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The Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners was established in 1962. It is responsible for regulating the practice and licensure of chiropractors in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Board also investigates complaints against practitioners and is responsible for imposing disciplinary sanctions against those who violate KRS Chapter 312 and KAR 201 Chapter 21.

The Claims Commission was established as an independent agency of state government to better serve the citizens of the Commonwealth, to provide an efficient and effective form of government, to ensure consistent application of applicable law, and to provide for the timely adjudication of claims and appeals. It is administratively attached to the Public Protection Cabinet. The Board of Claims, the Crime Victims Compensation Board, and the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals were abolished and combined into one agency, the Claims Commission, pursuant to Executive Order 2016-576 and effective October 1, 2016.

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The Division of Charitable Gaming was created in 1994, as part of the Justice Cabinet. In 1998, the division was elevated to a department and placed in the Cabinet for Public Protection and Regulation. In 2004, it was placed in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. As of 2010, it is in the Public Protection Cabinet. The Department is empowered to license and regulate the conduct of charitable gaming and to license and regulate charitable gaming organizations, facilities, manufacturers and distributors in Kentucky (KRS 238.510). The Charitable Gaming Advisory Commission provides ongoing advice and input to the Department and the General Assembly to assist in establishing effective policy for the licensing and regulation of charitable gaming. The Department of Charitable Gaming is composed of the Commissioner’s Office and two divisions, the Division of Licensing and Compliance and the Division of Enforcement. The Division of Licensing and Compliance has two branches, Licensing and Compliance. The Division of Enforcement has two branches, Audit and Investigation.

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) traces its origin to the Banking Act of 1912, which established the agency initially as the Department of Banking. DFI is a state agency governed by KRS Chapters 286 and 292 and is responsible for the supervision of the financial services industry and for chartering, licensing and registering various financial institutions, securities firms and professionals operating in Kentucky. In order to accomplish its mission, DFI conducts examinations on state-regulated financial industries through its Division of Depository Institutions, Division of Nondepository Institutions and Division of Securities.

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Kentucky. Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction

The Kentucky Department of Insurance regulates the Commonwealth's insurance market, licenses agents and other insurance professionals, monitors the financial condition of companies, educates consumers to make wise choices, and ensures Kentuckians are treated fairly in the marketplace.

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Kentucky. Equine Drug Research Council

In 1992, the Kentucky Racing Commission formed through the combination of the Kentucky State Racing Commission and the Kentucky Harness Racing Commission. The Commission is charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Commission is attached to the Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes and operates under KRS 230. The Commission consists of thirteen (13) members appointed by the Governor, with the secretaries of the Public Protection Cabinet, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, and Economic Development Cabinet serving as ex officio, nonvoting members.

Kentucky. Horse Racing Authority

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