B.C. chiropractors must remove unsupported claims from their websites or face discipline
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All chiropractors in the province have until Nov. 1 to remove all scientifically unsupported claims from their websites, social media sites and printed advertising, or face potential discipline, according to a report from CBC News.
The CCBC recently sent out a notice to its members outlining the following:
The prevention and treatment of infectious disease is not within the scope of chiropractic practice. Accordingly, British Columbia chiropractors must not provide any professional advice or counseling to patients in relation to vaccination issues. Patients with vaccination questions should be advised to contact their local public health officials.
Because of the adoption of this policy, registrants may not:
a) Counsel patients with respect to immunization and vaccination
b) Conduct seminars as a chiropractor about immunization and vaccination
c) Supply immunization information (electronic, paper or verbal) in your clinic or in
any other venue where you are acting as a chiropractor
d) Provide immunization information on your public website
In addition, the notice outlines that registrants must not represent to patients or the public that chiropractic can be used to treat diseases, disorders or conditions such as: Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and diabetes among others.
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