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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 28, 2019 11:58 AM
From: Senator David G. Argall
To: All Senate members
Subject: Amending the Chiropractic Practice Act (Act 188 of 1986)
In the near future I plan on introducing legislation to amend the Chiropractic Practice Act (Act 188 of 1986) to clarify requirements chiropractors must follow when delegating an activity or duty to unlicensed supportive personnel.

Currently, Section 601 of the Act authorizes chiropractors to delegate to unlicensed supportive personnel, provided the activities or duties don’t require the knowledge or skill of a chiropractor and they are performed under direct on-premises supervision. However, the statute doesn’t define the term “direct on-premises supervision” or establish any standards for what activities or duties may be delegated.

My legislation defines “direct on-premises supervision”, prohibits any delegation unless the supportive personnel is qualified to perform the activity and specifically authorizes delegation of adjunctive procedures.

Introduced as SB592