Chiropractic Scope of Practice
Doctors of Chiropractic are educated by accredited institutions to serve as primary care physicians. As such, ACA asserts the ability of all duly licensed doctors of chiropractic to practice to the full extent of their education. Chiropractic scope of practice should comprehensively reflect contemporary chiropractic education, and be further informed by an evolving evidence base, commonly accepted professional standards of practice, and societal needs. ACA also asserts that doctors of chiropractic should be fully integrated within healthcare systems, and compensated on par with other physicians performing the same or similar services.
Ratified by the ACA House of Delegates: 2019