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Laurie Jean & Lana Dale Memorial Moratorium
April 30, 2004 - Across Canada press conferences were held by the families and their supporters to demand an immediate stop for all chiropractic high neck manipulations. The chiropractic regulators across Canada have failed to voluntarily halt this useless and dangerous procedure. There have been two inquests that found that the chiropractors were at fault. There have been numerous lawsuits over the years, and yet the procedures continue with the blessings of chiropractic associations and regulators. Governments that cover chiropractic still pay for this procedure. The families are supported by pediatricians, neurologists, and other experts who have seen the chiropractic regulators dance around any thought of meaningful self-regulation.
Press release - April 30, 2004
Go to Chiropractic Neck Manipulation Page on ChiroWatch for more
Canadians visit chiropractors about thirty million times a year, and surveys show that patients are generally satisfied with them. But Paul Benedetti and Wayne MacPhail have another opinion. Their hard-hitting CANOE.CA web site called Spin Doctors I & II were instrumental in educating the public about the excesses of some chiropractors. This book took years to write, and it is a must read for anyone who plans to go for chiropractic treatment, or who pays for insurance that covers it.
and reports on Chiropractic
CHIROPRACTIC SCOPE OF PRACTICE This link is now dead, and we are trying to locate it on the B.C. server. Until then, here's a short blurb.British Columbia Preliminary Report - August 1998
- In this report the Health Professions Council examines how the existing
scope of practice of chiropractic should be legislatively defined in order
to reflect fairly and accurately the current state of practice and the
public interest in the practice of chiropractic.
chiropractic licensing links - Clinical Practice Guidelines - In 1993,
the chiropractic profession developed nationwide clinical practice guidelines.
These clinical guidelines are designed to assist clinicians by providing
an analytical framework for the evaluation and treatment of common clinical
problems that are encountered. The document is advisory in nature and provides
part of an ongoing effort by the Canadian Chiropractic Association and
the chiropractic profession in Canada to improve guidelines for practice.
(Unfortunately, the CCA doesn't have the practice
guidelines on their site. I wonder why?)
"While we recognize there is a role for chiropractors,
some of the submissions they made to us suggested they could treat a wide
range of illnesses including measles and leprosy. We reject this.
In making the recommendation that they be permitted to treat their patients
in institutions, we specifically charge the B.C. College of Chiropractors
with the responsibility to make certain that inappropriate treatment does
not occur, and suggest that the Ministry of Health keep a wary eye on
the use of chiropractors in such circumstances.
Chiropractic College of Ontario Practice Guidelines
Guidelines provide advice or recommendations. Intended to "guide" members of the profession,
guidelines are not reflected in legislation.
Guidelines are flexible and user-friendly for practitioners. They are easy to implement and
change because they only require approval by CCO's Council.
Manga Report - 1998 - Ontario Chiropractic
Association - download the .pdf file - (There
is not one word in this 70 page report about pediatric chiropractic. The
Report should be repeated, and attention should be paid to recent studies
that differ signifantly with those reviewed by Manga.)
British Columbia Chiropractic Association submission to the Health Professions
Council Scope of Practice Review Respecting Core Competency
(Not one word was mentioned on the promotion of pediatric chiropractic,
nutritional scams, the cult of anti-immunizers among them.)
Chiropractic Regulations - U.S.
Chiropractic Regulations - Canada
Alberta Chiropractic Professions Act -- There is no mention of immunizations, pediatrics, obstetrics, multi-level marketing, vitamins, bowel dysfunction, or laboratory tests. But, chiropractors can not practice naturopathy in Alberta. What a relief. The word ethical appears in the Act.
- Alberta Chiropractic Professional Regulation
- Alberta - College of Chiropractors -- they don't have any regulations or code of ethics posted on their site, but you can reach them by e-mail at: Alberta College of Chiropractors and ask them why they don't.
- British Columbia Act
- British Columbia Legislative Review
- Nova Scotia
- Chiropractic College of Ontario - Standards of practice
- Chiropractic Act - R.S.Q., chapterÊC-16
- Regulation respecting the professional inspection committee - R.S.Q., c. C-26, s. 90
- Regulation respecting advertising by chiropractors
Codes of Ethics
- American Chiropractic Association --
- Doctors of chiropractic should utilize only those laboratory and X-ray
procedures, and such devices or nutritional products that are in the best interest of
the patient and not in conflict with state statute or administrative rulings.
- Doctors of chiropractic may advertise but should exercise utmost care that such
advertising is relevant to health awareness, is accurate, truthful, not misleading or
false or deceptive, and scrupulously accurate in representing the chiropractor's
professional status and area of special competence. Communications to the public
should not appeal primarily to an individual's anxiety or create unjustified
expectations of results.
- International Chiropractic Association of California
- Chiropractic College of Ontario
- Quebec - Code of ethics of chiropractors, R.Q. C-16,r.2
- Michigan Chiropractic Society"Illegal, unethical, or incompetent conduct shall be in violation of this Code of Ethics." --- Does that mean that a chiropractor who advises a patient to not get treatment for their cancer, and who gives them a Hulda Clark Zapper is breaking the law?
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