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10.38.12.00.htm 10.38.12.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS Chapter 12 Dry Needling Authority: Health Occupations Article, §13-101 and 13-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.38.12.01.htm 10.38.12.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes standards for the provision of dry needling as an intervention performed by physical therapists.
10.38.12.02.htm 10.38.12.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.. 2) "Dry needling" means a physical therapy intervention, also known as intramuscular manual therapy, that:a) Involves the insertion of one or more solid needles, a mechanical device, into the muscle and related tissues to affect change in muscle and related tissues;
10.38.12.03.htm 10.38.12.03. 03 Minimum Education and Training Necessary to Perform Dry Needling.. A. In order to perform dry needling, a physical therapist shall have at least 80 total hours of instruction, which includes:1) A total of at least 40 hours of instruction in the following dry needling-specific course content areas:a) Theory and application of dry needling;. b) Dry needling technique, including spine and extremities;. c) Dry needling indications and contraindications;. d) Infection control, the
10.38.12.04.htm 10.38.12.04. 04 Standards of Practice in Performing Dry Needling.. A. A physical therapist shall:. 1) Fully explain dry needling to the patient in advance of treatment; and. 2) Obtain written informed consent specific to dry needling that shall be included in the patient’s medical record.B. A physical therapist shall perform dry needling in a manner consistent with standards set forth in the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act, Labor and Employment Article, Title 5, Annotated
10.38.12.9999.htm 10.38.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 19, 2017 (44:12 Md. R. 588).
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