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  331.020.  Construing terms of this chapter — definitions. — 1.  Whenever in this chapter occurs the word "board", or "the board", such words shall be construed to mean the state board of chiropractic examiners.

  2.  For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Animal chiropractic", the examination and treatment of an animal through vertebral subluxation complex or spinal, joint, or musculoskeletal manipulation by an animal chiropractic practitioner.  The term "animal chiropractic" shall not be construed to require supervision by a licensed veterinarian to practice or to allow the diagnosing of an animal; the performing of surgery; the dispensing, prescribing, or administering of medications, drugs, or biologics; or the performance of any other type of veterinary medicine when performed by an individual licensed by the state board of chiropractic examiners;

  (2)  "Animal chiropractic practitioner":

  (a)  A licensed veterinarian; or

  (b)  An individual who is licensed by the state board of chiropractic examiners to engage in the practice of chiropractic, as defined in section 331.010; who is certified by the AVCA or IVCA, as defined in section 340.200, or other equivalent certifying body; who has graduated from a certification course in animal chiropractic with not less than two hundred ten hours of instruction; and whose practice of animal chiropractic shall be regulated by the state board of chiropractic examiners.


(RSMo 1939 § 10061, A.L. 2023 S.B. 157)

Prior revision: 1929 § 13556

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