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Minnesota Governor Signs Recodification Confirming Chiropractic Scope of Practice

Friday, May 30, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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Minnesota Governor Signs Recodification Confirming Chiropractic Scope of Practice

In a state troubled by the chiropractic scope controversy, a definitive victory has been scored for chiropractic with the recent signing of the recodification confirming Minnesota’s Chiropractic Scope of Practice. 

The scope, which has met with strong opposition at times, was designed to “recodify the existing 
scope of practice, and more specifically defines what chiropractors can perform,” according to 
the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA). 

The chiropractic scope of practice was first enacted in 1919 with substantial changes in 1927 and 
1975. Over the years there have been advances in knowledge, technology, and education 
practices and requirements. Enforcement has kept pace with these changes, however, the 
chiropractic scope has not. Parts of the scope were dated, incomplete and in some cases 
obsolete. The changes would modernize, centralize and strengthen the chiropractic scope of 
practice provisions in law and to add clarity to the current law, resulting in ensured fairness in 
enforcement and a better understanding of professional requirements by the public and the 
chiropractic profession. 

The Minnesota Chiropractic Association applauds Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to sign the 
Scope of Practice. 

“We are pleased that Gov. Dayton has signed the recodified version of the Chiropractic Scope of 
Practice,” said Christian Kollar, DC, MCA President, in a statement. “This will allow Minnesota 
chiropractors to continue to provide the same level of quality care they have in the past and will 
allow patients accessibility and choice when selecting a provider for their health care needs. 
“As the state association for the profession of chiropractic, we take great pride in the stellar 
reputation of Minnesota chiropractors,” Dr. Kollar continued. “Their extensive chiropractic 
training and clinical experience benefit patients throughout the state of Minnesota and stand as 
an exceptional example of effective, safe and accessible quality health care discipline. We 
commend the governor and his staff for their diligent work to keep this standard of quality care 
available to all in the state of Minnesota.” 

Dr. Kollar went on to reassure residents of Minnesota that the governor’s decision will only 
enhance the quality of care in the state. “Residents of Minnesota can be assured that Minnesota 
chiropractors are providing quality health care and are doing so with patient safety in mind,” he 
said. “Doctors of chiropractic have had rigorous training and clinical experience to perform the 
procedures for which they are licensed and take great care to only perform those procedures that 
are within their scope of practice and expertise.” 


Administration says...
Posted Friday, May 30, 2014
Thanks Nikki Borgen, Education & Event Specialist, Minnesota Chiropractic Association, for sharing this Great NEWS!


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