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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA June 2012
52 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 2 June 2012 Table 1 Key: C = Congruent, P = Partially congruent, N = Not congruent, O = Opposing Congruency with state and national territory Codes of Conduct National Code of Conduct ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Section 2 Assessment requirements including patient history, physical exam, justifable clinical diagnosis, and a reasonable management plan. N N P C C P C Section 2 Practicing in an evidence informed context N N N N N N N Section 2 Obligation to help in an emergency after weighing up practitioner safety and the implication to other patients P N N N N N N Section 3 Onus of the patient to be cooperative, communicate sincerely, etc N N N N N N N Section 3 Privacy and patient confdentiality C C C C C C C Section 3 Documented and informed consent P P P P P P P Section 3 Prepaid fnancial agreements requirements including a documented explanation, "cooling off period," payment options, and a refund policy P N O C C O C Section 3 Respect of cultural attitudes and beliefs N C C C C C C Section 3 Procedure for adverse event including recognition, attempted resolution, an honest explanation to the patient, report to both insurance company and chiropractic board, while also ensuring the patient can fnd out how to make a complaint. N N N N N N N Section 3 Complaints procedure involving attempted resolution, an honest explanation and apology, ensuring maintenance of patients care, and complying with policy. N N C P N C N Section 3 Ending professional relationships with an appropriate referral and clinical records if requested. N N N C N N C Section 5 Acknowledging and respecting the contribution of all practitioners involved in the care of the patient. P P P C C P C Section 7 Procedure regarding an unprofessional colleague involving steps to protect the patient and reporting if substantial. P C C P P C P Section 8 Continuing professional development (CPD) totaling 25 hours per year, with at least 12.5 hours qualifying as formal learning activities C P P P P P P Section 8 Senior frst aid certifcate requirement N N N N N N N CHIROPRACTIC CODE OF CONDUCT SURVEY FITZGERALD • BURRELL • BULL
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