College of Chiropractic Intern’s Clinic Handbook

1.7 Statement on Technique Policy

It is the policy of the clinic division that only those chiropractic treatment methods that are taught in the core curriculum may be used in the outpatient clinics. While it is recognized that occasionally some other technique may be useful, those methods cannot be used without the permission of the faculty clinician managing the patient. If authorized, this technique must be duly noted in the S.O.A.P. notes. Remember that each faculty clinician is legally and ethically responsible for the students' actions and that all faculty are not versed in all techniques. Some techniques require certification from the State Board to be used in clinic. If the supervising faculty clinician does not have this certification, and the intern is not enrolled in the course, the doctor or intern may not use the technique (ex. Acupuncture). Should a dispute regarding technique arise, the final decision will rest with the faculty clinician managing the patient.