To regulate and develop an international standard of care for manual osteopaths

International Osteopathic Association
International Osteopathic Association (IOA) is a self-governing body, established by the manual osteopathy profession to help regulate and develop international standard of care for manual osteopaths.

• IOA is committed to improving the health and well-being of patients anywhere in the world by assuring them of competent and ethical manual osteopathy care.

• IOA registers manual osteopaths and issues international certificate of registration to manual osteopaths.

• IOA sets requirements for entry to the manual osteopathy profession, registers manual osteopaths, sets global standards of practice and guidelines for manual osteopathy professional practice.

• IOA provides policy input as a complement to the existing national and international legislation guiding the manual osteopathy profession and all other related practices.

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The International Osteopathic Association (IOA), based in North York, Ontario, Canada, is an international professional association that promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care in manual osteopathy, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of manual osteopathy patients. On behalf of its members, IOA lobbies for pro-osteopathy legislation and policies, promotes a positive public image of manual osteopathy, supports research, and offers leadership for the advancement of the manual osteopathy profession. IOA issues international certificates of registration to manual osteopaths who are graduated from accredited manual osteopathy educational programs and who have successfully passed licensing exams. Manual osteopaths registered with IOA adhere to the code of ethics and professional guidelines set up by IOA.