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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

    Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.

      Section: 45:9-41.19: Definitions.

          3. As used in P.L.1989, c.153 (C.45:9-41.17 et al.), sections 5 through 8 of P.L.2015, c.283 (C.45:9-41.33 et seq.) and sections 7 through 14 and sections 19 and 20 of P.L.1953, c.233 (C.45:9-41.4 through C.45:9-41.13 inclusive):

a. "Board" means the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners created pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1989, c.153 (C.45:9-41.20).

b. "Doctor of Chiropractic," "Chiropractor" or "Chiropractic Physician" means a person trained and qualified in the discipline of chiropractic whose license is in force and not suspended or revoked at the time in question.

A person licensed to practice chiropractic may use the title doctor, or its abbreviation, in the practice of chiropractic, however, it must be qualified by the words doctor of chiropractic, chiropractor or chiropractic physician, or its abbreviation, D.C. The use of the title doctor of chiropractic, chiropractor, chiropractic physician, or its abbreviation, D.C., may be used interchangeably.

c. "Chiropractic assistance" means assisting a chiropractor with providing certain clinical procedures common and customary to the chiropractic setting including:

(1) collecting general health data, such as the taking of an oral history or vital sign measurement;

(2) applying thermal, sound, light, mechanical and electrical modalities and hydrotherapy; and

(3) instructing and monitoring prescribed rehabilitative activities.

Chiropractic assistance shall not include administrative activities of a non-clinical nature, chiropractic adjustment, manual therapy, nutritional instruction, counseling or other therapeutic service or procedure which requires individual licensure in the State.

d. "Licensed chiropractic assistant" means a person who is licensed pursuant to the provisions of sections 5 through 8 of P.L.2015, c.283 (C.45:9-41.33 et seq.) to practice chiropractic assistance under the supervision of a chiropractor.

e. "Supervision" means the oversight provided by a licensed chiropractor of the clinical services performed by a licensed chiropractic assistant, and for which the chiropractor shall be on the premises at all times and readily available to instruct the licensed chiropractic assistant throughout the performance of the clinical services.

L.1989, c.153, s.3; amended 2009, c.322, s.3; 2015, c.283, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2016-02-18 15:34:31.

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