The ACA Moving in a Whole New Direction

We’re moving in a whole new direction. We took a hard look at the often unhealthy ways we’ve related to each other and to the larger world of health care. Then we realized it was time to change our way of thinking, working and getting along.

Starting today, ACA is moving in a healthier direction.

  • We will accept the most principled and dedicated DCs.
  • We will expect every member to sign our new Pledge of Professional Values.
  • We will meet patients where they are in their treatment.
  • We will be more collaborative with other health care professionals.
  • We will insist on evidence-based practices.
  • We will abide by our newly-adopted treatment guidelines so patients will know that working with an ACA chiropractor means the highest level of care.
  • We will make the ACA logo the symbol of only the finest chiropractic care available.

There’s no time to waste. The world is changing quickly. And we need to change with it. If you want to be part of the movement that will transform our profession, join us. Or, if you’re already a member, recommit yourself to the important work that needs to be done.

With your help, ACA will represent a standard that’s simply “Hands Down Better

The power to change our profession is in your hands.

Our pledge to transform our organization begins with your commitment to our new Pledge of Professional Values.

The pledge ensures that every ACA member commits to only the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, respect and collaboration. Period. It’s part of our plan to make sure that patients and fellow health care professionals know where to find the most principled and dedicated DCs.

ACA, the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States, attracts the most principled and accomplished chiropractors, who understand that it takes more to be called an ACA chiropractor. We are leading our profession in the most constructive and far-reaching ways – by working hand in hand with other health care professionals, by lobbying for pro-chiropractic legislation and policies, by supporting meaningful research and by using that research to inform our treatment practices. We also provide professional and educational opportunities for all our members and are committed to being a positive and unifying force for the practice of modern chiropractic.

Membership Qualifications

Unless otherwise excepted, applicants for ACA membership must be graduates of a course of four (4) academic years at a chiropractic college having status with an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or an agency having a reciprocal agreement with the recognized agency. Students may be granted limited ACA membership by way of membership in the college SACA chapter. Unless otherwise excepted, applicants must be licensed to practice chiropractic. =Applicants must adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics.

No qualified Doctor of Chiropractic is to be denied membership solely on the grounds of his exercise of practice rights in any particular area of practice, when lawful under the licensing act relation to chiropractic practice in his/her state.

Membership Categories

ACA membership is divided into voting and non-voting categories. All ACA memberships are 12-month memberships, renewed by anniversary date. Voting members appear in in ACA’s online patient directory, Find Your ACA Doctor.

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