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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
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4/13/22  1:13 pm
Commenter: Dr. Pippa Chapman, ChiroWorks, Inc.


I oppose any legislation that prohibits a licensed health care provider from following guidelines issued by the Virginia Dept of Health or the Centers for Disease Control.  As a health care provider, I base decisions about my clinic, my own health, the health of my patients and my staff on these guidelines.  To prohibit me from doing so interferes with my ability to provide safe care to may patients and a safe environment for myself and my staff to work.  Should this pass, and it becomes illegal for me to follow guidelines issued by these organizations, it may well be time for me to change to a career that does not put my own health at risk.  Our health care providers have been through enough the past two years.  Let's not risk losing anymore of that vital work force because of ongoing threats and hostile work environments, for which I believe this regulation will contribute.

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