It is the mission of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics to preserve, promote and protect the practice of chiropractic orthopedics for its members and for the benefit of the patients.
The objectives of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics are to:
Generally, a CCO Member or candidate has the obligation to
Section A Compliance with Laws, Policies, and Rules Relating to the Profession
Section B Professional Practice Obligations
Section C Requirements Related to Research and Professional Activities
Section D Conflict of Interest and Appearance of Impropriety Requirements
Section E Compensation and Referral Disclosure Requirements
Section F Confidentiality Requirements
Section G Misconduct Prohibitions
"Chiropractic Orthopedics is defined as that branch of chiropractic medicine that includes the continued acquisition of knowledge relative to both normal functions and diseases of the human body as they relate to the bones, joints, capsules, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, their complete neurological components, referred organ systems and contiguous tissues; AND the development and perfection of skills relative to health maintenance when such exists and when not, the investigation, historical review, physical detection, correlative diagnosis development and complete management of any disorder within the bounds defined herein; AND the delivery of the combined knowledge and skill on a primary basis to patients who both need and desire this service to the eventual outcome of remission, whenever resolution is not readily achievable."