Practice Alert: Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound by a Chiropractor

Pursuant to Education Law §6551(3) and Part 73 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, diagnostic ultrasounds may be used for the detection and diagnosis of conditions that are treatable by a licensed chiropractor. However, a licensed chiropractor must have appropriate training and competency prior to utilization of a diagnostic ultrasound in the course of their practice.

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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