Chiropractic care is highly regulated in Australia and the Australian Chiropractic Association (ACA) provides practical and ethics-based support for practitioners to provide care within this regulation. The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) National supports the Definition of Chiropractic as described by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) in 2001 - A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, management and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. (Primary Reference - WFC Dictionary Definition World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001).
ACA National endorses the Chiropractic Board of Australia Code of Conduct to support chiropractors to deliver safe and effective health services within an ethical framework.
All health practitioners have a duty to make the care of patients their first concern and to practise safely and effectively. Maintaining a high level of professional competence and conduct is essential for providing good care.
For more detailed information please see the ACA website.