Fifty-sixth Legislature

Second Regular Session

Senate: HHS DP 6-0-1-0 | 3rd Read 27-1-2-0
House: HHS DPA 6-2-0-2

SB 1050: chiropractic care; diagnostic imaging.

Sponsor: Senator Shamp, LD 29

House Engrossed


Includes ordering diagnostic imaging in a Doctor of Chiropractic's scope of practice.


A Doctor of Chiropractic is a natural person who holds a license to practice chiropractic (A.R.S.§ 32-900).

A Doctor of Chiropractic may currently:

1)   diagnose and correct subluxations, functional vertebral or articular dysarthrosis or neuromuscular skeletal disorders for restoring and maintaining health;

2)   perform physical and clinical examinations, perform 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 referring patients to other licensed health care professionals, or both; and

3)   conduct treatment by physical medicine modalities, therapeutic procedures, adjustments of the spine or bodily articulations, procedures to correct subluxations and neuromuscular skeletal disorders, prescription of orthopedic supports and acupuncture (A.R.S. § 32-925).

A Doctor of Chiropractic is prohibited from prescribing or administering medicine or drugs, performing surgeries or practicing obstetrics (A.R.S. § 32-925).


1.   Adds ordering diagnostic imaging to the list of acts a Doctor of Chiropractic may perform. (Sec. 1)☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal Note



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