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    Subdivision 1. Definitions. For the purposes of sections 148.01 to 148.10, "chiropractic"
is defined as the science of adjusting any abnormal articulations of the human body, especially
those of the spinal column, for the purpose of giving freedom of action to impinged nerves that
may cause pain or deranged function.
    Subd. 2. Exclusions. The practice of chiropractic is not the practice of medicine, surgery,
or osteopathy.
    Subd. 3. Inclusions. Chiropractic practice includes those noninvasive means of clinical,
physical, and laboratory measures and analytical x-ray of the bones of the skeleton which are
necessary to make a determination of the presence or absence of a chiropractic condition. The
practice of chiropractic may include procedures which are used to prepare the patient for
chiropractic adjustment or to complement the chiropractic adjustment. The procedures may not be
used as independent therapies or separately from chiropractic adjustment. No device which utilizes
heat or sound shall be used in the treatment of a chiropractic condition unless it has been approved
by the Federal Communications Commission. No device shall be used above the neck of the
patient. Any chiropractor who utilizes procedures in violation of this subdivision shall be guilty of
unprofessional conduct and subject to disciplinary procedures according to section 148.10.
History: (5725, 5731(c)) 1919 c 64 s 2,8; 1927 c 230; 1975 c 362 s 1; 1983 c 346 s 1

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