Amendments to the PCH – Standards for Telehealth
The College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC) recognizes that during the COVID-19 outbreak, registrants may wish to provide remote services (telehealth) as an option for their patients. In an effort to ensure that this method of care is provided in a safe and effective manner, the Board approved amendments to the Professional Conduct Handbook (PCH) Part 3 Provision of Care and Privacy and the addition of Appendix “P” Telehealth.
The Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association reviewed these amendments and confirmed that it is able to provide liability protection to its members who operate within these parameters for telehealth in conjunction with current CCBC standards of practice. Registrants with liability protection or insurance elsewhere must contact their provider to confirm coverage is in place.
Why did the CCBC approve these amendments?
The CCBC’s mandate is to regulate the profession in the public interest. As registrants consider telehealth options, it is important that the standard of care is maintained. In these extraordinary times, innovative options are needed to support the public with service continuity.
All registrants are encouraged to assess the risks, benefits and applicability of telehealth for their patients.
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