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You have an excellent question and it is good that you are thinking ahead about this. As you well know the professional licensing boards have over the last decade or so focused strongly on sexual misconduct of health professionals and boundary issues.
In regard to the Colorado State Board of Chiropractic the Board has adopted Rule 25 which you can find here:
The Rule prohibits you from using your position as Chiropractor to influence a patient to have asexual relationship with an existing patient. BUT it does also allow you to provide treatment to persons with whom you have a relationship.
The test for the Board seems to be which relationship began first. Since you did not meet this woman in the patient setting you have the best argument that she is a friend and not a patient. If you are not charging her for treatment and not treating her in your office setting that also indicates that the relationship is personal and not professional.
You can pursue your relationship with this woman and provide her some ancillary care since it appears clear that the relationship is personal and not professional.
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