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Scope of Practice

The WSMA is opposed to the definition (or "like" definitions) of "chiropractic practice" as a practice providing point of entry into the health system for the treatment and referral of patients. The WSMA is opposed to all expansion of chiropractic scope, including non-spinal procedures and particularly manipulation of extremities complementary to or preparatory to a chiropractic spinal adjustment. (EC 2/90; Res 17, A-89; Res 43, B-88) (Reaffirmed A-17) (Reaffirmed A-20)

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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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