Newsletter archive

 

2021

The Chiropractic Association of Alberta began operations on December 1, 2021.  The following newsletters are from the prior combined Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC).

InTouch | October 18

  • Chair's message
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • Congratulations to Dr. Murray on 50 years of service
  • Key findings from September's ThoughtExchange
  • World Spine Day and the importance of chiropractic care
  • Your guide to supplementary health insurance
  • Join us for our final ACAC member meeting on November 9 at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Canadian chiropractors ranked among global experts in back pain research
  • On the blog: parenting is a tough gig -- don't let back pain add to it: three stretches for parents

Notice to members |October 18

  • Nomination period open for Regulated Member Council position

Notice to members |October 12

  • Separation of College and Association to occur December 1, 2021

Notice to members |October 7

  • Register for the October members' meetings
  • Improve your experience for the new Association and College websites

Registrar's report |October 4

  • Registrar's message
  • Professional corporation renewal launches October 15, 2021 
  • Phase one of our member consultation on College Regulatory framework complete 
  • Do you own or operate x-ray or laser equipment?
  • Compliance corner: Standards of Practice

Council news |October 1

  • Updates for September

Notice to members |September 28

  • Updates to ACAC Direction: physical distancing and chiropractor use of masks

Notice to members |September 21

  • Updates to ACAC Direction: provision of services under pandemic restrictions

InTouch |September 20

  • Chair's message
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • Free postings for members on Marketplace
  • Join our BACK 2 BACK efforts for World Spine Day!
  • Congratulations to our World Spine Day contest winner!
  • Get involved in showing how chiropractors change lives with #AChiroWasHere
  • What might improve your experience when using the ACAC website and members' profile?
  • Have questions about the new Chiropractic Association of Alberta? Join IBC Co-chairs at the October 12 member meeting
  • GLA:D Back seminar
  • Assessing the feasibility of using an electronic records database system in use in a group of private chiropractic clinics for practice-based research

Notice to members |September 16

  • 2021 AGM package
  • Not yet registered? Save your spot now

COVID-19 update |September 16

  • Government of Alberta declares a Public Health Emergency

Notice to members |September 13

  • On mandatory vaccinations

Notice to members |September 9

  • Register for the September members' meetings
  • Share your experience with the loss of publicly-funded chiropractor-ordered diagnostic imaging
  • Member consultation on the College Regulatory framework is open
  • Join us for our final AGM

Registrar's Report | September 7

  • Registrar's message
  • Professional corporation renewal launches October 15, 2021
  • Please review the recently introduced ACAC Directives
  • Point of Care Risk Assessment 
  • Roadmap to Care resource for your clinic and your patients 
  • Provide your thoughts on the Standards of Practice format 
  • An amendment for x-ray owners and operators 
  • Compliance corner: accidental contact 

COVID-19 update | September 3

  • Masking required by Government Directive – Effective Saturday, September 4 at 8:00 a.m.

Notice to members | August 25

  • Share your experience with the loss of publicly-funded chiropractor-ordered diagnostic imaging
  • Member consultation on the College Regulatory framework is open
  • Join the CCA's campaign to raise awareness about the chiropractic care solution to the high cost of chronic pain
  • Less than a week left to enter the ACAC World Spine Day content to win $100 
  • Join us for our final AGM

Notice to members | August 19

  • Participate in the member consultation of College Regulatory framework
  • Help ACAC efforts to regain publicly-funded chiropractor-ordered diagnostic imaging 
  • Win $100 in the ACAC World Spine Day contest

COVID-19 update | August 19

  • A message from the Registrar

Notice to members | August 16

  • Updates to ACAC Direction for providing services under eased pandemic restrictions

InTouch | August 16

  • Chair's message 
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • Join us for our final AGM
  • Key findings from July's ThoughtExchange
  • Straightening up and starting the school year off right
  • Strengthen the care for regaining publicly-funded chiropractor-ordered diagnostic imaging
  • Have questions on Bill 46, practice guidelines, and more? Join us for our member meets on September 14 
  • Two weeks lest to enter the World Spine Day contest and win $100
  • The nosological classification of whiplash-associated disorder: a narrative review
  • On the blog: Throwing yourself into work shouldn't mean throwing your back out: four stretches for labourers

Notice to members | August 9

  • Register for the August 10 member meeting
  • There's still time to enter to win a $100 Visa gift card
  • The CCA wants to hear from you!
  • Join us for our final AGM

Registrar's Report | August 3

  • Registrar's message
  • We're seeking your input on our Standards of Practice 
  • Risk advisement on boundary violations that may lead to a complaint of sexual misconduct 
  • Please review the recently introduced ACAC Directives 
  • Compliance corner: discounts and coupons

InTouch | July 19

  • Chair's message
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • Attend the ACAC's last AGM
  • Help promote World Spine Day for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card 
  • Join us for next month's member meeting to hear updates on Bill 46, advocacy efforts, and more 
  • Tell us how we can better address complicated Association and College changes
  • Your guide to supplementary health insurance
  • The CCA wants to hear from you! 
  • Management of knee and hip osteoarthritis: an opportunity for the Canadian chiropractic profession
  • On the blog: a chiropractor's guide to safely returning to activity

Weekly COVID-19 update | July 8

  • A message from the Registrar

Notice to members | July 7

  • Updates on ACAC actions to meet Bill 46 requirements

Notice to members| July 7

  • ACAC Direction for providing services under eased pandemic restrictions

Registrar's Report| July 5

  • Registrar's message
  • New directives on practice activity
  • Radiation history and exam an essential component of patient care
  • College to review and updated Regulatory Framework for Practice as required by Bill 46
  • Want to hear updated on ACAC advocacy, Bill 46, COVID-19, and more? Register for our upcoming member meeting
  • Compliance corner: managing changing COVID-19 measures with the "stringent test"
  • Discipline reporting
  • Legislative changes

