Actions Taken by the Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners at Its October 20 Meeting
Macon, Ga.—The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners met on Thursday, October 20, 2011.
The board voted to post the following rules:
- Rule 100-4-.01 Advertising – The purpose of the rule change is to remove the list of diplomate status/certifications from the Advertising rule as they are listed in a different rule.
- Rule 100-4-.02 Diplomate Status/Certifications – The main features of this rule change adds the organization Certified International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to the list from which licensees may attain diplomate status and/or certification.
- Rule 100-5-.02 Approval of Educational Programs - This rule has been amended to allow continuing education credit for courses taken on the topic of insurance coding.
- Rule 100-7-.04 Standards of Practices - This rule change removes information on financial contracts which is being moved to its own rule.
- Rule 100-7-.08 Contractual Pre-Payments for Services - This new rule removes information on financial contracts from rule 100-7-.04 Standards of Practice and places it in a new rule.
The board also advised the following concerning animal chiropractic:
The use of the term “chiropractic” is a privileged term under Georgia law and pursuant to O.C.G.A. §43-9-01(2) can only pertain to adjustment of the “human body.” Georgia law does not prohibit the use of the terms “animal manipulation,” “animal adjustment,” “animal joint mobilization,” or “animal subluxation based care.” Georgia licensed chiropractors may provide animal care as long as the care is not being provided in his/her capacity or under his/her license as a chiropractor, doctor of chiropractic or D.C. but as a veterinary assistant and in compliance with O.C.G.A. §43-50-44.
The Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners will hold its next meeting Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Professional Licensing Boards Division office in Macon.