Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Authorized Acts

Authorized Acts

There are a number of acts that are considered authorized acts and outside the scope of practice of COMPO members.

Osteopathic manual practitioners are prohibited by law to provide any of these acts, unless they are a dual registrant with a license in another health profession that permits them to provide the acts listed below:

• Communicating a medical diagnosis identifying, as... the cause of a person's symptoms (COMPO members may provide a manual osteopathic diagnosis, but not a medical diagnosis),
• Moving the joints beyond a person's usual physiological range of motion using a high velocity, low amplitude thrust (called manipulation or grade V mobilization),
• Putting a finger beyond the anal verge for the purpose of manipulating or mobilizing the tailbone (coccyx),
• Injection of any kind and breaking the skin, & surgery of any type,
• Prescribing any type of medication,
• Taking x-rays and offering radiological services,
• Casting and or bracing bone fractures,
• Setting dislocated joints.

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