TBCE Proposes Scope of Practice Rule Change
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Monday, October 07, 2013 12:00 AM
TITLE 22, EXAMINING BOARDS

PART 3, TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 75, RULES OF PRACTICE
RULE §75.17, Scope of Practice

Proposed changes are in bold, additions underlined and deletions struck through.

(a) - (d) (No change.)

(e) Treatment Procedures and Services.   

(1) (No change.)   

(2) In order to provide therapeutic care for a patient or patient population, licensees are authorized to use the therapeutic modalities listed in this paragraph. All therapeutic modalities provided by Doctors of Chiropractic in Texas must comply with the chiropractic scope of practice as defined by the Texas Occupations Code §201.002. [:]     

(A) Osseous [osseous] and soft tissue adjustment and manipulative techniques;     

(B) Physical [physical] and rehabilitative procedures and modalities;     

(C) Acupuncture [acupuncture] and other reflex techniques;     

(D) Exercise [exercise] therapy;     

(E) Patient [patient] education;     

(F) Advice [advice] and counsel;     

(G) Diet [diet] and weight control;     

(H) Immobilization [immobilization];     

(I) Splinting [splinting];     

(J) Bracing [bracing];     

(K) Therapeutic [therapeutic] lasers (non-invasive, nonincisive), with adequate training and the use of appropriate safety devices and procedures for the patient, the licensee and all other persons present during the use of the laser;     

(L) Durable [durable] medical goods and devices;     

(M) Homeopathic [homeopathic] and botanical medicines, including vitamins, minerals,[;] phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, neutraceuticals, and glandular extracts;     

(N) Non-prescription [non-prescription] drugs;     

(O) Referral [referral] of patients to other doctors and health care providers; and     

(P) Other [other] treatment procedures and services consistent with the practice of chiropractic.

(3) (No change.) (f)