Only Chiropractors Who Are Also Licensed Acupuncturists May Provide Acupuncture Services to Their Patients

Pursuant to Education Law §6551, the scope of practice for the profession of chiropractic does not authorize the use or practice of acupuncture to treat diseases, disorders, or dysfunctions of the body. However, chiropractors who also licensed under Article 160 of the Education Law as an acupuncturist may offer such services under that license, but not as a chiropractor.

Disclaimer: Law, rules and regulations, not Alerts, specify the requirements for practice and violating them constitutes professional misconduct. Not adhering to this Alert may be interpreted as professional misconduct only if the conduct also violates pertinent law, rules and regulations, some citations of which are listed at the end of this Alert.

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