April 17, 2014 International Chiropractors Association
 

State Statutes Governing Chiropractic

The following excerpts represent the primary definitions and scope of practice parameters established by the various states governing the practice of chiropractic within their respective jurisdictions. It is important to note that every state has other rules and regulations that govern specific aspects of chiropractic practice in such contexts as workers' compensation, personal injury, and public health arenas that are not included here. These additional laws and regulations are almost universally available via each state's official website.

Alaska / Alabama / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / District of Columbia / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming

Alaska
Sec. 08.20.100 Practice of Chiropractic

Alabama
Sec. 34-24-120 "Chiropractic" Defined; authority of licensed chiropractor

Arizona
Ch. 31, Ar. 1 Definitions
32-1852 Rights and Duties of osteopathic physicians and surgeons; scope of practice
Ch. 8 Definitions
32-921 Application for license; qualifications of applicant; fee; background investigations
32-925 Practice of chiropractic; limitations

Arkansas
17-81-305 Qualifications of applicants
17-81-307 Issuance and recording of licenses

California
1000-10 Rules of professional conduct; denial; suspension or revocation of license; reissuance
1000 Law governing
1000-7 Certificate to practice; issuance; practice authorized

Colorado
12-33-102 Definitions
12-33-111 Licensure -- minimum education requirements
12-33-113 Licensure by reciprocity
12-33-117 Discipline of licensees -- letters of admonition, suspension, revocation, denial, and probation -- grounds

Connecticut
20-28 Scope of Practice
20-24 Definitions
20-27 License

District of Columbia
Sec. 2-3301.2 Definitions of health occupations

Delaware
Sec. 701 Chiropractic defined; limitation of chiropractic license
Sec. 707 Qualifications of license applicants; judicial review; report to attorney general
Sec. 711 Reciprocity

Florida
460.403 Definitions

Georgia
43-9-1 Definitions
43-9-7 Qualifications of applicants for license to practice chiropractic
43-9-12 Grounds for refusal or revocation of licenses
43-9-16 Scope of practice; injury from want of reasonable degree of care is a tort

Hawaii
Sec. 442-1 Chiropractic defined
Sec. 442-2 License to practice

Idaho
54-703 Definitions
54-704 Chiropractic practice
54-705 Exceptions -- Prohibited practices -- Negligence established

Indiana
25-10-1-1 Definitions
25-10-1-2 Requirements for licensure

Iowa
151.1 "Chiropractic" defined
151.5 Operative surgery -- drugs

Kansas
65-2871 Persons deemed engaged in practice of chiropractic

Kentucky
312.015 Definitions
312.017 types of treatment prohibited; scope and methods of chiropractic treatment; referral of patients

Louisiana
2801 Definitions
2817 Special provisions; use of x-ray; retention of records

Maine
451 Definitions

Maryland

Sec. 3-101 Definitions
Sec. 3-307 Scope of license

Massachusetts
89 Definitions

Michigan
333.16401 Definitions, principles of construction
333.16423 Analytical instruments and adjustment apparatus; establishment of criteria for approval

Minnesota
146.23 Manual of mechanical therapy
148.01 Chiropractic

Mississippi
73-6-1 Practice of chiropractic; definitions; qualifications; limitations of practice; standard of care

Missouri
331.010 Definitions

Montana
37-12-101 Definitions -- practice of chiropractic
37-12-104 Rights and limitations governing practice

Nebraska
71-177 Chiropractic practice, defined
71-178 Chiropractic practice; persons excepted

Nevada
634.013 "Chiropractic" defined
634.014 "Chiropractic adjustment" defined

New Hampshire
316-A:1 Definitions

New Jersey
45:9-41.27 Continuation of scope of practice of chiropractic and caring for subluxation
45:9-41.19 Definitions
14:48A-33 Chiropractors, services performed by
13:44E-1.1 Scope of practice
45:9-14.5 "Practice of chiropractic" defined; instruments which may be used; not to sign certificates; use of title doctor; unlicensed persons

New Mexico
61-4-2 Definitions
61-4-6 Examination; subjects; method of treatment; recording license
61-4-9 Privileges and obligations

New York
6551 Definition of practice of chiropractic

North Carolina
90-143 Definitions of chiropractic; examinations; educational requirements
90-151 Extent and limitation of license
90-151.1 Selling nutritional supplements to patients
90-153 Licensed chiropractors may practice in public hospitals
90-154.3 Acceptable care in the practice of chiropractic

North Dakota
43-06-01 Definitions
43-06-17 Right of chiropractor to practice in public and private hospitals and institutions

Ohio
4734.09 Definitions

Oklahoma
161.2 Scope of practice of chiropractic
161.3 Definitions

Oregon
684.010 Definitions
684.015 Prohibited Practices

Pennsylvania
625.102 Definitions

Rhode Island
5-30-1 "Chiropractic" defined

South Carolina
40-9-10 Definitions

South Dakota
36-5-1 Scope of Practice -- Limitations

Tennessee
63-4-101 "Chiropractic" defined -- mandatory practices

Texas
Article 4512b Practice of Chiropractic (CR01-CR05)
Article 4512b Continued (CR06-CR10)
Article 4512b Continued (CR11-CR20)
Article 4512b Continued (CR21-CR30)
Article 4512b Continued (CR31-CR43)
Credits / References / Decisions

Utah
58-73-102 Definitions
58-73-601 Scope of Practice for a chiropractic physician

Vermont
General Provisions
521 Definitions
522 Prohibitions

Virginia
54.1-2900 Definitions

Washington
18.25.005 "Chiropractic" defined
18.25.180 Employment of X-ray technicians rules

West Virginia
Sec. 30-16-2 Definitions
Sec. 30-16-9 Who may practice chiropractic; title of chiropractor
Sec. 30-16-10 Use of diagnostic instruments and procedures
Sec. 30-16-12 Chiropractor not permitted to perform certain acts; exception

Wisconsin
446.01 Definitions
446.02 Chiropractic regulated

Wyoming
Sec. 33-10-108 Duties and authority of practitioners
Sec. 33-10-101 Chiropractic defined
Sec. 33-10-110 Prohibited acts; refusal, revocation or suspension of license; appeals