Council News| July 5

  • A competency-based model nomination process to be implemented for regulated member elections to Council
  • Council election to occur in January 2022
  • One Council seat open for 2022 Council election

Notice to members| July 2

  • AHS communication regarding diagnostic imaging

Weekly COVID-19 update| June 30

  • A message from the Registrar
  • New member resources to communicate these changes with your patients

Weekly COVID-19 update| June 24

  • A message from the Registrar

InTouch| June 21

  • Chair's message
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • What topics do you want to hear about in monthly member meetings?
  • June member meeting overview--join the conversation on July 13
  • Now accepting application from up-and-coming chiropractors for the Investing in our Future scholarship
  • What you said--May's ThoughtExchange on the new Chiropractic Association of Alberta
  • Dr. Aaron Bridge shares his expertise in preventing garden injuries on Global Lethbridge TV
  • Interested in sharing your knowledge with the public? Volunteer with the ACAC
  • When boundaries blur--exploring health-care providers' views of chiropractic interprofessional care and Canadian Forces Health Services
  • On the blog: Stretches for every kind of cyclist 

Weekly COVID-19 update| June 17

  • A message from the Registrar

Weekly COVID-19 update| June 10

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Add your input on Public Health activities and measures

Notice to members |June 7

  • Member meeting June 8; ThoughtExchange reminder

Registrar's report |June 7

  • 13 days left to meet CC requirements
  • How to print your practice permit
  • Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) requirements
  • AHS urgently looking for Case Manager Contact Tracers
  • Compliance corner: renew, review, refresh, and reflect
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on June 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Weekly COVID-19 update| June 3

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Can I and should I ask my patients for their vaccination status?
  • What not to do with patient vaccination status
  • Vaccination status and COVID-19 screening

Weekly COVID-19 update| May 27

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Vaccine status disclosure
  • Quarantine after vaccination

Weekly COVID-19 update| May 20

  • A message from the Registrar

InTouch| May 17

  • Chair's message
  • A message from your IBC Co-Chairs
  • What do you value most as a member? Share your thoughts in this month's ThoughtExchange
  • Key findings in April's ThoughtExchange: Government advocacy webinars come out as most popular
  • Need help navigating insurance?
  • Want your questions answered on ACAC work, government advocacy, COVID-19, or other topics? Participate in the June 8 member meeting
  • If it hurts spring campaign wrapping up
  • Seeking chiropractors for promotional media features
  • Summer road trip time--MVA resources for you and your patients
  • Unique Mini-MBA for clinicians in professional entrepreneurship 
  • A case report for adolescent knee pain
  • On the blog: Chiropractic care helps Alberta's rodeo athletes perform at their championship best

Weekly COVID-19 update| May 13

  • A message from the Registrar

Notice to members| May 7

  • Register now for May 11 member meeting
  • What information/education sessions do you want from the ACAC?
  • Renewal FAQ's
  • Volunteer opportunities with the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board

Weekly COVID-19 update| May 6

  • A message from the Registrar
  • New restrictions effective May 5 and May 9 
  • Alberta chiropractors are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

Registrar's report | May 3

  • Renewal now open
  • Consent to provide contact information to the Chiropractic Association of Alberta
  • 48 days until conditional requirements must be met 
  • Upcoming Council nominations
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on May 11 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Compliance corner: ensure you're ready for renewal
  • Volunteer opportunities with the CCEB
  • Legislative changes
  • Discipline reporting

Weekly COVID-19 update | April 29

  • Bill 70

Notice to members | April 28

  • Implementation update of Bill 30 and Bill 46 legislation

Weekly COVID-19 update | April 22

  • Reminder on diligence

InTouch| April 19

  • Chair's message
  • Starting April 12, chiropractors, their staff, and other health professionals are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Building the framework for a new chiropractic Association: a message from the Inaugural Board Committee Co-chairs
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on May 11 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Patients living with chronic pain in the North Zone of Alberta now have access to the Better Choices Better Health Chronic PAIN Self-Management 
  • Key findings of the March ThoughtExchange: ending the mental health and wellness messages
  • What kinds of webinar themes and topics would you like to see offered by the ACAC?
  • If it Hurts... awareness campaign underway
  • Webinar: Introduction to Privacy Compliance for Chiropractors on April 22 at 12 p.m.
  • CCRF RFP call offers up to $250,000 in funding
  • The importance of integrated maintenance care for World Professional Chuckwagon athletes
  • Deadline extended for Canada Emergency Business Account applications
  • On the blog: chiropractic - part of an integrated health-care team that puts patients first

Weekly COVID-19 update | April 15

  • Vaccine eligibility

Take a moment to breathe | April 7

  • Mindful breathing

Registrar's Report | April 6

  • Registrar's message
  • Confirm your renewal requirements in your members' centre
  • Three months until conditional requirements must be met 
  • Advertising that results in a privacy breach
  • Webinar: Introduction to privacy compliance for chiropractors in Alberta
  • Use of Y-strap not within scope of practice
  • Laser renewal deadline approaching
  • Updates to Advertising Directive
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on April 13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Compliance corner: recording patient sessions 
  • Legislative changes 
  • Discipline reporting

Weekly COVID-19 update | April 1

  • A message from the Registrar

Take a moment to breathe| March 31

  • Meditate together

Notice to members | March 30

  • Website down for maintenance March 31, 2021
  • Last chance to share your thoughts on the weekly mental health messages
  • Join us on April 13 at 12:30 p.m. for a member meeting

