The College of Chiropractors of BC (CCBC) quality assurance framework includes the requirement for every Full or Limited registrant to undergo a Practice Self Review (PSR) every five years or at the request of the College Board or Registrar. The PSR process is overseen by the Quality Assurance Committee (QAC).
The PSR process is conducted with a checklist inspection form and requires registrants to closely examine their practice to ensure they are meeting the standards set out by the College. During this process, the registrant submits examples of their patient files with identifying information removed. The CCBC will check for things such as:
- Accurate and complete patient history
- Physical exam
- Neurological/orthopedic tests
- Treatment plan
- Informed consent form
A complete review of the standards is outlined in the Health Professions Act, the CCBC Bylaws (section 72, 73, 74) and the CCBC’s Professional Conduct Handbook (part 2 and Appendix C). The forms must be properly completed and returned to the CCBC office within 30 days of receipt.
Upon receipt by the Quality Assurance Committee, the Practice Self-Review will be assessed by the Deputy Registrar and becomes part of the registrant’s permanent CCBC record. The QAC has the ability to mandate courses or request the resubmission of the PSR by an individual Chiropractic Doctor in six (6) months if the QAC finds areas that require improvement.
The PSR process is the primary, supportive tool through which the CCBC and each registrant together ensure that chiropractic in BC meets the standards expected and required of the profession.