As Adopted by the House
131st General Assembly
Regular Session H. R. No. 209
Cosponsors: Representatives Antonio, Bishoff, Buchy, Slesnick, Schaffer, Smith, R., Young
A R E S O L U T I O N
Designating Ohio Chiropractic Awareness Month, October 2015.
WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio, for the reasons herein after set forth, wish to designate October 2015 as Ohio Chiropractic Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, Chiropractic is a healthcare practice based on the musculoskeletal system and its disorders, which affect the general wellness of the body. Doctors of chiropractic practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that can include the manipulation of the spine and joints to reduce pain, restore mobility, and maintain health; and
WHEREAS, Since Dr. Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment on a patient in 1895, chiropractic has promoted musculoskeletal health, overall wellness, and disease prevention through good nutrition, regular exercise, and restful sleep. Doctors of chiropractic, through regular interactions with patients and their communities, and in collaboration with other healthcare providers, are instrumental in teaching people about the conservative-care-first approach to health; and
WHEREAS, Increased public awareness of chiropractic is important to conservative healthcare treatment and to containing increasing healthcare costs, and Ohio Chiropractic Awareness Month will be instrumental is this worthy mission; therefore be it
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To authorize chiropractors to engage in certain activities involving nutrition-related items and therapies, nonprescription drugs, and medical goods and devices.
Representative Schuring Cosponsors: Representatives Dever, Sprague, Schaffer, Hackett, Duffey, Perales, Johnson, T., Stinziano, Antani, DeVitis, Blessing, Smith, K.
- Allows a chiropractor to administer, sell, distribute, recommend, or provide advice regarding any of the following to restore or maintain the health of the chiropractor's patients:
- vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, glandular extracts, botanical substances, herbal therapies, homeopathic remedies, drugs that are available without a prescription, or durable and nondurable medical goods and devices.
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PHYSICAL THERAPISTS SCOPE OF PRACTICE
- Includes in the practice of physical therapy the evaluation of a person to determine (1) a diagnosis to treat physical impairments, functional limitations, and physical disabilities, (2) a prognosis, and (3) a plan of therapeutic intervention.
- Eliminates a provision specifying that the practice of physical therapy does not include the medical diagnosis of a patient's disability.
- Permits a physical therapist to order certain tests, but requires that the tests be performed and interpreted by other licensed health care professionals.
- Eliminates a requirement that specified activities, including the administration of prescribed topical drugs and physiotherapy, may be performed only by a physical therapist who is adequately trained.
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