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North Dakota Regulations
CHAPTER 43-06 CHIROPRACTORS,43-06-01. Definitions
The "Practice of Chiropractic," has no mention of treating animals.
However, it is included under the definition of Veterinary Medicine.
Practice Act for the North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners:
CHAPTER 43-29 VETERINARIANS
Subsection 10,"Veterinary medicine" includes veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, chiropractic,
acupuncture, and all other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine.
North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 328
Lisbon, ND 58054
ND Board of Chiropractic Examiners
PO Box 185 (Physical: 607 Birch Ct)
Grafton, ND 58237
Spoke with Kendra Lindsey Paralegal for the Chiropractic Board who stated that, "Chiropractors must have a referral by licensed vet under parameters of vet board and have to be able to provide proof of competency. Also talked with Andrea (wouldn't give last name), administrative assistant, Ohio Veterinary Medical Board who stated, "yes Chiropractors can treat animals but only under the direct supervision of a licensed Veterinarian."
Kelly Caudill, Executive Director
Ohio Chiropractic Board
77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Ohio Veterinary Medical Board
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
TITLE 140.BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS (2)licensure of Chiropractors:
CHAPTER 15. SPECIAL CERTIFICATES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Subchapter 8. Animal Chiropractic Diagnosis and Treatment 140:15-8-1 [AMENDED]
140:15-8-1. Certificate of a chiropractor and animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment
"A chiropractic physician may engage in practice of animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment if certified to do so by the Board. A licensed chiropractic physician may provide chiropractic treatment to an animal without being certified in animal chiropractic diagnosis and treatment if the animal has been referred to the chiropractic physician by a licensed veterinarian." Please read the certification requirements here: https://www.ok.gov/chiropracticboard/documents/New%20Rules%20Effective%20August%2025%2C%202019.pdf
Oaklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners
421 NW 13th Street, Suite 180
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103
Oregon board of Chiropractic Examiners, GUIDE TO POLICY & PRACTICE QUESTIONS
SECTION II, Practice Policies Regarding Chiropractors
ANIMALS, TREATMENT OF
Chiropractic physicians are permitted to treat animals provided they have a written referral from a licensed veterinarian. The care rendered as a result of the referral must be in writing and in accordance with the standards of practice outlined in ORS 686; and only as prescribed and diagnosed by the veterinarian. (10/4/97)
Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
530 Center St NE, Suite 620
Salem, Oregon 97301
CHAPTER 31. STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Principle 6. Professional relationships.
(b) "Veterinarians may seek, through consultation, the assistance of other licensed professionals, including chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists and physical therapists, when it appears that chiropractic, dental, dental hygiene or physical therapy procedures will enhance the quality of veterinary care. Chiropractic, dental, dental hygiene and physical therapy procedures shall only be performed upon animals by chiropractors, dentists, dental hygienists and physical therapists in conjunction with the practice of veterinary medicine and under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, subject to a limitation provided by law or regulation."
State Board of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-7134
Rhode Island Regulations
Ragosta, Peter (RIDOH) <Peter.Ragosta@health.ri.gov> Peter Ragosta, Chief, Pharmacies and Veterinary Medicine, stated in an email that it was illegal for Chiropractors in the state to treat animals. (The practice) would be
considered illegal and if taking place would be reported to law enforcement authorities.
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
South Carolina Regulations
Email response from, Mack Williams, Administrator, S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as follows:
"South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners allows a licensed veterinarian to delegate therapeutic options and alternate therapies to qualified persons. S.C. Code Ann. § 40-69-270(C). However, per statute, "The delegating veterinarian must verify the qualifications of these persons and their competencies before delegation. The delegating veterinarian remains responsible for the general care of the patient." "Therapeutic options and alternate therapies" include "manipulation and adjustment." S.C. Code Ann. § 40-69-20(17). Board orders are found on the Boards website at the link: https://llr.sc.gov/chiro/finalorders.aspx"
"Please refer to Question 29 of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners' website for guidance on your question.
29. Musculoskeletal Manipulation (MSM)
Musculoskeletal manipulation (MSM) may be performed only by a veterinarian who has examined the animal patient and has sufficient knowledge to make a diagnosis of the medical condition of the animal and/or a licensed chiropractor working under the “direct supervision” of a veterinarian."
S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, S.C. 29210
Physcial Therapy Examiners
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Office: (803) 896-4655
South Dakota Regulations
Dustin Oedekoven, DVM, State Veterinarian, South Dakota Animal Industry Board stated in a phone call: "Chiros (sic) are not able to work on animals . Act constituting the practice of vet medicine
Chiropractic therapy would be the practice of vet medicine. 900 incensed vets, only half live in the state
Some have gotten extra training – so we have some vet chiropractors."
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
1-800-738-2301 (In State)
411 South Fort Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Lyndsey Boone, Administrator, Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, Left message, "You must be a veterinarian or under the employ of a veterinarian who has a client-patient relationship with the animal. So a chiropractor could potentially do chiropractic on animals they must be a licensed veterinarian in the state or they must be under the employ of a licensed veterinarian in the state who will allow them to do so as their employee. They must be employed by the veterinarian." link: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1730/1730-01.20140821.pdf
"In addition to the specific methods, therapies, and procedures named in T.C.A. § 63-12- 103(10) the practice of veterinary medicine includes, but is not limited to, the following: acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, laser therapy, massage therapy, veterinary rehabilitative therapy, and ultrasound."
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
1-800-778-4123 nationwide or write
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Received an email response from Kandace Van Vlerah, Senior Investigator,Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners which stated: "It is legal for chiropractor to perform chiropractic adjustments on animals in the state of Texas, but only under certain conditions." Please follow the link below which amongst other things explains that yes Chiropractors can treat animals in Texas if they are under the direct supervision of a licensed Veterinarian.
Texas Board of Veterinary
333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3- 810
Austin, Texas 78701
Chapter 28 Veterinary Practice Act
Part 1 General Provisions
58-28-307 Exemptions from chapter.
(12) (a) upon written referral by a licensed veterinarian, the practice of animal chiropractic by a
chiropractic physician licensed under Chapter 73, Chiropractic Physician Practice Act, who has completed an animal chiropractic course approved by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association or the division
Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah