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Chiropractic Assistant Regulation in Arizona. Craig S. Seitz, D.C. Board Chairman. Chiropractic Assistant Laws & Rules . Arizona Revised Statute defines the term “Chiropractic Assistant.”

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chiropractic assistant regulation in arizona

Chiropractic Assistant Regulation in Arizona

Craig S. Seitz, D.C.

Board Chairman

chiropractic assistant laws rules
Chiropractic Assistant Laws & Rules
  • Arizona Revised Statute defines the term “Chiropractic Assistant.”
  • Arizona Administrative Code establishes the training requirements, registration and scope of practice for the Chiropractic Assistant.
chiropractic assistant regulation
Chiropractic Assistant Regulation
  • Chiropractic Assistants must register with the Board.
  • The C.A. is registered to a specific supervising chiropractor.
  • The supervising chiropractor is responsible for all acts and omissions of a supervised C.A.
c a training courses
C.A. Training Courses
  • A C.A. must take coursework from a Board-approved chiropractor or facility.
  • A C.A. must begin coursework within three months of initial employment and complete coursework within one year.
c a training course providers
C.A. Training Course Providers
  • A Chiropractor or facility wishing to provide a training course must submit an application, a course syllabus, a sample course attendance sheet and a curriculum vitae.
  • A Chiropractor sanctioned by the Board may not instruct C.A. training courses for three years after termination of their Order.
c a education requirements
C.A. Education Requirements
  • Chiropractic Assistants must complete 24 clock hours of coursework.
  • The coursework must include four hours in each of the following:
    • Chiropractic Principles
    • Management of Common Diseases
    • History Taking
    • Record Keeping
    • Professional Standards of Conduct
    • CPR
additional education requirements
Additional Education Requirements
  • Additional training is required if the supervising chiropractor is certified in acupuncture or physiotherapy.
  • If the supervising doctor does not have any specialty certificates, the C.A. cannot assist in those areas.
registration
Registration
  • A C.A. must submit a registration form upon completion of the required coursework.
  • The C.A. must enter the course identification number and the date the course was taken for each subject.
  • The supervising chiropractor must sign the registration form.
registration form
Registration Form
  • This is an example of the current C.A. Registration Form
  • The Board receives between 300 and 600 C.A. registrations per year.
weaknesses in current rule
Weaknesses in Current Rule
  • Board staff cannot ensure that Chiropractic Assistants begin coursework within the required three months.
  • The scope of practice does not clearly define the practice limitations of a chiropractic assistant.
  • The rule does not explicitly restrict a person who has a revoked, suspended or denied chiropractic license from being a chiropractic assistant.
proposed amendments
Proposed Amendments
  • A proposed amendment will require registration of chiropractic assistants with the Board within seven days of hire and require training to begin within one month of hire.
  • Another amendment will define the scope of practice of a chiropractic assistant, specify those duties that a chiropractic assistant shall not perform.
  • Another amendment will restrict a person who has a revoked, suspended or denied license from being a chiropractic assistant.
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