The CPS communicates in the College Quarterly that pathologists and radiologists should not accept requisitions from chiropractors.
CPS resolution 81-25 affirmed that radiologists not accept requisitions from chiropractors. CPS RFA #Board C-0912-D to include BC Radiologists and BC Association of Laboratory Physicians.
Canada Diagnostics advises CPS directs that government accredited medical diagnostic facilities may not accept referral from Doctor of Chiropractic.
Letter from CPS, Deputy Registrar to St. Anthony’s Medical Centre Victoria, BC. The College’s current position is that remains opposed to direct referrals of patients to chiropractors or to co-management of patients with chiropractors.
CPS letter to MOH general discussion of chiropractic and new BCMA committee on non traditional medicine. CPS advises it is involved in national and provincial discussion on chiropractic. Reference is made to the College’s submission to the Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs, January 1991 regarding its opposition to chiropractic.
Proposals for Comment on Medical Review Panel Process. BCMA cites CPS position and advises WorkSafeBC the BCMA will not participate in an appeal panel that includes DCs nor accept decisions where the panel member includes a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Submission by Competition Bureau to Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs. Discusses the conduct of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and BCMA.
In 1991 as the “Regulated Health Professions Act”. This act replaced the Drugless Practitioners Act of 1925 in regulating chiropractors. This new statute authorized the use of the title “doctor” and granted the right to diagnose, which only four other professions had: optometry, dentistry, medicine and psychology (podiatry was later added). The College of Chiropractors of Ontario was established giving the profession the right of self-regulation under the same legal parameters as the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
CPS letter to Doctors of Chiropractic stating medical doctors must not associate with Doctors of Chiropractic and not refer patient to Doctors of Chiropractic for treatment or opinion.
CPS policy that medical doctors not associate, refer, approve DC patient care. (note this impacts stakeholders including WorkSafeBC, ICBC medical legal reports among patient care decision making)