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Monday, April 9, 2012

APPEALS COURT BACKS TMA ON CHIROPRACTIC RESTRICTIONS

Texas chiropractors may not perform needle electromyography (EMG) or manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), the Third Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court decision supports arguments from TMA and others that the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners had exceeded its legal authority in adopting rules that would have allowed chiropractors to perform needle EMGs and MUA. The appeals court, however, sent a portion of the case back to the lower court for additional work. It said chiropractors may“analyze, examine, and evaluate” conditions that are within their statutory scope of practice: “biomechanical conditions of the spine or musculoskeletal system.” Our legal team is still studying the 58-page order in detail.

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