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Dynamic Chiropractic – November 21, 1990, Vol. 08, Issue 24

Short-Term Missions Policy

By Ronald D. Murphy, Executive Director, Christian Chiropractors Association

One of the stated purposes of the Christian Chiropractors Association is to provide chiropractic care to the indigent sick by a doctor of chiropractic, both at home and overseas. When members of the Christian Chiropractors Association travel to "third world" countries to offer their professional services as short-term missionaries of the Christian Chiropractors Association, they shall abide by the following mandatory guidelines:

  1. They will assess no fees from the missionary or national patient.

  2. They shall, if indicated and where practical, refer patients to the resident doctor of chiropractic in the immediate or contiguous region for continued or extended care.

  3. They shall know that the board of directors of the Christian Chiropractor Association does not endorse nor encourage the training of lay nationals in the practice of chiropractic.

  4. They shall work with and through established mission organizations and local churches. The sole intent of this service is the delivery of health care to the Christian missionaries and the nationals who serve with them.

Approved and adopted by the board of directors of the Christian Chiropractors Association this 29th day of June 1990.

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