TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
333 Guadalupe, Tower III, Suite 825
Austin, Texas 78701
November 11, 2003
Charles L. Blum, D.C.
1752 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, California 90405
Re: Is it within the scope of a licensed doctor of chiropractic in the state of Texas to perform “Craniopathy” or “cranial manipulative therapy”?
Dear Dr. Blum,
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners formally met on November 6, 2003, and as part of its duly posted agenda, considered your inquiry dated September 1, 2003 as to whether or not it is within the scope of a licensed doctor of chiropractic in the state of Texas to perform craniopathy and/or cranial manipulative therapy?
The Board ratified the recommendation of the Technical Standard Committee that the following statement be issued.
As long as a licensee practices within the established scope of practice as delineated in the Texas Occupations Code section 201.002 (b-c) then a person is considered to be practicing chiropractic. The Texas Occupations Code section 201.002, Sec. (b) states “A person practices chiropractic under this chapter if the person: (I) uses objective means to analyze, examine, or evaluate the biomechanical condition of the spine and musculoskeletal system of the human body; (2) performs nonsurgical, nonincisive procedures, including but not limited to adjustment and manipulation, in