Take a moment to focus | March 29

  • Expressive writing

Take a moment to recharge| March 26

  • Coping with stress

 Council News | March 25

  • Medical officer of health discussion
  • Regulatory and research information
  • Annual General Meeting changes
  • Advocating for chiropractic
  • Bill 46 impacts
  • New public board members expected April 1, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 update | March 25

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Hand hygiene history
  • Hand hygiene during the pandemic
  • Hand hygiene requirements
  • Post-pandemic hand hygiene

Take a moment to breathe | March 24

  • Help in tough times

Take a moment to focus | March 22

  • Five skills we need for the year ahead

Take a moment to recharge | March 19

  • Real-time resilience strategies for coping with coronavirus

Weekly COVID-19 update| March 18

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Alberta Health COVID-19 vaccination information
  • Receiving your COVID-19 vaccination
  • Supporting your staff in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Chiropractors and vaccination communication
  • Next steps for chiropractors

Take a moment to breathe | March 17

  • The Centre

InTouch| March 15

  • Chair's message
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on April 13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Participate in the March ThoughtExchange
  • 2020 research shows Albertans still believe in chiropractic care
  • Key findings for February ThoughtExchange: COVID-19 resources on the right track
  • CMCC Practice OpportUnity 
  • Miss the COVID-19 webinar? Watch it online
  • Earn CE credits with CCA's free Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training
  • Research: spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain

Take a moment to focus | March 15

  • "Toxic positivity" is real--and it's a big problem during the pandemic

Take a moment to recharge | March 12

  • Times like these call for practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety

Weekly COVID-19 update | March 11

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Masking requirements for practitioners and clinic employees
  • Managing mask-exempt patients
  • Public Health concerns

Notice to members | March 10

  • Five members appointed to chiropractor's association inaugural board committee

Take a moment to breathe | March 10

  • Digital self-care resources by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Take a moment to focus | March 8

  • This is how your goal setting should change during the pandemic

Take a moment to recharge | March 5

  • Lockdown cabin fever? 56 tried, tested and terrific ways to beat the boredom

Weekly COVID-19 update | March 4

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Miss the COVID-19 webinars? Watch them online
  • How have you found the ACAC COVID-19 resources?

Take a moment to breathe | March 3

  • BounceBack®

Take a moment to focus | March 1

  • Goal setting for positive mental health

Registrar's report | March 1

  • Registrar's message
  • Have your voice heard and share your thoughts on ACAC COVID-19 resources
  • Four months until CC credit requirements must be met
  • Webinar: "Managing patient questions related to COVID-19 vaccines" on March 4 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Review of regulatory decisions and research reports
  • Actions you can take to protect your patient's privacy
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on March 9 at 12:30 p.m.
  • View approved CC seminars on the ACAC website
  • Compliance corner: it's not just about CC credits--be sure you've met additional mandatory requirements for renewal

Media release| March 1

  • Statement on court decision related to Ronald Harry Latch

Take a moment to recharge | February 26

  • Five ways to stay positive through lockdown

Notice to members | February 25

  • Clarification of eligibility for chiropractic clinical staff in Alberta Critical Worker Benefit program

Weekly COVID-19 update | February 25

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Wearing eye protection in the office
  • March 4 "Managing patient questions related to COVID-19 vaccines"
  • How have you found the ACAC COVID-129 resources?

Take a moment to breathe| February 24

  • Mental health supports

Notice to members | February 22

  • Don't miss these upcoming engagement opportunities 
  • February 16-March 4: ThoughtExchange on ACAC COVID-19 resources and supports
  • Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m.: Webinar on information on the COVID-19 vaccination for health-care professionals
  • Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m.: Webinar on managing patient questions related to COVID-19 vaccines 
  • Tuesday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m.: Virtual member meeting

Media release| February 22

  • Promising Alberta chiropractic student awarded scholarship

Take a moment to focus| February 22

  • Goal setting for positive mental health

Take a moment to recharge| February 19

  • How to do a body scan meditation (and why you should)

Weekly COVID-19 update| February 18

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Steps to responding to questions and building trust
  • The ACAC immunization/vaccination position statement

Take a moment to breathe| February 17

  • Wellness Together Canada

InTouch | February 16

  • Chair's message
  • Submit your Expression of Interest today
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on March 9 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Participate in our February ThoughtExchange
  • Chiropractic profession represented at AMSCAR
  • Download motor vehicle accident (MVA) resources now 
  • ACAC to attend CMCC Practice OpportUnity
  • A case series on concussion management
  • On the blog: what to look for in an everyday shoe and how your chiropractor can help

Take a moment to recharge | February 12

  • Five science-backed strategies to build resilience

Weekly COVID-19 update| February 11

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Administration of COVID-19 vaccinations to health-care professionals
  • Information for your vaccine decision

Take a moment to breathe | February 10

  • Togetherall online community

Notice to members | February 9

  • Inaugural Board Committee Expression of Interest: February 9 - 24

Notice to members | February 8

  • Update from Council Chair on Bill 46 progress

Take a moment to focus | February 8

  • A guide to burnout

Take a moment to recharge | February 5

  • Affirmations and neuroplasticity

Weekly COVID-19 update| February 4

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Health-care leadership in a pandemic 
  • Guidance and considerations regarding staff with mask-exempt patients
  • Alberta announces criteria for easing health measures

Take a moment to breathe| February 3

  • Why self-care is important during COVID-19especially for health-care workers

Take a moment to focus| February 1

  • Positive thinking: stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

Registrar's report| February 1

  • Registrar's message 
  • A letter from the Chair of the Competence Committee
  • Review your privacy practices and policies yearly 
  • X-ray Annual Preventative Maintenance and x-ray five-year registration and renewal both due March 31, 2021 
  • Laser five-year registration renewal due June 30, 2021 
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on February 9 at 2 p.m. 
  • Five months until CC credit requirements must be met 
  • Learn how to print tax receipts from your members' centre
  • Compliance corner: Advertising Directive 

