|SB 0446||Requires specific amounts of training before a person may perform certain chiropractic procedures|
|LR Number:||1887S.01I||Fiscal Note:||1887-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||03/15/01 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SCS/SB 446 - This act requires specific amounts of training before a person may perform certain chiropractic procedures. This act states that no person may perform a spinal manipulation or adjustment unless the person:
- Has received at least 400 hours of classroom training on the subject; - Has received at least 800 hours of clinical training on the subject; and - Has the legal authority to differentially diagnose or, if he or she does not have such authority, but satisfies the other two requirements and has received a prescription from a physician expressly indicating the type and manner of manipulation.
"Spinal manipulation" and "spinal adjustment" are defined as moving a joint beyond its normal range of motion by means of a sudden thrust or impulse and usually accompanied by a sound. Any person violating this section is guilty of the unlawful practice of chiropractic and will be subject to penalties and disciplinary action. This act does not apply to medical or osteopathic physicians or to chiropractic physicians.
This act is similar to HB 588 (2001) and SB 923 (2000).