In order to protect the interests of thousands of chiropractors and their patients, it is the position of the World Chiropractic Alliance that proposals regarding chiropractic submitted to any legislative or administrative body in the world, must include the following provisions:
- Scope of practice determined by state law for the correction of vertebral subluxation(s) and/or care for neuromusculoskeletal conditions;
- Recognition of vertebral subluxation as a reason for chiropractic care;
- Exclusion of drugs and surgery;
- Direct access to chiropractic care, without referral by any other provider; and
- Participation in government-sponsored program be open to any willing licensed chiropractor.
It is not the intent of the World Chiropractic Alliance to exclude other services performed by some chiropractors. Therefore, it will not oppose the inclusion of additional provisions once these minimal requirements are met. The World Chiropractic Alliance may be compelled to oppose the passage or implementation of any proposal which does not comply with these five specified provisions.