Take a moment to recharge| January 29

  • Why nature sounds help you relax, according to science

Weekly COVID-19 update| January 28

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Reminder on pre-screening requirements

Take a moment to breathe | January 27

  • Psychological coping during a pandemic

Take a moment to focus | January 25

  • Achieving mindfulness at work, no meditation cushion required 

Take a moment to recharge | January 22

  • How to meditate

Weekly COVID-19 update| January 21

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Guidance and considerations for mask-exempt patients
  • The Rapid Testing Pilot Program
  • Managing COVID-19 screening documentation
  • Minimum masking requirements for chiropractors

Take a moment to breathe | January 20

  • Choose-your-own-adventure mental health guide

InTouch | January 19

  • Chair's message 
  • Join us for our next member meeting on February 9 at 2 p.m.
  • Hockey fans to hear ads on the benefits of chiropractic with the start of the NHL season
  • New patient resource for motor vehicle accidents
  • Focus, breathe, and recharge with ACAC's weekly mental health messages
  • Supplementary health insurance explained for health-care providers
  • Congratulations to the 2020 Investing in our Future scholarship winner! 
  • A pilot study on the effects of chiropractic adjustments on stress levels
  • On the blog: How chiropractors can help prevent common hockey injuries 

Take a moment to focus | January 18

  • Need help staying focused? Try these 10 tips

Take a moment to recharge | January 15

  • What is mindfulness colouring?

Weekly COVID-19 update| January 14

  • A message from the Registrar
  • Eye protection
  • Vaccines and vaccinations
  • Can I charge for a massage therapy referral?

Take a moment to breathe| January 13

  • Mental Wellness Moment with Dr. Nicholas Mitchell

Take a moment to focus| January 11

  • What is positive psychology and why is it important?

Take a moment to recharge| January 8

  • Feeling drained? Here are 16 ways to build a recharge into your day

Weekly COVID-19 update | January 7

  • A message from the CEO and Registrar
  • ACAC COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive update
  • Addiction and mental health challenges
  • Member support and resources
  • Contact tracing for AHS
  • Referrals to massage therapists

Take a moment to breathe | January 6

  • Alberta Health Services is offering free virtual workshops on identifying and managing stress

 Take a moment to focus | January 4

  • 6 ways to rediscover motivation during COVID-19

Registrar's report | January 4

  • A message from the Registrar regarding COVID-19 and resiliency 
  • When is a privacy impact assessment required?
  • X-ray annual preventative maintenance and x-ray five-year registration and renewal both due March 31, 2021
  • Join us for our next virtual member meeting on January 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Six months until CC credit requirements must be met 
  • Print tax receipts from your members' centre
  • Compliance corner: update to the Advertising Directive effective January 2, 2021
  • Legislative changes
  • Discipline reporting 

2020 

Weekly COVID-19 update | December 24

  • A message from the Registrar regarding registered members making personal statements or comments about COVID-19 to patients or the public
  • What to do if 811 provides close contact information that contradicts that provided by the ACAC
  • What the changed orders for massage therapy mean for chiropractors
  • What "by appointment only" means for chiropractic clinics
  • Other notes

Intouch | December 21

  • Chair's message: Bill 30 and 46 overview
  • Advocacy efforts deliver
  • New patient resource for motor vehicle accidents (MVA)
  • ACAC holiday office closure: December 24 - January 3
  • Operating during the current COVID-19 restrictions
  • Join us for a virtual member meeting on January 12 at 2 p.m. 
  • Clarification on Section B benefits
  • New tools and resources for members
  • Extended deadline to earn 20 free CC credits in CMCC course bundle
  • Another great year for chiropractic research
  • "Adjustments of the Game" radio ads to start playing with the start of the hockey season
  • On the blog: what to look for in a work show and how your chiropractor can help

Weekly COVID-19 update | December 17

  • The first of what will be weekly COVID-19 updates in order to keep members informed about public health responses to the pandemic.
  • Can I continue to provide home visits to patients?
  • Can I hire my massage or athletic therapist to support patient care?
  • What is the ACAC policy on vaccines?
  • ACAC office holiday closure and limited in-office staff

Notice to members | December 17

  • Member emails not being delivered

Notice to members | December 11

  • AHS urgently hiring COVID-19 case managers, chiropractors eligible to apply


COVID-19 update | December 10

  • Information from AHS on wearing eye protection and exposures and investigations

COVID-19 update | December 9

  • Chiropractic clinics allowed to remain open
  • New restrictions announced


Notice to members |  December 8

  • ACAC monitoring tonight's Government of Alberta announcement

Registrar's report | December 7

  • New measures to combat COVID-19
  • Employing electronic health records without a PIA is a violations of the HIA
  • Compliance corner: advertising modalities
  • Holiday office closure: 12 p.m. on December 24 - 8 a.m. on January 4
  • Seven months until CC credit requirements must be met 
  • Update your contact information in your members' centre
  • Protect your patients from violence by learning the Signal for Help
  • Responding to office emergencies 

Notice to members |  November 25

  • Statistics Canada Questionnaire regarding impacts of COVID-19 on health care worker

COVID-19 update |  November 25

  •  Clinics allowed to stay open; mandatory masking in Calgary and Edmonton among new COVID measures announced by Government of Alberta

COVID-19 update |  November 24

  •  ACAC monitoring tonight's Government of Alberta announcement; more info to follow tomorrow morning

