Chiropractors are not exempt from federal healthcare laws

Health and Disability Minister Cameron Dick said Chiropractor licenses are not exempted from the federal government’s healthcare law, which allows employers to impose health and disability standards on their workers.

“We don’t want to get involved in that debate,” he said.

Mr Dick said the federal Government had taken steps to prevent companies that operate under the “no-fault” model from violating workers’ rights, and it was clear to him the Chiropiracy Council was not exempt.

“If they’re operating under a no-faults model, that means they’re not liable for the health and safety conditions of their staff,” he told the ABC.

“There’s no exemption for them.

If they’re using an unregulated model, it means they can be a party to the federal law and there’s no protection for the workers in that.”

Mr Dick says the Government’s no-fail model was meant to ensure the Government was able to provide a “good” healthcare system for all Australians, and he was concerned the Chiopractic Council had failed to adhere to that.

“That’s something that’s really important to us,” he explained.

“The Chiroport is a well-known organisation in the community, and there are plenty of Chiropircs across the country.”

The Chiopractor Council of Australia (CCA) is one of the oldest, and most successful, private chiropractic organisations in the country.

In the early 1900s, it was the first major Chiroporist body in Australia.

“It was very successful, it had a lot of followers, and a lot more people would come to the meetings and practise,” Mr Dick said.

“They had a reputation for providing a good health service and a good quality of care, but in the 1960s, there was a lot pressure on them to stop providing a high quality service.”

I think the chiropractors did try to take a bit of a back seat in terms of providing high quality services.

“Mr Dixon said the Chioperes Council of Australasia (CCAA) was founded in the 1970s to protect the profession against government interference.”

A lot of those chiropractics, including ours, were founded as a result of government pressure,” he stated.”

At the time, there were a lot government bureaucrats looking to get rid of their members and the chiropractor members, so that’s what they came to.

“In a lot that was going on in the chiropraction community, a lot was going to be coming down the pike.”

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