First Nations Chiropractic Coverage Ending

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 15:08



Health Canada is apparently sticking to its plan to no longer provide coverage for chiropractic services to First Nations people.


The decision by the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch to no longer pay for the services comes into effect on Friday.


Both the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan oppose the move.


FSIN vice chief Morley Watson says it will hurt elders the most, and may result in increased reliance and dependence on medication by First Nations people.


Watson is calling on the FNIHB to fund a cost-benefit analysis before delisting the services.