Notice to members |  November 23 

  •  Possibility of new provincial restrictions to combat rise of COVID-19 cases

Notice to members |  November 20 

  •  Overview on updates to Alberta auto insurance systemimpacts on chiropractic

InTouch | November 16 

  • Chair's message: impacts of Bill 30 and 46
  • ACAC advocating to keep chiropractic clinics open
  • 2019-2020 Annual Report to Members available online now
  • First virtual member meeting a success
  • We're asking Albertans how they feel about "If It Hurts"
  • Register for free webinar on mental health supports for health-care workers
  • Earn 20 free CC credits by completing CMCC's online course bundle
  • Welcome to our new ACAC staff members
  • Understanding how chiropractors build trust with patients
  • On the blog: What to look for in a winter boot and how your chiropractor can help

Notice to members | November 6 

  •  Clarification on International Border Testing Pilot Program Impacts on Chiropractors and Patients

Notice to members | November 6 

  • Government introduces Bill 46:  Health Statutes Amendment Act, mandating separation of Colleges and Associations

Registrar's report | November 2 

  • Registrar's message: mandatory record-keeping
  • Rapid testing program impact on COVID-19 Pandemic Directive
  • New resource for managing challenging situations
  • Eight months until CC credit requirements must be met 
  • Find the date of your upcoming practice review in your members' centre
  • Compliance corner: when can you use the term "specialist"?
  • 4 things you should record when accessing Netcare

Notice to members | October 21  

  • Register for the government relations webinar and participate in our Thoughtexchange

InTouch | October 19 

  • Chair's message: government relations activity
  • Learn more about government relations and ACAC government advocacy
  • Share with us how you engages with the ACAC's World Spine Day campaign over the month of October
  • Monthly virtual member meetings launching in November
  • Highlighting the role chiropractors play in spinal health for World Spine Day
  • Patient resources available on our social media
  • CCGI stakeholder report
  • On the blog: getting back on track for World Spine Day: tips on safely increasing physical activity after the COVID-19 shutdown


Notice to members | October 8 

  • Help raise awareness for World Spine Day

Notice to members | October 7 

  • Mandatory record-keeping course now available

Notice to members | October 6 

  • Join us for our upcoming government relations webinar

Registrar's report | October 5 

  • Registrar's message: membership supports due to COVID-19
  • Status of 2021 renewal requirements
  • Keeping a record of a patient conversation
  • Legislative changes

InTouch | September 21  

  • President's message: AGM recap
  • How has the defunding of diagnostic imaging impacted you and your patients?
  • Annual Report going digital
  • New "If It Hurts" advertisements launch this month
  • Help raise awareness for World Spine Day
  • Quality of life changes in chiropractic patients with chronic low back or neck pain
  • Do you want to write for the ACAC blogging program?

Notice to members | September 18

  • Congratulations on 125 years of alleviating pain, preventing injury and supporting wellness in your communities!

Registrar's report | September 8

  • Registrar's message: remain vigilant with COVID-19 
  • Thank you to all Council candidates
  • Current CC credit count
  • Renew your registration by September 30 
  • Not planning to renew?
  • Preparing for professional corporation renewal on October 15 
  • Motivation for clean and clear SOAP notes
  • Mandatory record-keeping course to be available soon
  • Resource for using social media as a practitioner 
  • Discipline reporting

Notice to members | September 1

  • 2020 Council election results

Notice to members | August 26

  • ACAC response to COVID-19 Thoughtexchange

Notice to members | August 18

  • ACAC response to Bill 30 and updates on government advocacy

InTouch | August 18

  • President's message: Council elections and AGM
  • Relaunch grant for businesses impacted by COVID-19
  • Join us for our first ever virtual AGM!
  • What questions do you have for Council?
  • ACAC pivoting member support efforts
  • CCGI patient resources
  • On the blog: five steps to identify and eliminate headache triggers

Notice to members | August 13

  • Register now for the 2020 AGM

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | August 11

  • Chiropractors must adhere to the ACAC COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive regardless of local bylaws
  • Chiropractors are responsible for safety in their office and practice environment 
  • Patients that are mask-exempt and visiting your office can be asked to attend at specific times in your schedule 
  • Continue to monitor local bylaws for changes
  • Members are still required to wear surgical masks

Registrar's report | August 4

  • Registrar's message: Council elections and membership renewal
  • Reminder about masking bylaws
  • Share your thoughts via Thoughtexchange
  • Renew your registration today
  • Not planning to renew?
  • How formal, informal and implied consent vary
  • Mandatory record-keeping course introduced
  • Telehealth approved as a permanent modality
  • When is it okay to release patient information to an insurance company?
  • Updated practice visit program
  • Council candidate videos now available
  • Enroll in free online course bundle for CC credits
  • Discipline reporting

Council news | July 31

  • Adoption of the resolution for the 2019 AGM to release Council meeting minutes
  • Approval to present the 2020 AGM virtually
  • Adoption of a mandatory record-keeping course
  • Approval of a strategic plan
  • Review of essential services designation
  • Approval of changes to the practice review program
  • Approval of a comprehensive government relations plan
  • Approval of Telehealth as a permanent modality

COVID-19 update 10 a.m. | July 24

  • City of Calgary announces mandatory face covering
  • City of Edmonton announces mandatory face covering
  • Requiring face covering indoors
  • Exemptions for mandatory face covering in public space
  • Managing patient with exemptions

Notice to members | July 22

  • Council candidate videos now available

InTouch | July 20

  • President's message: Council elections, AGM and government relations
  • Enhancing ACAC engagement with our most important stakeholder--you! 
  • Success of the patient confidence campaign
  • ACAC blogs spread awareness of chiropractic
  • Toasty Toes planned as a fundraising event only
  • Returning to fundamentals in complex times
  • Best practices for Telehealth
  • Enroll in a free online course bundle for CC credits
  • On the blog: the role diet plays in headaches

