Policies / Statements

Policies / Statements

The ACA are committed to ensuring all members are following quality care standards relating to healthcare and chiropractic, as well as pursing further chiropractic research and supporting university chiropractic programs, all to enhance the quality of care for patients.

The ACA Policy Committee meets to confirm, amend and/or expand the policies to accurately reflect the members’ views and attitudes.

Quality Care Statement
ACA Statement on Quality Care endorsed November 2016 will guide practitioner behaviour when caring for infants and children (including immunisation), advertising and when visiting health facilities.

Patient Care, Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education
ACA Statement on Patient Care, Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education endorsed June 2018.

Read the Position Statement on Patient Care, Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education

ACA Policy on Education of Chiropractors
The ACA Policy on Education of Chiropractors states the ACA’s position on competency standards in chiropractic education, including on educational institutions and continuing professional development.

Read the ACA Policy on Education of Chiropractors

ACA Policy on Research
The ACA Policy on Research establishes the ACA’s commitment to furthering research initiatives and funding specific projects to enhance the research base.

Read the ACA Policy on Research

Funding of Research
The ACA is the largest continuous funder of research and academic capacity building in Australia. Current projects include four PhDs, the CARL fellowship program and BACE-Australia. Past programs included the ACORN Practice-based network and Masters of Research scholarships.

Research Summary and Strategic Research Opportunities
A summary of current literature and research evidence relating to the practice of chiropractic to help identify opportunities for future chiropractic research.

Read the ACA Research Summary and Strategic Research Opportunities (RSSRO) Review

Prescribing Rights for Chiropractors
The ACA Board reaffirms its support of the World Federation of Chiropractic policy statement concerning the prescription of drugs by chiropractors (August 2010).