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Professional Conduct Handbook 2020-02-12T14:41:22-08:00

Professional Conduct Handbook

The College of Chiropractors of BC publishes a Professional Conduct Handbook (PCH) applicable to all registrants of the College. Registrants are responsible to be familiar with the content in the handbook. The public will also find information regarding commonly asked questions. The PCH is revised periodically by the College as required.

Recent amendments

On February 5, 2020, the Board of the CCBC approved changes to the Professional Conduct Handbook. Registrants should immediately review these changes and the Terms for Implementation, and make any necessary adjustments to their practice.

Learn more about these amendments from the following link:
Q&A: Amendments to PCH Part 5 Billing Arrangements.

Fee Arrangements – Amendments of Part 5 – Effective February 13, 2020

5.1  A chiropractor must not enter into an arrangement with a patient for the billing
or payment of fees for professional services that covers more than one patient visit.

5.2  Provided fees for professional services are only charged for one patient visit
at a time, nothing in section 5.1 prevents a chiropractor from

(a)  advertising fees for professional services, or
(b)  discounting fees for professional services, either for promotional reasons or
based on the patient’s ability to pay.

5.3  Despite section 5.1, a chiropractor may enter into an arrangement with a
third-party payer (such as ICBC, WorkSafeBC, an insurer, or the patient’s
employer or lawyer) for the billing or payment of fees for professional services
that covers more than one patient visit.

5.4  Subject to section 5.5, a chiropractor must not accept payment for
professional services not yet rendered to a patient.

5.5 A chiropractor may accept payment at the beginning of a patient visit for
professional services to be rendered at that patient visit.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Deputy Registrar.