(1) Any person who shall practice or attempt to practice chiropractic in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or any person who shall buy, sell or fraudulently obtain any diploma or license to practice chiropractic, whether recorded or not; or any person who shall use the title to induce the public to believe that he is engaged in the practice of chiropractic, without first complying with the provisions of this chapter, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six (6) months or both. Each adjustment or treatment shall constitute a separate offense.
(2) Any advertisement or sign of whatsoever nature to induce the public to believe that one is a chiropractor or practices chiropractic shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter, provided the person displaying such sign or causing such advertisement has not been licensed to practice chiropractic as provided in this chapter.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 312.991

  • Board: means the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. See Kentucky Statutes 312.015
  • chiropractic: means the science of diagnosing and adjusting or manipulating the subluxations of the articulations of the human spine and its adjacent tissues. See Kentucky Statutes 312.015
  • chiropractor: means one qualified by experience and training and licensed by the board to diagnose his patients and to treat those of his patients diagnosed as having diseases or disorders relating to subluxations of the articulations of the human spine and its adjacent tissues by indicated adjustment or manipulation of those subluxations and by applying methods of treatment designed to augment those adjustments or manipulation. See Kentucky Statutes 312.015
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Treatment: when used in a criminal justice context, means targeted interventions that focus on criminal risk factors in order to reduce the likelihood of criminal behavior. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010

(3) Whenever in the judgment of the board any person has engaged or is about to engage in the acts or practices that constitute, or will constitute, a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or the rules and regulations adopted by the board, the board may make application to the Franklin Circuit Court for an order enjoining such acts or practices. Upon a showing by the board that such person has engaged, or is about to engage, in any such acts or practices, an injunction, restraining order, or such other order as may be appropriate shall be granted by such court. Any order of the Franklin Circuit Court shall be enforceable and shall be valid anywhere in this state and the order of the court shall be reviewable as provided in the Rules of Civil Procedure in the case of other injunctions and restraining orders.
Effective: June 19, 1976
History: Amended 1976 Ky. Acts ch. 359, sec. 20, effective June 19, 1976. — Created
1962 Ky. Acts ch. 179, sec. 20.