Chiropractic Laws and Rules
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Rules of the Chiropractic Board pertaining to Chiropractic Assistants, Unprofessional Conduct, Continuing Education, Licensure, and much more.
Chiropractic Insurance Equality Law: See A.17 and B.
ACS Endorses ICA Best Practices & Practice Guidelines
In 2008, after repeated polling of its membership, ACS endorsed the ICA Best Practices for the State of Arizona chiropractic profession. Here are the links to the full documents:
Section I: Preliminaries
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Legal Definitions, Authorities, Ethics, Responsibilities
Chapter 3: Choice of Chiropractic Technique: The Doctor’s Right to Choose Under State Laws
Chapter 4: Risk Benefit Ratio for Chiropractic Care
Chapter 5: Costs of Chiropractic Care
Chapter 6: Routine Plain Film Radiography is Standard of Practice
Section II: ICA Best Practices
Chapter 7: Outcome Measures: reliability & Validity
Chapter 8: Methods: The Search for, Levels of, Ratings of, and Grading of Evidence
Chapter 9: Modalities: Ancillary & Preparatory to the Adjustment
Chapter 10: Best Practices: Organizing the Chiropractic Clinical Evidence
Section III: ICA’s Practice Guidelines
Chapter 11: Practice Guidelines: Frequency & Duration Recommendations
Chapter 12: Dissemination, Implementation, and Periodic Review
Appendix 1: Glossary of Common Chiropractic Terms & Abbreviations
Appendix II: References for Tables 1-6 in Chapter 10
The x-ray portion of the ICA Best Practices merited a section of its own, also endorsed by ACS:
PCCRP - Practicing Chiropractors' Committee on Radiology Protocols
PCCRP is the acronym for Practicing Chiropractors’ Committee for Radiology Protocols.
Acupuncture Issues in Chiropractic
American Chiropractic Association Healthy Living October 2008 on Acupuncture: This is directly from the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. It lists a number of conditions for which acupuncture may be used including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, asthma, dental pain and labor pain. No references to the literature are provided.