Chiropractic Laws and Rules

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Chiropractic Scope of Practice Law

Grounds for Disciplinary Action


Unprofessional Conduct Definitions

All Chiropractic Licensing and Related Statutes

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:

ICA Best Practices & Practice Guidelines Homepage

ICA Best Practices & Practice Guidelines Table of Contents

Section I: Preliminaries

Preface: Background

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

ICA Position Paper on CCGPP, 2006

CCGPP Homepage

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.