By the Division of Professional Licensure

January 18, 2001

Supercedes: Policy Decision (dated May 22, 1991)

The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors has today voted to implement the following Policy Guideline. This Guideline is intended as a recommended protocol for the profession to follow. This Guideline is not a Board rule or regulation and therefore does not carry with it the force or effect of law.

A Massachusetts licensed chiropractor may not provide a therapeutic intervention, which may include a vertebral or extra-spinal manipulation and/or supportive procedure(s), on a non-human vertebrate unless:

  1. The location of such intervention takes place within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but outside of a chiropractor's office or clinic which caters to human patients; and
  2. The chiropractor has obtained a written referral and/or direct authorization from the animal's licensed Veterinarian to do so.

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