Texas Chiropractic Association
The Chiropractic Scope of Practice in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Survey
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:32 PM

The scope of chiropractic practice in the United States has a high degree of variability. Scope of practice is dynamic, and gray areas are subject to interpretation by ever-changing board members. Although statutes may not address specific procedures, upon challenge, there may be a possibility of sanctions depending on interpretation.  

The purpose of this study was to assess the current status of chiropractic practice laws in the United States. This survey is an update and expansion of 3 original surveys conducted in 1987, 1992, and 1998.  A cross-sectional survey of licensure officials from the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards e-mail list was conducted in 2011 requesting information about chiropractic practice laws and 97 diagnostic, evaluation, and management procedures.

Partial or complete responses were received from 96% of the jurisdictions in the United States. There were a total of 97 services surveyed.

The states with the highest number of services that could be performed were:

Shark Attack Suspected in Missing Longview Chiropractor’s Disappearance
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 07:19 AM

Dr. John Petty, 63, a Longview chiropractor "known for award-winning photography often done on high-adventure trips around the world,”  went missing Sunday, July 13, 2014, was likely the victim of a shark attack.  

The Coast Guard suspended its search for Dr. John Petty, 63, after dive gear believed to belong to Petty was found. Petty was last seen Sunday, when he was the only one of eight divers who failed to return to a commercial shark dive vessel during an expedition near Grand Bahama island.

TBCE Rules Committee to Meet July 29
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 06:49 AM

The Rules Committee of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners will consider and act, if necessary, on matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee at a meeting on July 29, 2014, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the William P. Hobby Building, Tower 2, Room 225, at 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78701.  

The Rules Committee, chaired by Larry Montgomery, D.C., will consider the following agenda: