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Oregon Chiropractic Scope of Practice

In Oregon, the practice of chiropractic (scope) is defined in the Oregon Revised Statute ORS 684.010(2); it states, 

Chiropractic is defined as:
     That system of adjusting with the hands the articulations of the bony framework of the human body, and the employment and practice of physiotherapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and minor surgery.
     The chiropractic diagnosis, treatment and prevention of body dysfunction; correction, maintenance of the structural and functional integrity of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects thereof or interferences therewith by the utilization of all recognized and accepted chiropractic diagnostic procedures and the employment of all rational therapeutic measures as taught in approved chiropractic colleges.

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