Terms Used In Indiana Code 25-10-1-17

  • Board: means the board of chiropractic examiners under section 1. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Chiropractic: means the examination, diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of human ailments and conditions of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, the procedure preparatory to and complementary to the correction thereof by an adjustment or manipulation of the articulations of the vertebral column, its immediate articulation, including other incidental means of adjustments of the spinal column, extremities, and musculoskeletal soft tissues of the body without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
  • Chiropractor: means any person who is qualified under this chapter to practice the science of chiropractic. See Indiana Code 25-10-1-1
Sec. 17. Except for the treatment of infectious and endocrine diseases or atypical or abnormal histology, a chiropractor licensed under this article may diagnose and treat injuries, conditions, and disorders, including chiropractic subluxations, fixations, and spinal intersegmental dysfunction, through the following:

(1) The administration of chiropractic adjustment or manipulation to the body for the purpose of maintaining, restoring, or improving neurobiomechanical, immunological, or physiological function.

(2) The administration or dispensing of supportive procedure therapies, including physiological therapeutics, rehabilitation procedures, and ancillary therapies.

(3) The use of solid filiform needles to treat neuromusculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, which is commonly referred to as dry needling, after completing board approved continuing education and complying with applicable board rules. However, a chiropractor may not engage in the practice of acupuncture (as defined in IC 25-2.5-1-5), unless the chiropractor is licensed under IC 25-2.5.

(4) Except for the use of ionizing radiation therapy or radionics, the use of x-rays, diagnostic imaging test results, or other diagnostic tests that may be required to prepare a proper chiropractic diagnosis.

(5) The performance of an analysis to detect chiropractic subluxations, fixations, or spinal intersegmental dysfunctions.

(6) The management, coordination, or delegation of patient care functions, including initiating referrals to licensed specialists for concurrent, or additional services or care the chiropractor believes is most suited for the individual’s chiropractic condition.

(7) Counseling and instructing individuals regarding general health matters, diet, weight management, ergonomics, exercise, hygiene, nutrition, outcome assessments, wellness, and good health habits.

As added by P.L.85-2018, SEC.5.