Update on Essential Services

At 8:00 AM this morning, the New York Empire State Development updated the guidance on the definition of Essential Services. It has now been formalized and includes language which notes 'emergency chiropractic services' are essential.

As previously directed, all care should be urgent and necessary during this crisis. Necessary chiropractic care for workers functioning in essential business capacities may also be considered essential. Tele-Health services can be used to determine what care is essential and an emergency, as long as it is initiated by the patient. Remember to document your rationale. Please continue to use your best clinical judgment and decision making on what care is urgent and represents an emergency chiropractic service.

Here is link to updated executive order:

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026