Bill Text: TX SB293 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the practice of chiropractic.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-03 - Referred to Business & Commerce [SB293 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB293-Introduced.html
  87R2554 KKR-F
 
  By: Perry S.B. No. 293
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the practice of chiropractic.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 201.002(a), Occupations Code, is amended
  by adding Subdivision (3-a) to read as follows:
               (3-a)  "Neuromusculoskeletal system" means the
  musculoskeletal and nervous systems in relation to disorders that
  manifest in both systems, including disorders of a biomechanical or
  functional nature.
         SECTION 2.  Section 201.002(b), Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  A person practices chiropractic under this chapter if
  the person:
               (1)  uses objective or subjective means to diagnose,
  analyze, examine, or evaluate the biomechanical condition of the
  spine and neuromusculoskeletal [musculoskeletal] system of the
  human body;
               (2)  performs nonsurgical, nonincisive procedures,
  including adjustment and manipulation, to improve the subluxation
  complex or the biomechanics of the neuromusculoskeletal
  [musculoskeletal] system;
               (3)  represents to the public that the person is a
  chiropractor; or
               (4)  uses the term "chiropractor," "chiropractic,"
  "doctor of chiropractic," "D.C.," or any derivative of those terms
  or initials in connection with the person's name.
         SECTION 3.  Section 201.003, Occupations Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  This chapter does not permit the unauthorized
  practice of medicine.
         SECTION 4.  The amendments made by this Act are a
  clarification of existing law in light of ongoing litigation over
  whether any part of the nervous system is within the scope of
  chiropractic and do not imply that existing law may be construed as
  inconsistent with the law as amended by this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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