The foregoing are to be regarded as minimum clinical practice guidelines and not as a comprehensive legal analysis of the law of privacy nor as a substitute for the opinion of an attorney licensed in the state in which the chiropractor conducts his or her practice.
Sub-recommendation – Added
Open/Community Adjusting Areas
It is acceptable for chiropractic care to be provided in a setting where more than one patient receives care in the same room. In such a case, the patients involved must consent to this arrangement. The chiropractor should have procedures where a patient who wishes to be examined or adjusted privately may do so.
Sub-Recommendation - Added
A chiropractor must obtain written consent before disseminating any testimonial or case report where a specific patient may be identified. In all cases, use of testimonials must be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
_________________________________________________________ Council on Chiropractic Practice Clinical Practice Guideline Number 1 Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice – 2003 Update & Revision