Washington Chiropractic Examination Standards, Initiative 188 (1954)

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The Washington Chiropractic Examination Standards Initiative, also known as Initiative 188, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have modified the requirements for chiropractor certification. Specifically, the measure would have raised education requirements in chemistry and pathology and established a Board of Chiropractic Examiners.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 188 (1954)
Defeatedd No493,10874.77%
Yes 320,179 39.37%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]


An act raising the educational requirements for a license to practice chiropractic; establishing a Board of Chiropractic Examiners; adding to the chiropractic examination the subjects of chemistry and pathology and transferring jurisdiction for examination of chiropractic applicants from the Basic Sciences Examining Committee to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 188 was filed on January 4, 1954. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1954 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 10, 2013