Massachusetts Board of Regulations
A chiropractor who is duly registered with the Board may perform any and all procedures, functions and services which are included within the definition of “Chiropractic” as set forth by the Massachusetts Chiropractic Board. Such procedures, functions and services include:
Chiropractic Examination and Diagnosis
Examining, evaluating, and diagnosing patients of all ages for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal illnesses, injuries, conditions or disorders which interfere with the biomechanical and/or neurological integrity or functioning of the human body including, but not limited to the vertebral subluxation complex;
Chiropractic Ordering of Diagnostic Tests
Ordering, performing and/or interpreting laboratory, radiological, electrodiagnostic or any other diagnostic studies for which the chiropractor has been appropriately trained by a college of Chiropractic which is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
Chiropractic Treatment of Conditions
Treating such neuromuscular and/or musculoskeletal illnesses, injuries, conditions or disorders through:
the administration of Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations, either by hand or by instrumentation, to the body for the purpose of maintaining, restoring or improving biomechanical and/or neurological integrity or functioning in the human body;
the administration, dispensing or prescribing of supportive procedures and therapies.
the performance of any other therapeutic procedure or service for which the chiropractor has been appropriately trained by a college of Chiropractic which is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.
Chiropractic Counseling of Patients
Counseling and instructing patients of all ages regarding health matters, including but not limited to the following: nutrition, supplementation, diet, exercise, activities of daily living, ergonomics, and good health habits.
Chiropractors are Independent Health Care Practitioners
A chiropractor who is duly registered with the Board is an independent health care practitioner. A chiropractor is not required by law to perform such procedures, functions or services under the direction or supervision of, or upon referral from, any other health care professional, as long as he or she performs such procedures, functions and services in accordance with all applicable requirements.