Policies

 

Over the 95 years of the existence of the International Chiropractors Association, the organization’s Board of Directors has felt it necessary to present statements of official policy on issues of concern to the science, practice and administration of chiropractic.   The following position statements represent the official consensus of ICA’s Board of Directors and present the organization’s official public position on a wide variety of issues.

The ICA Policy Statement on the Practice of Chiropractic

The ICA Policy Statement on Chiropractic Diagnosis

The ICA Policy Statement on Spinal Adjustment and Spinal Manipulation

The ICA Policy Statement on Subluxation as an Acceptable Diagnosis

ICA Policy Statement on Referral

ICA Policy Statement on Child Care

ICA Policy Statement on Ethical and Professionally Competent Review of Chiropractic Health Insurance Claims

ICA Policy Statement on Low-Force Adjustive Techniques

ICA Policy on Spinal Sprain and Strain Injuries

ICA Policy Statement on Thermography

ICA Policy Videofluoroscopy

ICA Policy Statement on Unethical Patient Recruitment

ICA Policy Statement on The Use of Anabolic Steroids

ICA Policy Statement on Fluoridation

ICA Policy Statement on Immunization and Vaccination

ICA Policy Statement on The use of X-Ray in Chiropractic

ICA Policy Statement on Open Access to Chiropractic Licensure

The ICA Policy Statement on the Multi-Disciplinary Practice

The ICA Policy Statement on Political Organization Membership and Postgraduate Credentialing

The ICA Policy Statement on Postgraduate Chiropractic Continuing Education: Certification and Diplomate Programs

ICA Policy Statement on “Manipulation” Under Anesthesia

ICA Policy Statement on Animal Adjusting

The ICA Policy Statement on the Right to Practice Chiropractic

The ICA Policy Statement on Professional Impairment Through Substance Abuse

The ICA Policy Statement on Questionable Qualifier Terms

The ICA Policy Statement on Surface Electrode Paraspinal Electromyography (EMG)

The ICA Policy Statement on Pre-Chiropractic College Undergraduate Degree Requirements



The International Chiropractors Association is the oldest continuously active international chiropractic organization in the world.  Established in 1926 by Dr. B.J. Palmer (son of Dr. D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic) the ICA represents thousands of practitioners, educators, students and lay persons dedicated to the chiropractic profession.  The ICA has traditionally been and continues to be recognized as representing the moderate voice of the chiropractic profession.  The ICA represents and promotes the interests of chiropractic, chiropractors and the patients they serve through advocacy, research, communication, and education. 
 
Throughout its long history, the International Chiropractors Association has sought to educate and inform the public, other health care professions and health policy makers on the principles and definitions of chiropractic in order to foster a broader understanding and acceptance of the profession. The ICA has also established standards of ethical, technical and professional excellence as guideposts for the Doctor of Chiropractic.  For further information or a copy of the ICA Policy Handbook & Code of Ethics including a description of the Practice of Chiropractic, contact the International Chiropractors Association.
 

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