Registrar's report | July 7 

  • Registrar's message: launch of membership renewal
  • Renew your registration today
  • Not planning to renew?
  • Occupational Health and Safety inspections
  • Bill 30: Health Statutes Amendment Act
  • Pre-billing insurance
  • Meet your 2020 Council candidates
  • Changes to professional liability insurance and professional protection requirements 
  • Best practice for recording a treatment plan
  • Enroll in free online course bundle for CC credits
  • Discipline reporting
  • Recent legislative changes

Notice to members | June 24

  • OHS to conduct random, limited scope inspection of chiropractic offices

Notice to members | June 17

  • Meet your Council candidates

InTouch | June 15 

  • President's message: COVID-19 updates
  • How the association is working for you
  • News coverage on the re-opening of clinics
  • Recent activities in the Marketing and Promotions Program
  • Enroll in the ACAC and CMCC's online course bundle
  • What's new with chiropractic maintenance care?
  • On the blog: adjusting for your patients


Notice to members | June 9  

  • Renewal now open

President's message | June 8

  • Re-opening of chiropractic clinics

Notice to members | June 5

  • Medavie Blue Cross billing code change for Telehealth

Notice to members | June 2

  • Last chance to share your thoughts on your return to practice

Registrar's report | June 1

  • Registrar's message: self-regulation
  • Free resources available for returning to practice
  • Information to help you prepare for renewal
  • View last month's ACAC-hosting webinars online
  • Call for Council nominations
  • Call for resolutions, nominations and awards for the 2020 AGM
  • Written working diagnosis in record-keeping
  • Discipline reporting
  • Recent legislative changes

Notice to members | May 26

  • Share your thoughts on your return to practice

Notice to members | May 25

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive update and expanded FAQs
  • Mobile chiropractic restrictions lifted effective May 25, 2020
  • Government personal protection equipment requirement

COVID-19 update 3:30 p.m. | May 7

  • No new updates to the ACAC Pandemic Practice Directive
  • COVID-19 dedicated communications schedule ending after today
  • CCA webinar resources
  • FAQs

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | May 5

  • Update to the ACAC COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive
  • Mobile chiropractic remains suspended
  • Acupuncture performed by chiropractors is permitted
  • Gathering guidelines have been clarified
  • Disinfectants must have a Drug Identification Number or a Natural Product
  • Managing symptomatic patients in the clinic
  • The COVID-19 dedicated communications schedule will end after Thursday, May 7 
  • Purchasing PPE through the CCA and sharing vendor recommendations through Marketplace
  • MAPP activity and advertising the profession
  • FAQs

Notice to members | May 4

  • Resources to help you return to practice 

Registrar's report | May 4

  • Registrar's message: COVID-19 resiliency 
  • Resources for returning to practice
  • Changes to renewal
  • Changes to AGM format
  • Call for Council nominations
  • Call for resolutions, nominations and awards for the 2020 AGM
  • COVID-19 resources and ACAC-hosted webinars
  • Record a relevant physical exam

COVID-19 update 2:45 p.m. | May 3

  • Re-opening possible effective May 4, 2020

COVID-19 update 5:45 p.m. | May 1

  • Status on the Return to Practice plan
  • You can use the directive to make any operational adjustments needed 
  • The discrepancy in the formal announcement has been clarified
  • CCA procured a supply and distribution option for personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Transparency throughout the development and consultation of the Return to Practice directive

COVID-19 5:15 p.m. | April 30

  • Premier Kenney announced a change to public health orders
  • Chiropractors will not be able to open until the ACAC has received Public Health approval of the Return to Practice plan
  • Yes, there is a discrepancy in the announcement between May 4 and May 14 as possible start dates
  • Next steps on the Return to Practice plan
  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements 
  • Adjustments to the relaunch of businesses may occur

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | April 28

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical, and emergency care
  • Consultation on the draft Return to Practice plan closes Wednesday, April 29
  • Don't forget to register for tomorrow's virtual member meeting

Notice to members | April 27

  • Renewal update 

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | April 23

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Council extends and expands temporary Telehealth permission
  • Consultation is underway on the draft Return to Practice plan
  • Procurement of PPE and other supplies
  • Register now for the free webinar with Dr. Kawchuk on GLA:D back

Notice to members | April 22

  • Participate in the member consultation on the draft Return to Practice plan

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | April 21

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Consultation on the draft Return to Practice plan launches Wednesday, April 22
  • Virtual member meetings on COVID-19 will be held next week

ACAC update | April 21

  • Advocacy efforts continue with the government
  • The ACAC has formally requested that chiropractic clinics be included in the initial phase of government plans to reopen businesses
  • Take action now to expand access to CEBA

President's message | April 20

  • Thank you for protecting our citizens 

Notice to members | April 17

  • Diagnostic imaging update

Notice to members | April 17

  • Voting is open for virtual town hall

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | April 16

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Our advocacy efforts are working
  • The ACAC is hosting webinars
  • Let us know your availability for a virtual member meeting

Notice to members | April 15

  • Webinar on commercial lease questions, concerns and approaches with COVID-19

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | April 14

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Public safety considerations for chiropractors include physical and psychological safety 
  • Advocating for chiropractic through our actions
  • Participate in the CFIB survey to make your voice heard to the government 

COVID-19 update 4:30 p.m. | April 9

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Watch for the opportunity to advocate for eligibility expansion for federal support programs
  • Please communicate options for emergency care to patients
  • COVID-19 updates from the ACAC will be delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week
  • Trauma-informed training certificates are now available in your member profile

