Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 9 - TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
Chapter 183 - ACUPUNCTURE
Section 183.7 - Scope of Practice

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 183.7

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) An acupuncturist may perform acupuncture on a person who has been evaluated by a physician or dentist, as appropriate, for the condition being treated within twelve months before the date acupuncture was performed.

(b) The holder of a license may perform acupuncture on a person who was referred by a doctor licensed to practice chiropractic by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners if the licensee commences the treatment within 30 days of the date of the referral. The licensee shall refer the person to a physician after performing acupuncture 20 times or for two months, whichever occurs first, if no substantial improvement occurs in the person's condition for which the referral was made.

(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, an acupuncturist holding a current and valid license may without an evaluation or a referral from a physician, dentist, or chiropractor perform acupuncture on a person for smoking addiction, weight loss, alcoholism, chronic pain, or substance abuse.

(d) A licensed acupuncturist must recommend an evaluation by a licensed Texas physician or dentist, if after performing acupuncture 20 times or for two months, whichever occurs first, there is no substantial improvement of the patient's chronic pain.

(e) A licensed acupuncturist shall recommend an evaluation by a licensed Texas physician or dentist, as appropriate, if after performing acupuncture 20 times or for two months, whichever occurs first, there is no substantial improvement of the patient's alcoholism or substance abuse.

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