.01 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Board” means the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

(2) “Chiropractic assistant” means an individual who is registered by the Board to perform the duties authorized under this chapter.

(3) “Chiropractic assistant program” means a structured 1-year program of clinical chiropractic training under a Board-licensed supervising chiropractor in order to qualify and apply for a registration as a Maryland chiropractic assistant.

(4) “Chiropractic assistant trainee” means a person who is:

(a) Undergoing training to become a chiropractic assistant; or

(b) Applying to the Board for registration as a chiropractic assistant.

(5) “Direct supervision” means supervision provided by a supervising chiropractor who is personally present and immediately available in the area where the procedures are performed to give aid, direction, and instruction when certain procedures or activities are performed by a chiropractic assistant or a chiropractic assistant trainee.

(6) “Established patient” means an individual who has received professional services from a practicing supervising chiropractor who belongs to the same group practice in the past 3 years.

(7) “Inactive status” means the period of time that a registration is on hold.

(8) “Indirect supervision” means supervision by a supervising chiropractor that is provided by a phone call or text to give aid, direction, and instructions when certain activities, as set forth under Regulation .10 of this chapter, are performed by a chiropractic assistant.

(9) “Practice day” means the hours of physical practice with a patient, excluding the office’s designated lunch or exclusive administrative time.

(10) "Supervising chiropractor" means a chiropractor licensed by the Board in chiropractic with the right to practice physical therapy as set forth in Health Occupations Article, §3-301(c), Annotated Code of Maryland, and approved as a supervising chiropractor by the Board.