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Appropriate Tasks for Chiropractic Assistants

Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.



What tasks is my chiropractic assistant allowed to perform?
Dr. K  


Most individuals who interview and are hired as chiropractic assistants will have taken some basic courses on working in a chiropractic office, or have some experience working in an office; others may be joining the medical field for the first time.  Regardless, without additional licensure credentials to their name, a chiropractic assistant is not allowed to "treat" patients, in any manner.  A chiropractic assistant is allowed to work at the front desk, check patients in, take them to exam rooms, work with medical records and perform other administrative requirements.  Individuals performing functions other than "administrative" require appropriate licensure.


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