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§ 3-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Chiropractors (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2018
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 3-101
§ 3-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Board” means the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(c) “Chiropractor” means an individual who practices chiropractic.
Direct supervision
(d) “Direct supervision” means supervision provided by a supervising chiropractor who is personally present or immediately available where the procedures are performed to give aid, direction, and instruction when certain procedures or activities are performed.
Extern license
(e) “Extern license” means a license to practice chiropractic under the direct supervision of a Board-approved licensed chiropractor.
(f) “License” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license granted by the Board:
(1) To practice chiropractic; or
(2) To practice chiropractic with the right to practice physical therapy.
Licensed chiropractor
(g) “Licensed chiropractor” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a chiropractor who is licensed by the Board to practice chiropractic or to practice chiropractic with the right to practice physical therapy.
Practice chiropractic
(h)(1) “Practice chiropractic” means to use a drugless system of health care based on the principle that interference with the transmission of nerve impulses may cause disease.
(2) “Practice chiropractic” includes the diagnosing and locating of misaligned or displaced vertebrae and, through the manual manipulation and adjustment of the spine and other skeletal structures, treating disorders of the human body.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in this title, “practice chiropractic” does not include the use of drugs or surgery, or the practice of osteopathy, obstetrics, or any other branch of medicine.
(4) The definition of “practice chiropractic” does not prohibit a chiropractor from selecting diet and hygiene measures for an individual.
Practice physical therapy
(i) “Practice physical therapy” has the meaning stated in § 13-101 of this article.


Added by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990; Acts 2008, c. 36, § 6, eff. April 8, 2008; Acts 2016, c. 739, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2016; Acts 2018, c. 658, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
Formerly Art. 43, § 504.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 3-101, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 3-101
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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