board Composition

The joint Board is composed of 11 volunteer members: 6 licensed chiropractors, 3 licensed massage therapists, and 2 consumer members. Laws and regulations for massage therapists may be found respectively at MD Code Annotated, Health Occupations Article, Section 3-101 et seq and Code of Maryland Regulations, 10.43.01 et seq. There are two standing Board committees: Educational Committee and the Regulatory Review Committee; these meet as necessary/as directed by the full Board.

Members of the Board

 

Michael Fedorczyk, D.C., President 

David A. Cox, L.M.T., Vice-President

Karen Biagiotti, L.M.T., Secretary/Treasurer

Gloria W Boddie-Epps, Consumer Member

Stephanie J. Chaney, D.C., Past President

Robert Frieman, D.C., Member

Gwenda Harrison, L.M.T., Member

Ernestine Jones Jolivet, Consumer Member

Gregory C. Lewis, D.C. Member

Michael Moskowitz, D.C., Member 

Jonathan Nou, D.C., Member

 
 

Administrative Policies

The Board usually meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday (unless pre-empted by disciplinary hearings). The Board General Session meetings are open to the public. Anyone may petition the Board to have an issue placed on the Board agenda. Such petitions must be submitted in writing c/o the Executive Director at least two (2) weeks before the scheduled General Session meeting. Executive Session meetings are closed to the public.

The Board’s Jurisdiction and Function is to Administer

  • All licensing functions of chiropractors, massage therapists and chiropractic assistants.
  • All continuing education for the aforementioned healthcare professionals.
  • All disciplinary investigations and hearings relating to any violations of laws or regulations related to licensees or registrants.

Duty to Protect the Public

In essence, the Board’s main function is to protect the Maryland healthcare public by ensuring that chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and massage therapists are properly licensed and registered, are properly trained and educated, and fully comply with all required laws and regulations governing their respective scopes of practice.