Terms Used In Florida Statutes 460.404

  • Board: means the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. See Florida Statutes 560.113
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 560.113
  • Practice of chiropractic medicine: means a noncombative principle and practice consisting of the science, philosophy, and art of the adjustment, manipulation, and treatment of the human body in which vertebral subluxations and other malpositioned articulations and structures that are interfering with the normal generation, transmission, and expression of nerve impulse between the brain, organs, and tissue cells of the body, thereby causing disease, are adjusted, manipulated, or treated, thus restoring the normal flow of nerve impulse which produces normal function and consequent health by chiropractic physicians using specific chiropractic adjustment or manipulation techniques taught in chiropractic colleges accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. See Florida Statutes 560.113

(1) The Board of Chiropractic Medicine is created within the department and shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
(2) Five members of the board must be licensed chiropractic physicians who are residents of the state and who have been licensed chiropractic physicians engaged in the practice of chiropractic medicine for at least 4 years. The remaining two members must be residents of the state who are not, and have never been, licensed as chiropractic physicians or members of any closely related profession. At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.
(3) As the terms of the members expire, the Governor shall appoint successors for terms of 4 years, and such members shall serve until their successors are appointed.
(4) All provisions of chapter 456 relating to the board shall apply.