In March, the Connecticut legislature’s Public Health Committee held hearings on an SB-1252 bill that would require DCs to inform patients, both in writing and verbally, of the risks and possible side effects of their treatments. Two patients who testified at the hearings attributed the strokes they suffered to chiropractic manipulation. Several states, such as Florida and Massachusetts, have incorporated specific commentary in their regulations on the subject and require written informed consent for patients before starting chiropractic care. At press time, an article on chiropractic and stroke risk was awaiting publication at Self, a popular women’s health magazine.
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