To: College of Chiropractors of British Columbia at

Re: Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to Use of X-Rays by Chiropractors

I am writing in response to the proposed changes to the BC chiropractic professional handbook, applicable to repeat spinal radiography, including X-rays.

I urge the college to reconsider the proposed amendments because I believe that they will compromise the quality of care I receive from my chiropractor.  Removing this important piece of diagnostic information will diminish my chiropractor’s ability to accurately diagnose and effectively treat my condition(s).  Furthermore, it will adversely impact treatment I receive from my massage therapist, my physical therapist, and my trainer, each of whom have access to my X-ray results.

As an informed patient, I am fully aware of the risks of all procedures I choose in pursuit of my best health.  I consistently weigh the risks against the expected outcomes, which is consistent with the Doctrine of Informed Consent in Canada.

I understand that the College of Chiropractors of BC exists to protect the public.  However, the proposed amendments, if implemented, will put the public at greater risk for missed and/or inaccurate diagnosis.