ACAC Statement on Alberta Health Notice of Closure for a Calgary Chiropractic Clinic
On December 7, 2020 Alberta Health issued a notice of closure to Wall Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic, a chiropractic clinic in Calgary. The notice of closure was issued for failure to comply with the provincial order for masking indoors.
The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) requires regulated members to respect and abide by all regulations, provisions and laws enacted by any order of government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, regulated members must abide by the ACAC COVID-19 Pandemic Practice Directive. The directive requires masking for chiropractors when two metres of physical distance cannot be maintained.
The ACAC has initiated the process for a review that could lead to the regulated member being suspended from practice, as provided for under the Health Professions Act.