The COVID-19 pandemic is an ever changing situation. It is difficult to disseminate the most up-to-date information in a timely manner. With the concerns about coronavirus, we want to reassure you that the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (MBCE) is remaining focused on our mission of public health and protection during these unprecedented times.
The MBCE encourages all chiropractors to stay up-to-date with recommendations and protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments in regard to COVID-19.
Minnesota Chiropractic Association COVID-19 Information
CDC COVID-19 Information
WHO COVID-19 Information
Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights tele-medicine link
Governor Tim Walz Executive Order 20-04
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information
COVID-19 Communication to Patients
Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB)- Statement
March 23, 2020: All licensees are advised that anyone making claims that adjustments can provide immunity to the flu or coronavirus is likely in violation of statute and rule relating to both scope of practice and advertising claims.
Given there are no specific guidelines from the national and international agencies at this time for chiropractic offices, we recommend that you use discretion and consider the cautions for everyone to stay home as much as possible. We recommend that you use heightened screening protocols with patients regarding travel / exposure / illness and those with increased risk / vulnerability, before accepting them into your clinic.
You can assume the care of acute musculoskeletal cases, thus relieving the burden on medical and emergency facilities allowing them to focus on medical and virus-related patients. However, in light of the pandemic and the Governor’s order for social distancing, you should treat only acute cases.
Close your waiting room and have patients wait in their car until you're ready to see them. Use discretion and best practices regarding safety for your staff and patients.
Watch the news and governing agencies such as the CDC and Governor for updates and changes to the guidelines and directive.