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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 010 : CHIROPRACTIC


(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 521)
  • § 521. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) "Adjunctive therapies" means to treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical, or natural methods, or by the use of physical means which include light, heat, water, or exercise in preparation for a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation.

    (2) "Board" means the Board of Chiropractic created under section 527 of this title.

    (3) "The practice of chiropractic" means the diagnosis of human ailments and diseases related to subluxations, joint dysfunctions, and neuromuscular and skeletal disorders for the purpose of their detection, correction, or referral in order to restore and maintain health, including pain relief, without providing drugs or performing surgery; the use of physical and clinical examinations, conventional radiologic procedures and interpretation, as well as the use of diagnostic imaging read and interpreted by a person so licensed and clinical laboratory procedures to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care; adjunctive therapies approved by the Board, by rule, to be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment; and treatment by adjustment or manipulation of the spine or other joints and connected neuromusculoskeletal tissues and bodily articulations.

    (4) "Chiropractor" or "chiropractic physician" means a person licensed under this chapter.

    (5) "Disciplinary action" includes any action taken by the Board against a person licensed under this chapter or an applicant premised on a finding that the person has engaged in unprofessional conduct. The term includes all sanctions of any kind, including refusing to give an examination, refusing to grant or renew a license, suspending or revoking a license, placing limitations or restrictions upon a license, and issuing reprimands and warnings. (Added 1991, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2009, No. 25, § 9; 2013, No. 27, § 2.)