Order Waiving Restrictions On Chiropractic School Schedules And Class Lengths
Department of Consumer Affairs - July 28, 2020


On March 4, 2020, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare to respond to an increasing number of individuals requiring medical care and hospitalization as a result of a broader spread of COVID-19.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, during the State of Emergency, the Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may waive any statutory or regulatory professional licensing requirements pertaining to individuals licensed pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code, including requirements related to the education necessary to obtain licensure.

Accordingly, the Director waives California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 331.7 to the extent that it requires recitation or lecture periods to be at least 50 minutes in length, restricts schools’ operations to a five- or six-day week or any combination thereof, and restricts the total number of hours of instruction to between 30 and 35 hours per week.

This order is effective immediately but may be amended as circumstances require.

This order terminates 60 days from the date of the order, unless further extended.

Signed, Kimberly Kirchmeyer Director

CLICK HERE to download the official statement.