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2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies 
2021-2022 Student Handbook & University Policies [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adjusting Without Proper Supervision Policy AS.015

LU Policy Number: AS.015

Effective Date: NR

Approval Date: NR

Revised Date: 7/28/2017

Purpose: States and clarifies guidelines and requirements regarding chiropractic adjustments by DC students

Additional Authority:

Scope: All Students of COC, Life University

Approval Authority: Provost/EVPAA

Responsible Authority: Academic Affairs-Student, Academic Affairs-Faculty and Administration,


Policy Title

Adjusting Without Proper Supervision Policy

Policy Statement

Georgia law provides that all students who perform chiropractic tasks shall be under supervision as follows:

” … Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prohibit the performance of any chiropractic task by a student enrolled in an approved chiropractic college when such student has successfully completed at least one academic year of schooling therein and when such task is performed under the supervision and direction of an authorized instructor duly licensed to practice chiropractic in this state.” OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED Section 43-9-17.

Performance of chiropractic tasks, on-or-off campus, shall be done only under the supervision and with the prior approval of Life University’s licensed clinical faculty, or other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic specifically designated by an appropriate Life University official to supervise student intern care.

Adjusting without proper supervision: Any faculty member who observes students performing chiropractic adjustments while not in a scheduled classroom or clinical setting and not under the supervision and direction of a Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed in Georgia and designated by Life University to supervise care, should secure the names of the students involved, reduce all relevant data to writing, and deliver copies of the letter to the Associate Dean of Clinics and the Director of Student Conduct for appropriate action. Such prohibited activity may also lead to prosecution, litigation and or dismissal from school.

The casual “observation” by a faculty member of a student engaging in chiropractic tasks when carried out in informal or social settings is not approved supervision or direction. Any faculty member who aids, abets or conducts such informal activity will be subject to disciplinary action, including termination.



Other Notes

NR=No records