It has come to the PCA’s attention that some PA Chiropractors are making statements through social media or otherwise, regarding COVID-19.
All PA-licensed DCs are reminded that the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Practice Act (Act 188 of 1986) makes it UNLAWFUL for a PA Doctor of Chiropractic to make a representation that chiropractic treatment will cure an infectious or communicable disease.
Moreover, Act 188 prohibits a licensed PA Chiropractor from making misleading, deceptive, untrue or fraudulent representations in the practice of chiropractic. Violations of these provisions are taken seriously and can lead to criminal prosecution, fines, imprisonment and licensure suspension/revocation.
The PCA hopes and expects all Chiropractors to conduct themselves in a manner that respects the profession and complies with Act 188 and other laws and regulations.
The PCA does not render opinions regarding statements and marketing practices, so be mindful of and RESPECT our laws.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should promptly contact your attorney for a legal opinion.