2500.7000 Definitions

Published: 2015

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2500.7000 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


The terms defined in parts 2500.7000 to 2500.7090 have the meanings given in this part.

Subp. 2.

Animal chiropractor.

"Animal chiropractor" means a doctor of chiropractic who is licensed under Minnesota Statutes, sections 148.01 to 148.108, and who is registered under parts 2500.7010 to 2500.7080 to perform services on animals.

Subp. 3.

Animal rehabilitative therapy.

"Animal rehabilitative therapy" means any therapy applied for the purposes of preparing for or complementing the chiropractic adjustment to animals. These therapies shall include mobilization, light therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, thermotherapy, ice application, hydrotherapy such as whirlpool or water tanks, exercise therapy, meridian therapy that does not result in puncture or interruption of the integument, vibratory therapy, traction that does not require instrumentation or mechanical devices, stretching, trigger point therapy, and massage. Animal rehabilitative therapy does not include the use of forces associated with low voltage stimulation, high voltage stimulation, ultraviolet light, or diathermy.

Subp. 4.


"Board" means the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Subp. 5.


"Owner" means the actual owner of the animal or any person having responsibility for and control of the animal.

Subp. 6.


"Patient" means an animal or nonhuman client treated under parts 2500.7010 to 2500.7090.

Subp. 7.


"Veterinarian" means a doctor of veterinary medicine, who is licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 156, or the veterinary practice act of any other state or jurisdiction.