Scope of Practice
Illinois Chiropractors are licensed under the Medical Practices Act, which also includes Medical Doctors and Osteopaths. Illinois does not define chiropractic by statute except to state that Chiropractors are physicians licensed "to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without the use of operative surgery".
(225 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 111, par. 4400-2)
"Act" means the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
"Chiropractic Physician" means a person licensed to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a chiropractic physician from providing advice regarding the use of non-prescription products or from administering atmospheric oxygen. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorized a chiropractic physician to prescribe drugs.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Physician" means a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act to practice medicine in all of its branches or a chiropractic physician.
The Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association (IPSCA) has accepted the Scope of Practice as put forth by the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC).
"Since human function is neurologically integrated, Doctors of Chiropractic evaluate and faclitate biomechanical and neuro-biological function and integrity through the use of appropriate conservative, diagnostic and chiropractic care procedures.
Therefore, direct access chiropractic care is integral to everyone's health regimen."