The Chiropractic Scope of Practice in the United States: A Cross-Sectional Survey
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 03:43 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.  Texas is one of the states with the highest number of services that cannot be performed by a chiropractor.

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.  The states with the highest number of services that cannot be performed are New Hampshire (n = 49), Hawaii (n = 47), Michigan (n = 42), New Jersey (n = 39), Mississippi (n = 39), and Texas (n = 30).

Source:  http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(14)00091-8/abstract?rss=yes?rss=yes

 

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