ICA voices opposition to adding dry needling to DCs’ scope of practice

March 01, 2024

It is currently unclear whether dry needling is included in Florida DCs’ legally defined scope of practice as it is not specifically mentioned. The Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) has asserted that a plain reading of Chapter 460 of Florida’s legal code, combined with the fact that dry needling can be done by physical therapists and athletic trainers, indicates dry needling has always been within Florida DCs’ scope of practice. The Florida Chiropractic Physician Association agrees, while the Florida Chiropractic Society remains opposed. Most U.S. states either allow or, like Florida, have no specific language about dry needling in their chiropractic scope of practice laws, according to ChiroNeedle, a dry needling education provider. Dry needling by DCs is currently prohibited in Alabama, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.

The source of this news is from Chiropractic Economics