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10.43.07.00.htm 10.43.07.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 43 BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS Chapter 07 Chiropractic Assistants Authority: Health Occupations Article, §3-205, 3-302.1, and 3-404, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.43.07.01.htm 10.43.07.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Applicant" means a person who is undergoing training to become a chiropractic assistant.. 2) “Board” means the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.. 3) "Chiropractic assistant" means an individual who is registered by the Board to perform the duties authorized under this chapter.4) "Direct supervision" means supervision provided by a supervising chiropractor who is personally p
10.43.07.02.htm 10.43.07.02. 02 Requirements for Achieving Supervising Chiropractor Status.. A. Only a supervising chiropractor may work with or train a chiropractic assistant or applicant.. B. Only an active, licensed chiropractor who holds physical therapy privileges and has no outstanding disciplinary orders may qualify for supervising chiropractor status.C. An applicant for supervising chiropractor status shall:. 1) Submit to the Board the required application and fee;.
10.43.07.03.htm 10.43.07.03. 03 Responsibilities of the Supervising Chiropractor.. The supervising chiropractor shall:. A. Submit:. 1) The required Board Request to Employ form before undertaking any hands on training or coursework with any chiropractic assistant applicant; and2) All other Board-required reports and forms in a timely manner as determined by the Board.. B. Notify the Board and course instructor or instructors of any change in status of any chiropractic applicant or assistant w
10.43.07.04.htm 10.43.07.04. 04 Supervising Chiropractor Prohibited Acts.. A. The supervising chiropractor may not:. 1) Delegate responsibilities in any manner to anyone not holding supervising chiropractor status;. 2) Leave the treatment area when:. a) Treating a patient; or. b) A chiropractic applicant or assistant is treating a patient; or. 3) Permit a chiropractic applicant or assistant to treat a patient without the presence of the supervising chiropractor in the treatment area.B. The license of a licen
10.43.07.05.htm 10.43.07.05. 05 Chiropractic Applicant or Assistant Qualifications and Training.. A. At the time of application for hire and training, an applicant shall:. 1) Be 18 years old or older;. 2) Be of good moral character;. 3) Be a U.S. Citizen or hold federal documentation authorizing employment;. 4) Be proficient in the English language sufficiently to allow for clear interaction with patients;. 5) Be enrolled in a Board-approved Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class or be currently CPR cer
10.43.07.06.htm 10.43.07.06. 06 Term and Renewal of Registration.. A. A registration expires every 2 years, unless the registration is renewed for a 2-year term.. B. Before a registration expires, the registrant periodically may renew it for another term if the registrant:1) Otherwise is entitled to be registered;. 2) Pays a renewal fee as set forth in COMAR 10.43.06;. 3) Submits to the Board a renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and. 4) Submits to the Board verification of at least 1
10.43.07.07.htm 10.43.07.07. 07 Chiropractic Assistant Examinations and Application for Registration.. A. An applicant who otherwise qualifies for registration is entitled to be examined as provided in this regulation.B. The applicant shall pass a Board proficiency and jurisprudence examination.. C. The applicant shall:. 1) Pay to the Board an examination fee as set forth in COMAR 10.43.06;. 2) Submit all fees, transcripts, and application documentation postmarked not later than 45 days bef
10.43.07.08.htm 10.43.07.08. 08 Activities That May Be Performed by Chiropractic Applicants and Assistants Without Direct Supervision.Only a chiropractic applicant or assistant may perform the following activities without the direct supervision of a supervising chiropractor:A. Taking the height, the weight, and vital signs of a patient and recording them in the patient record;B. Assisting in the dressing, undressing, and draping of a patient;. C. Removing and applying assistive and supportive devices;.
10.43.07.09.htm 10.43.07.09. 09 Activities That May Be Performed by Chiropractic Applicants and Assistants Under Direct Supervision of a Supervising Chiropractor.A chiropractic applicant or assistant may perform the following activities only under the direct supervision of a supervising chiropractor who is in the treatment area:A. Functional activities of daily living and hygiene;. B. Gait practice and ambulation;. C. Demonstration, administration, and observation of therapeutic exercises
10.43.07.10.htm 10.43.07.10. 10 Chiropractic Applicant or Assistant Prohibited Acts.. A chiropractic applicant or assistant may not engage in any of the following activities:. A. Communicate an evaluation or diagnosis to a patient;. B. Perform an act requiring the professional skill or judgment of a licensed chiropractor;. C. Take x-rays or position patients for x-rays;. D. Perform orthopedic or neurological tests;. E. Engage in dietary or nutritional advice or counseling; or.
10.43.07.11.htm 10.43.07.11. 11 Practicing Without Registration.. A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a chiropractic assistant in this State unless registered by the Board.B. A person may not serve as a chiropractic applicant or assistant unless approved by the Board..
10.43.07.12.htm 10.43.07.12. 12 Penalties for Violations of This Chapter.. A. Violations of these regulations may result in disciplinary action against the supervising chiropractor as set forth in Health Occupations Article, §3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A person practicing as a chiropractic assistant without being registered, except as provided in these regulations, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be fined $5,000 or imprisoned for 1 year, or both.C. A chiropractic assistant and an applicant for r
10.43.07.13.htm 10.43.07.13. 13 Display of Registration.. A chiropractic assistant shall display the registration and any current renewal registration conspicuously in the space where the license holder is engaged in practice, including in any temporary space, or in any exhibit location.
10.43.07.14.htm 10.43.07.14. 14 Notification of Change of Address.. A registered chiropractic assistant shall notify the Board of any change in the name or address of the chiropractic assistant, in writing, within 60 days after the change occurs.
10.43.07.9999.htm 10.43.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 9, 1994 (21:9 Md. R. 751). Regulation .01B amended effective June 9, 2003 (30:11 Md. R. 735). Regulation .02 amended effective June 9, 2003 (30:11 Md. R. 735). Regulation .03B, C amended effective June 9, 2003 (30:11 Md. R. 735). Regulation .03C amended effective August 6, 2001 (28:15 Md. R. 1398). Regulation .04C amended effective August 6, 2001 (28:15 Md. R. 1398). Regulation .04E amended effective June 9, 2003 (30:11 Md. R. 735).
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