TBCE Finalizes Scope of Practice Rule Change
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Friday, November 22, 2013 12:00 AM
At its November 21 Board meeting the TBCE adopted final changes to the scope of practice rule.

See the final rule published HERE.

(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 and soft tissue adjustment and manipulative techniques; (B) Physical and rehabilitative procedures and modalities; (C) Acupuncture and other reflex techniques; (D) Exercise therapy; (E) Patient education; (F) Advice and counsel; (G) Diet and weight control; (H) Immobilization; (I) Splinting; (J) Bracing; (K) 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 medical goods and devices; (M) Homeopathic and botanical medicines, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, neutraceuticals, and glandular extracts; (N) Non-prescription drugs; (O) Referral of patients to other doctors and health care providers; and (P) Other treatment procedures and services consistent with the practice of chiropractic.