Proposed Amendment to TBCE Scope of Practice Rule 75.17
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has published the following proposed amendment relating to its Scope of Practice Rule 75.17. This Rule is intended to define the practice of chiropractic and the limits of chiropractic scope of practice. The following is the text of the Board’s proposed rule (proposed changes to the existing rule are underlined). Comments may be submitted by anyone as to any aspect of the proposed rule, its fairness, thoroughness or undue limitations. Any comment must be submitted to the Board no later than March 2, 2013.
§75.17.Scope of Practice.
(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