Board of Chiropractic Examiners


Important notice regarding SB69:

On May 17th, 2016, a press release was issued notifying the public that Senate Bill 69 was signed by Governor Walker. This will result in changes to the chiropractic statutes and regulations to allow employment of nationally certified chiropractic assistants, interns, and preceptors by licensed chiropractors. The bill also allows chiropractors to perform physical examinations for school and sports programs, and includes a requirement of the Board to increase the penalty for unlicensed practice. Please continue to check this website as well as the chiropractic statutes and regulations for changes relevant to this profession and scope of practice.


Notice Regarding Criminal Background Checks

An applicant applying for a chiropractic license by examination or credentials is required by 12 AAC 16.030(7) or 12 AAC 16.033(10), respectively to submit an official criminal background check from all states in which an applicant has ever been licensed and from the primary residence state. Please note the following:

  • Criminal background checks can come directly from the issuing agency to our office.
  • Criminal background checks can come from the applicant if the report remains in its original, sealed envelope.
  • The preferred method of receiving background checks is via hardcopy mail.
  • Criminal background checks will be accepted via e-mail only if it can be verified that the sender e-mail belongs to a government e-mail address or similar authority.
  • Some states do not allow distribution of criminal background checks to third parties or will not provide a report to the applicant if the intent is to forward it to a third party. If you have been licensed in a state that does not authorize the release of a criminal record report to a third party, please submit supporting documentation. Click here for an example.


In the interest of the public safety the Board of Chiropractic Examiners:

  • adopts regulations governing the practice of chiropractic in Alaska
  • makes final licensing decision and takes disciplinary actions against person who violate licensing laws
  • is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
  • consists of four licensed chiropractic physicians and one public member
  • are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature
  • meets a minimum of two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Chiropractic Physician

Be Advised

The Board will seek maximum penalties of unlicensed chiropractic physicians, including those who have an inactive, retired, lapsed or expired license and are providing chiropractic care in Alaska. Any licensed chiropractic physician who is found violating any statute or regulation pertaining to the practice of chiropractic in Alaska will be subject to disciplinary actions as deemed appropriate by the Board and this Department.

Contact Information

Aiko Zaguirre, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: aiko.zaguirre@alaska.gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806