PREFILED JAN 06 2021
REFERENCE TITLE: chiropractors; laboratory procedures
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Amending section 32‑925, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the state board of chiropractic examiners.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 32-925, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
32-925. Practice of chiropractic; limitations
A. A doctor of chiropractic is a portal of entry health care provider who engages in the practice of health care that includes:
1. The diagnosis and correction of subluxations, functional vertebral or articular dysarthrosis or neuromuscular skeletal disorders for the restoration restoring and maintenance of maintaining health.
2. Physical and clinical examinations, diagnostic x‑rays and clinical diagnostic laboratory procedures that are limited to nasal swabs, oral swabs, sputum collection, urine collection, finger pricks or venipuncture in order to determine the propriety of a regimen of chiropractic care or to form a basis for referral of referring patients to other licensed health care professionals, or both.
3. Treatment by:
(a) Physical medicine modalities, therapeutic procedures and adjustment of the spine or bodily articulations.
(b) Procedures related to the correction of subluxations and neuromuscular skeletal disorders.
(c) Prescription of orthopedic supports.
B. A doctor of chiropractic who is licensed under this chapter shall not prescribe or administer medicine or drugs, perform surgery or practice obstetrics.