The IFCO salutes IFCO member, Danny Knowles, for an amazing demonstration of selfless determination to change the status quo in chiropractic in Colorado. Knowles led a charge at a recent board meeting to better define what chiropractic is and what chiropractors do in his state. On September 11, 2015, the following motions were passed by the Colorado Chiropractic Association as official positions largely as a result of his efforts. Thank you Dr. Knowles for standing up for chiropractic.
Whereas addressing subluxations and spinal adjustments are central to The Colorado chiropractic practice act. The Colorado Chiropractic Association considers it standard practice and an acceptable standard of care for practitioners to choose to deliver care solely for the location analysis and correction of spinal subluxations in child and adult patients, regardless of whether symptoms are present. Subluxations are in and of themselves a detriment to one’s health.
Whereas The Colorado Chiropractic Association is concerned with practitioners delivering quality chiropractic care, the CCA considers it standard practice and within the acceptable standard of care, as noted in recognized clinical practice guidelines, to take x-rays for the location and analysis of spinal subluxations when clinically indicated. Clinical indications include evidence of subluxation demonstrated by chiropractic examination and are not limited to patients presenting with symptoms or a history of trauma.
Whereas the Colorado chiropractic Association considers patient safety a priority,
The Colorado Chiropractic Association considers it an acceptable and standard practice for chiropractic practitioners to deliver chiropractic care solely for the location analysis and correction of spinal subluxation and for practitioners to choose to focus their scope of practice to that practice objective when an informed consent is obtained from the healthcare consumer.
Whereas the Colorado Chiropractic Association supports free-market competition in the healthcare marketplace, the Colorado Chiropractic Association supports chiropractic practitioners and their patient’s right to lawfully contract privately for professional services, and is opposed to regulatory agencies interfering with the ability of chiropractors to enter into lawful contracts for the provision of professional services.
Whereas multiple health care professions including dentistry and medicine utilize open office design concepts. The Colorado Chiropractic Association considers it standard practice and within the acceptable standard of care to deliver chiropractic care in an open adjusting room setting as long as provisions are made to respect requests for patient privacy and the chiropractor complies with HIPAA privacy regulations.