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Professional Conduct Handbook 2020-04-22T15:19:04-07:00

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 April 15, 2020, the Board of the CCBC approved changes to the Professional Conduct Handbook, effective immediately:

Amendment of Appendix P – Telehealth

Telehealth services may include:

c. recommending supports and devices that are available “over the counter” and that are adjunctive to, and directly related to, the Scope of Practice (PCH 9.1)

Sections 1 and 4 of Standards for telehealth practice

 The following standards apply to chiropractors providing telehealth services in BC:

1. A chiropractor providing telehealth services must be physically located in BC and may only provide telehealth services to a patient who is in BC at the time of the services are provided.  Telehealth services are not permitted for persons who are outside of BC at that time.

4. If providing telehealth services to a new patient, a chiropractor must
(a) obtain an adequate initial history,
(b) use video communications to conduct any assessment and examination procedures requiring observation, noting the form of video communication used in the patient’s clinical record, and
(c) as soon as possible following the initial consultation, provide the patient with a written report of findings, including a plan of management and noting any limitation in reaching a diagnosis due to constraints on assessment using telehealth.

Amendment of Part 9.3 of the Professional Conduct Handbook

A chiropractor may only recommend nutritional supplements, consisting of vitamins, minerals and natural products licensed by Health Canada, as an adjunct to the treatment of nervous system, muscular and skeletal diseases, disorders and conditions through manipulation and adjustment of the spine and other joints of the body.¹

¹Adjunctive to Scope of Practice. Must be direct correlation to Scope of Practice 9.1.

Questions?

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