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Special Notice and Instructions to All Registrants

May 11, 2018

From the Office of the Registrar

Re:  Professional Conduct Handbook (PCH): Standards, Limits and Conditions

There have been a number of media articles recently regarding a small number of registered practitioners who have been providing counsel, or promoting that they provide counsel, in the area of vaccination. As a result, we have heard from patients – as well as government – that they are concerned about the potential risk to public safety.

Part 9: Scope of Practice Services

The priority of the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia is the health and safety of the public. 

All registrants are reminded that they can only provide services that are within the Scope of Practice of Chiropractors, as set out under the Health Professions Act (HPA) and the Chiropractic Regulation.

At this time, all registrants must also immediately review their websites and all social media platforms for inappropriate content in relation to the standards below:

a) PCH 9.5 and Appendix “J”- Policy on Vaccination and Immunization
b) PCH 14 Public Relations and Advertising
c) PCH Appendix “N”- Acceptable Evidence

Regardless of when posted or linked, any and all marketing content that is not permitted under the above sections in the PCH should be removed. 

In addition, any communication with patients – whether verbally or through other means – must also fall within the Scope of Practice. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Deputy Registrar at deputyregistrar@chirobc.com.

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