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | April 8

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Alberta Blue Cross and Canada Life are now covering Telehealth visits
  • Advocacy efforts to expand eligibility for federal support programs continues 
  • Please connect with your accountant regarding questions on program eligibility 
  • Information of the right to refuse to work due to COVID-19

Notice to members | April 7

  • How to ensure compliance under public health orders

COVID-19 update 1:30 p.m. | April 6

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Development continues on the Return to Practice plan
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) eligibility 
  • The business resources section of the ACAC COVID-19 page is updated 

Registrar's report | April 6

  • Registrar's message: Stay strong in the face of COVID-19 
  • Renewal requirements
  • Clinical history reporting: the good and the bad
  • Advertising Directive enforcement
  • Recent legislative changes

Notice to members | April 6

  • Take action now to push for qualification for CERB benefits

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | April 3

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Reminder of public health order related to COVID-19 diagnosis and exposure 
  • Advice on complying with public health orders by the law firm MLT Aikins 
  • Encourage your patients to take care of their mental health
  • Your patients will be there for you, just as you are there for them

Notice to members | April 3

  • Negotiating your commercial lease

COVID-19 update 4:30 p.m. | April 2

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Be clear in your professional communications that you are complying with the public health order
  • Communicate your clinic availability across all your communication channels
  • Patient marketing should be suspended wile the public health order is in effect 
  • Provide contact information if your clinic is completely closed 
  • Keep connected with your patients

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | April 1

  • Chiropractic care remains limited to urgent, critical and emergency care
  • Take care of your mental health
  • Leading through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
  • A Return to Practice plan in development
  • Frequently asked questions regarding the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | March 31

  • The ACAC will not make care decisions for members
  • Laser renewal will be postponed
  • Please read ACAC communications thoroughly before reaching out to the ACAC

Notice to members | March 31

  • 2020/2021 renewal will run from June 15 - September 30 
  • Conditional requirements, malpractice confirmation and cheque payments must be received by September 17, 2020
  • CC and CPR will not be a requirement of renewal this year 
  • Trauma-informed training CC is still required by June 30, 2020 
  • Professional corporation renewal is shifting to October 15 - November 30

Notice to members | March 30

  • Public funding eliminated for diagnostic imaging ordered by chiropractors

COVID-19 update 4:15 p.m. | March 30

  • Greenshield will now cover Telehealth services
  • Discussions are ongoing with Alberta Blue Cross
  • Ensure your advertising and communications are compliant
  • Please look for and read ACAC COVID-19 updates every day 

COVID-19 update 2:45 p.m. | March 30

  • Clarification on what constitutes emergent care

COVID-19 update 3:45 p.m. | March 29

  • Annual renewal is being extended
  • Trauma-informed training CC still required by June 30, 2020
  • New supports for small businesses announced Friday
  • Harvard Business Review article

COVID-19 update 11:15 a.m. | March 28

  • Practise allowed for emergent cases only

COVID-19 update 4:35 p.m. | March 27

  • Provincially-mandated closure of clinics effective immediately 

Notice to members | March 26

  • Temporary Telehealth update

Notice to members | March 26

  • Telehealth billing advisory

Notice to members | March 25

  • Temporary Telehealth permission update

COVID-19 update 6 p.m. | March 25

  • The ACAC recommendation to limit care to emergent patients only, remains in place
  • A path forward to return to practice is being developed
  • The ACAC is advocating for rent freezing within Alberta 
  • CCA update regarding federal Emergency Response Benefit
  • Media coverage of COVID-19 impact on health-care providers

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | March 24

  • No new direction from the ACAC
  • Please ensure your communications are compliant with the ACAC Pandemic Practice Directive 
  • Please review and adjust your marketing and advertising
  • The ACAC is following public health recommendations and moving to a remote work model

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | March 23

  • Member FAQ's

COVID-19 update 1:30 p.m. | March 20

  • Emergent care defined
  • Guide for implementation of the recommended suspension of services
  • Summary of all the current programs and benefits

COVID-19 update 12:30 p.m. | March 20

  • Effective March 23, 2020, the ACAC strongly recommends chiropractors suspend all chiropractic services except those limited to emergent care until further notice

President's message | March 19

  • COVID-19

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | March 19

  • Summary of financial supports from government
  • CRA MyAccount for individuals required to access federal assistance programs
  • Possible COVID-specific informed consent from British Columbia is categorically fraudulent
  • Take care of your mental health
  • Great practice idea for pre-screening patients

Notice to members | March 18

  • Responding to a confirmed/suspected exposure

COVID-19 update 3 p.m. | March 17

  • Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency

COVID-19 update | March 17

  • Clinics remain open at this time
  • Response to confirmed exposure/possible exposure 
  • Directive communications
  • Rescheduling of practice reviews April - June 
  • Economic support
  • Providing in-person care during a pandemic

ACAC Directive | March 17

  • Government of Alberta travel restrictions

ACAC Directive | March 17

  • Communications regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 update 4 p.m. | March 16

  • Clinics remain open for now
  • Responsibilities for employers
  • Government support for businesses

COVID-19 update 1 p.m. | March 16

  • COVID-19 resources on ACAC website

COVID-19 update | March 13

  • Advertising around COVID-19

COVID-19 update | March 13

  • ACAC response to COVID-19

Notice to members | March 10

  • Submit your questions for the virtual town hall

Notice to members | March 5

  • Appropriate member response to COVID-19

Registrar's report | March 2

  • Registrar's message: trauma-informed training
  • Getting ready for renewal
  • The clinical record
  • Elimination of senior status
  • Advertising Directive updated with new terms
  • Recent legislative changes
  • Updated statement on vaccination and immunization.

