The Chiropractors Act of 1994 established The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) with a statutory register for chiropractors (310). The title “chiropractor” is protected, and GCC
regulates and develops the chiropractic profession. It is a criminal offence to claim to be a chiropractor if not registered with the GCC (311, 312).
Chiropractic in the UK is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Chiropractor is a directly related regulated profession with the title “Chiropraktor” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 3762. General system of recognition – application (primary or secondary to be defined). Qualification level: PS4- Diploma of postsecondary level (exactly 4 years)(7).
5. DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22) Amended up to March 2011, (2005).
7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/regprof/index.cfm?fuseaction=regProf.index.
310. Chiropractors Act 1994, chapter 17, with amendments, The Parliament(1994).
311. Bonnet J. Complementary medicine information pack for medical care groups. www.fih.org.uk: DH( Department of health); 2000.
312. The General Chiropractic Council (GCC). The General Chiropractic Council (GCC).
http://www.gcc-uk.org/page.cfm2012 [cited 2012 January 11]; Available from: http://www.gccuk.org/page.cfm.