Health Minister Announces Enhanced Diagnostic Tools for Chiropractors

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) is delighted with the recent decision by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, to enhance the diagnostic tools with which chiropractors work. This demonstrates a real commitment to improving community-based care in Ontario and will greatly benefit the public.

As the organization mandated with regulating chiropractic care in Ontario, CCO applauds the government’s effort to enhance the ability of chiropractors to order laboratory tests and diagnostic ultrasound – with the CCO’s support – so that the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care continues to be aligned with the public interest.

The Minister has demonstrated a true commitment to the Patients First Act in addressing regulatory gaps that have prevented chiropractors from ordering necessary tests in the past. By doing so, this will:

  • Lead to more effective integration of services among chiropractors, family physicians, and other practitioners by ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time;
  • Ensure timely access to primary care by reducing visits for which patients are seeking diagnostic services chiropractors are able to perform;
  • Help the Ministry meet its target of providing more consistent and accessible home and community care;
  • Create stronger links between chiropractors and other regulated health professionals who look after Ontarians; and
  • Support CCO’s public interest mandate in ensuring that Ontarians have access to competent and ethical chiropractic care.

CCO looks forward to working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, chiropractors, the public and other stakeholders on this important advancement in the scope of practice for chiropractors.

Legislation and Ethics Examination and Record Keeping Workshop

CCO will be holding the next sitting of the legislation and ethics examination and record keeping workshop on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the CCO Office, 130 Bloor Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1N5.

Please complete the legislation and ethics examination application and submit it to Ms Madeline Cheng, Registration Coordinator to apply for the examination. Please contact Ms Madeline Cheng at mcheng@cco.on.ca or 416-922-6355 ext. 113 for any questions.

Please see the record keeping workshop information sheet and apply using the record keeping workshop application form and submit it to Ms Rose Bustria, Administrative Asistant to apply for the workshop. Please contact Ms Rose Bustria at bustria@cco.on.ca or 416-922-6355 ext. 101 for any questions.