WFC Policies and Protocols
Mission, Values, Purposes & Policies
1. The recognition and acceptance of chiropractic in every country on a universal minimum standard for education and scope of practice.
2. Appropriate chiropractic legislation in every country.
3. Establish WFC Congress as one of the world's leading original research meetings
4. Obtain full cultural authority, including as powerful a voice as any other profession in health policy
5. Unify the profession in each country, with 90% of chiropractors being members of their national associations.
6. Achieve a $50 million endowment fund by 2030
7. Establish the WFC as the foremost source for government and all on information on the chiropractic profession.
1. The profound significance and value of the chiropractic in health care.
2. The importance of high standards of professionalism, particularly in the areas of research, education and practice.
3. Inclusiveness and collaborative relationships within and outside of the chiropractic profession.
4. The power of unity within the profession and of speaking with one voice.
1. To protect and promote chiropractic and the chiropractic profession, including its identity at the international level.
2. To offer impartial forums for debate and exchange of information.
3. To promote unity via consensus within the profession.
4. To serve and represent its members, in part as an informed resource center for the profession.
5. To influence and improve health care worldwide
The Chiropractic Profession
- Adoption of the ACC Paradigm (2001)
- Use of the Title Chiropractor (2001, amended 2003)
- General Dictionary Definition of Chiropractic (1999)
- Use of Prescription Drugs (1999)
- Use of Diagnostic Imaging in Chiropractic Practice (1991)
International Protocols - Chiropractic
- Non-interference and Respect for National Authority (1999)
- International Charter for the Introduction of Chiropractic Education (1997, amended 2001)
This policy relates primarily to activities by chiropractic colleges and their faculty members, but is also relevant to individual chiropractors providing education in another country.
- Communication Protocols on Education and Research (1995)
This policy relates to all educational and research initiatives planned by chiropractic colleges, organizations or individuals from one country for performance in another country.
- Notificiation of International Projects (1991)
- Courses by Chiropractors for Non-chiropractors in Joint Adjustment and in Clinical Skills except Joint Adjustment
This policy relates to all clinical education provided by duly qualified chiropractors.
- Seminars for Non-chiropractors in Another Country (1991)
This policy relates specifically to seminars provided by chiropractic colleges, organizations or individuals from one into another country.
Public Health and Miscellaneous Issues
- WFC Policy Statement - Support for WHO's Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (2007)
- Resolution on Observer Status for Taiwan at the WHO and Related Matters
- Policy on Tobacco (2003)
- Support for WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative (2003)
- Use of Body Restraint Devices in Motor Vehicles (1991)