1. The Board shall adopt regulations establishing the qualifications a chiropractor
must obtain before he or she is authorized to perform dry needling. The qualifications adopted by regulation pursuant to this section must include,
without limitation, the successful completion of didactic education and training in
2. As used in this section, “dry needling”:
(a) Means an advanced needling skill or technique limited to the treatment of myofascial
pain, using a single-use, single-insertion, sterile needle, without the use of heat,
cold or any other added modality or medication, which is inserted into the skin or
underlying tissue to stimulate a trigger point.
(b) Does not include:
(1) The stimulation of an auricular point;
(2) Utilization of a distal point or nonlocal point;
(3) Needle retention;
(4) Application of a retained electrical stimulation lead; or
(5) The teaching or application of other acupuncture theory.
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