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10.43.16.00.htm 10.43.16.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 43 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS Chapter 16 Dry Needling Authority: Health Occupations Article, §3-101, 3-205(a) 3-307, 3-403, and 13-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.43.16.01.htm 10.43.16.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes standards for the provision of dry needling as an intervention performed by chiropractors.
10.43.16.02.htm 10.43.16.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Board” means the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.. 2) “Dry needling” means a chiropractic intervention, also known as intramuscular manual therapy, that:a) Is performed only by chiropractors with physical therapy privileges;. b) Involves the insertion of one or more solid needles, a mechanical device, into the muscle and related tissues to affect ch
10.43.16.03.htm 10.43.16.03. 03 Standards of Practice.. A. A chiropractor registered to perform dry needling shall:. 1) Fully explain dry needling to the patient in advance of treatment;. 2) Obtain informed written consent specific to dry needling, which shall be included in the patient’s medical record;3) Perform dry needling in a competent manner consistent with patient health and safety; and. 4) Document the provision and the specific location of the dry needling service in accordance with t
10.43.16.04.htm 10.43.16.04. 04 Minimum Education and Training Required.. A. A chiropractor with physical therapy privileges shall be in good standing before registering to perform dry needling.B. The Board shall accept a dry needling course completed before May 18, 2020, if:. 1) The same course, in substantially similar form, is sponsored by a continuing education provider approved by the Board; and2) The chiropractor seeking to perform dry needling provides the Board with a certificate of complet
10.43.16.05.htm 10.43.16.05. 05 Registration Required.. A. The Board shall register a chiropractor with physical therapy privileges as qualified to perform dry needling in the State, provided the chiropractor submits to the Board:1) Evidence of completion of the education and training requirements outlined in Regulation .04 of this chapter; and2) An application for registration on a form provided by the Board.. B. A chiropractor with physical therapy privileges may not perform dry needling without registering
10.43.16.9999.htm 10.43.16.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 18, 2020 (47:10 Md. R. 519). Regulation .03A, C amended effective April 4, 2022 (49:7 Md. R. 467). Regulation .04 amended effective April 4, 2022 (49:7 Md. R. 467). Regulation .05A amended effective April 4, 2022 (49:7 Md. R. 467).
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