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					02            DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION

297           BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC LICENSURE

Chapter 1:    DEFINITIONS


Summary: This chapter defines certain professional terms used throughout the Board’s rules.



1.     Board. “Board” means the Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure.

2.     CCE. “CCE” means the Council on Chiropractic Education.

3.     Certified chiropractic assistant or assistant. “Certified chiropractic assistant or assistant”
       means allied health personnel, certified by the Board, who are functioning in a clinically
       dependent relationship with a supervising chiropractor and who are performing tasks or
       combinations of tasks for which they have been trained in a course of study approved by
       the Board, or provided by a chiropractic college accredited by the CCE, or by any other
       USOE approved National Chiropractic Accrediting Agencies. Examples of such tasks
       include, but are not limited to, history taking, limited physical examinations, therapeutic
       modalities, similar therapies, and rehabilitation, provided that such training is included
       within Board approved programs of chiropractic colleges accredited by the USOE. An
       assistant cannot be assigned any tasks requiring the implementation of manipulative or
       adjustive techniques, the rendering of diagnostic results or interpretations, or the
       rendering of treatment advice.

4.     CEU. “CEU” means continuing education unit.

5.     Chiropractic acupuncture. “Chiropractic acupuncture” means the insertion of acupuncture
       needles through the skin at specific points. It is a chiropractic methodology used for the
       correction of the soft tissue components contributing to subluxation and the
       accompanying physiological or mechanical abnormalities. Except as provided in 32
       MRSA §502, chiropractic acupuncture may only be practiced by a licensee who has
       received a chiropractic acupuncture certification from the Board.

6.     Chiropractic Adjustment or Chiropractic Adjustive/Manipulative Technique.
       “Chiropractic Adjustment or Chiropractic/Adjustive Manipulative Technique” means the
       application of a precisely controlled force applied by manual or by mechanical means to a
       specific focal point of the anatomy for the express purpose of creating a desired angular
       movement in skeletal joint structures in order to eliminate or decrease interference with
       neural transmission and correct or attempt to correct subluxation complex; chiropractic
       adjustment utilizes, as appropriate, but is not limited to, short lever force, high velocity
       force, short amplitude force, or specific line-of-correction force to achieve the desired
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       angular movement, as well as low force neuro-muscular, neuro-vascular, neuro-cranial, or
       neuro-lymphatic reflex technique procedures.

7.     NBCE. “NBCE” means the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

8.     Person. “Person” means a natural person, individual, firm, partnership, corporation,
       association, or organization.

9.     Supervising chiropractor. “Supervising chiropractor” means a chiropractor who holds a
       license in good standing issued by the Board to practice chiropractic and provides
       supervision for the certified chiropractic assistant and who assumes legal liability for the
       services rendered by the certified chiropractic assistant.

10.    Supervision and control. “Supervision and control” means the supervising chiropractor
       shall ensure compliance with the instructions and completion of the services delegated by
       the supervising chiropractor. To insure patient safety, the supervising chiropractor shall
       be in a sufficiently proximate location in order to be able to respond in a timely manner to
       any emergency should it arise.

11.    USOE. “USOE” means the United States Office of Education.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §502

EFFECTIVE DATE:
     September 6, 1924 - as "Rules of the Maine Board"; filed with Sec. of State June 30, 1978

AMENDED:
    October 25, 1988 (EMERGENCY) - Section 5
    October 25, 1988 (EMERGENCY) - Section 17
    December 17, 1990
    October 4, 1992 -   as "Organization of the Board, Licensure, Application,
                        Examination, Reciprocity, and Renewal Requirements"

EFFECTIVE DATE (ELECTRONIC CONVERSION):
     November 13, 1996

NON-SUBSTANTIVE CORRECTIONS:
     December 12, 1996 -- correct garbled word order “written and” to “and written” in
                          Section 5 (D)(3) and Section 6 (F) (3)

REPEALED AND REPLACED:
     August 30, 2000 - as "Definitions"

				
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