Notice to members | February 27

  • Confidential update regarding diagnostic imaging

Council news | February 26

  • Strategic planning
  • AGM resolutions
  • Resolution for mandatory CCA membership
  • Resolution for meeting minutes
  • Elimination of senior status
  • New terms added to the Advertising Directive
  • Updated position statement on vaccination and immunization
  • Council election process and timeframe

Notice to members | February 25

  • Diagnostic imaging: the plan moving forward

Notice to members | February 24

  • Advertising Directive: survey questions and answers

Notice to members | February 21

  • Effective March 31, 2020, claims for chiropractor-ordered diagnostic imaging services no longer covered by Alberta Health Insurance Plan

Notice to members | February 20

  • Automobile insurance survey

InTouch | February 18

  • President's message: Council strategic planning
  • Changes to members' homepage
  • Involved in your community? We want to know how!
  • Building relationships at the 2020 Alberta Medial Student's Conference and Retreat 
  • Marketplace: help grow your practice with this free resource! 
  • HR campaign to run in Alberta and Saskatchewan CPHR magazine
  • CCGI podcast
  • Chiropractors help the public stay active on CTV Morning Live
  • Alberta Blue Cross website improvements are here
  • Information regarding WHMIS training communications
  • In memoriam

Registrar's report | February 3

  • Registrar's message: the Roadmap to Care
  • Advertising Directive: navigating third-party providers
  • X-ray annual preventative maintenance and 5-year compliance and registration renewal
  • Trauma-informed training coming soon
  • Important information regarding the submission of CC certificates and new CC submission email

Notice to members | January 29

  • Update on imaging proposal: act now

Notice to members | January 27

  • Advertising Directive: moving to an enforcement model

InTouch | January 20

  • President's message
  • Your help needed: MVA insurance practices
  • Promoting chiropractic to post-secondary students
  • Cervical spine: physical rehabilitation program
  • ACAC blog
  • Take advantage of early bird pricing for the CCA National Tradeshow and Convention
  • Five recent studies the CCRF's Research Committee is buzzing about

Registrar's report | January 6

  • Registrar's message
  • Registrar's report: two CC credit quiz
  • Advertising Directive enforcement changes coming soon
  • Recent legislative changes
  • Important information regarding the submission of CC certificates and the new CC submission email
  • Discipline reporting
  • Meet the ACAC staff

2019

 12/20/2019  Notice to members: Alberta Health Proposal Update: Action Required
 12/16/2019  InTouch: Notice of office closure, second phase of back to school campaign, reset your password
 12/12/2019  Notice to members: Update on proposal related to diagnostic imaging
 12/5/2019  Notice to members: ACAC fighting proposal to delist chiropractors from referring to diagnostic imaging
 12/2/2019  Notice to members: Participate in CCEB survey
 11/18/2019  InTouch: The new database and website are live, changes to Marketplace, Husky wellness fair
 11/7/2019  Notice to members: New website launch
 10/30/2019  Notice to members: Members' website down for maintenance
 10/29/2019  Council news: October 2019
 10/28/2019  Registrar's report: Facilitating associate departures from clinics, recent legislative changes, lasers reminder
 10/23/2019  Notice to members: Website maintenance 
 10/21/2019  InTouch: Website maintenance, back to school, Homeless connect
 10/16/2016  Notice to members: Website maintenance taking place Oct. 30 - Nov. 6
 9/20/2019  Notice to members: Council election results
 9/16/2019  InTouch: Marketing the benefits of chiropractic, World Spine Day, Alberta netcare portal release
 9/4/2019  Notice to members: Townhall questions/videos
 9/3/2019  Registrar's report: Defining boundaries in chiropractor-patient relationships, best practices for documentation, join us for our AGM
 8/19/2019  InTouch: new and improved website, back to school, toasty toes and more
 8/15/2019  Notice to members: President's message
 8/13/2019  Notice to members: Annual general meeting
 7/24/2019  Notice to members: Vote for the questions you want answered by council candidates
 7/15/2019  InTouch: Back to school, toasty toes, primetime segment on pediatrics
 7/9/2019  Notice to members: Meet your council candidates, submit your town hall questions
 7/4/2019  Registrar's report: Meet your Council candidates, informed consent, the value of a joint organization
 6/24/2019  Council news: June 2019
 6/20/2019  Notice to members: Message from the president
 6/19/2019  InTouch: MAPP update, CCGI research spotlight and more
 5/23/2019  InTouch: Walk for Arthritis, member spotlights, CCGI summary of concussion guidelines 
 5/9/2019  Notice to members: Message from the president, register for a member meeting
 5/6/2019  Registrar's report: Call for Council nominations, clinic-associate departures, HPA training
 4/29/2019  Notice to members: Register for an ACAC member meeting
 4/15/2019  InTouch: Walk for Arthritis sign up, benefits of being a joint organization, ACAC communications survey
 4/8/2019  Notice to members: Digital media screening update
 3/26/2019  Notice to members: Bill 21 new Standard of Practice received ministerial approval
 3/18/2019  InTouch: Scope of practice expansion, MAPP update
 3/15/2019  Notice to members: 2019/2020 early renewal now open 
 3/12/2019  Notice to members: Help chiropractors get authorization to certify the DTC
 3/6/2019  Notice to members: New advertising directive and digital media screening program
 3/4/2019  Registrar's report: Get ready for renewal, summary of recent changes to legislation, pursue netcare access
 2/26/2019  Notice to members: Bill 21 definitions and mandatory reporting
 2/20/2019  Notice to members: Dr. Todd Halowski named Registrar 
 2/19/2019  InTouch: AMSCAR recap, market research
 1/21/2019  InTouch: Dr. Kawchuk reappointed as WFC Research Chair, ACAC staff highlights
 1/7/2019  Registrar's report: Professionalism in practice, mandatory standard first aid with CPR-C