Florida law affirms DCs can dry needle, gain credit for non-U.S. undergrad degrees
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by Chiropractic Economics
1w ago
Florida House Bill 1063, backed by the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA), was signed into law June 26 by Gov. Ron DeSantis; the legislation clarifies two issues important to DCs in current practice as well as new DC graduates seeking licensure in the state. “It’s a giant win for the profession and we applaud Governor DeSantis for bringing our seven-month exhaustive effort to a successful landing by signing House Bill 1063 to support today’s and tomorrow’s DCs, and their many patients across our state,” said David Zamikoff, DC, President of the FCA. Florida’s new law resolves two issues pr ..read more
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OneChiropractic launches fund-raising campaign against new British Columbia law
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by Chiropractic Economics
3w ago
OneChiropractic has launched a fund-raising campaign to counteract British Columbia’s Bill 36, now called the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA). Passed in November of 2022, the HPOA has been controversial since its inception, with many healthcare professionals concerned it gives the government too much control over providers and patients, and that it passed without enough public input considering its far-reaching effects. The bill, first proposed by Minister of Health Adrian Dix, is intended to replace the existing Health Professions Act. “These changes will streamline the process ..read more
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NIH to convene to discuss force-based manipulation research
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by Chiropractic Economics
1M ago
Alex H. Tuttle, PhD, Program Director The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Annual Force-Based Manipulation Investigator Meeting is quickly approaching. As noted in an NIH blog post, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), two components of NIH, have formed a consortium of researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to advance the study of the neural mechanisms of force-based manipulations. The goals of this consortium are to promote collaborations, fund pilot project activities ..read more
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ACA launches fellowship to prepare future health policy experts
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by Chiropractic Economics
1M ago
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a Health Policy Fellowship to educate doctors of chiropractic about health policy, coding and other complex issues and to prepare them to advocate on behalf of the chiropractic profession in the future, notes an ACA press release. ACA members selected to participate in the fellowship’s first cohort are: Cynthia Chapman, DC, MPH, of Occoquan, Va., Della M. Schmid, DC, MS, of Newtown, Conn., and Morgan Price, DC, of Seattle, Wash. “This is an opportunity for members to develop knowledge and skills that will expand ACA’s capacity to influe ..read more
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FCA proposed chiropractic legislation advances as lawmakers’ session hits midpoint
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by Chiropractic Economics
1M ago
As Florida state lawmakers headed into the second half of their legislative session, two proactive bills requested by the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) continued to advance through their committees, reported a Feb. 9 FCA press release. Senate Bill 1474 Senate Bill 1474 made its debut in its first Senate committee of reference, the Senate Health Policy Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Jay Trumbull (R-Panama City), the bill proposes two changes to Ch. 460, the statutes regulating chiropractic. First, the bill seeks to fix a recently discovered problem for chiropractic graduates awaiting Fl ..read more
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ICA voices opposition to adding dry needling to DCs’ scope of practice
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by Allison M. Payne
4M ago
On Feb. 14, the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) submitted a letter from ICA President Selina Sigafoose Jackson, DC, FICA, to Florida State Representatives opposing a suggested expansion to specifically include dry needling in the Florida doctor of chiropractic’s scope of practice, according to an ICA press release. The proposed legislation, “HB 1063 Practice of Chiropractic Medicine,” introduced by Rep. Christine Hunschofsky and Rep. Allison Tant, would add language allowing Florida DCs to utilize dry needling to treat trigger points and myofascial pain after completing a requir ..read more
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ACA launches fellowship to prepare future health policy experts
Chiropractic Economics
by Chiropractic Economics
4M ago
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a Health Policy Fellowship to educate doctors of chiropractic about health policy, coding and other complex issues and to prepare them to advocate on behalf of the chiropractic profession in the future, notes an ACA press release. ACA members selected to participate in the fellowship’s first cohort are: Cynthia Chapman, DC, MPH, of Occoquan, Va., Della M. Schmid, DC, MS, of Newtown, Conn., and Morgan Price, DC, of Seattle, Wash. “This is an opportunity for members to develop knowledge and skills that will expand ACA’s capacity to influe ..read more
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FCA proposed chiropractic legislation advances as lawmakers’ session hits midpoint
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by Chiropractic Economics
5M ago
As Florida state lawmakers headed into the second half of their legislative session, two proactive bills requested by the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) continued to advance through their committees, reported a Feb. 9 FCA press release. Senate Bill 1474 Senate Bill 1474 made its debut in its first Senate committee of reference, the Senate Health Policy Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Jay Trumbull (R-Panama City), the bill proposes two changes to Ch. 460, the statutes regulating chiropractic. First, the bill seeks to fix a recently discovered problem for chiropractic graduates awaiting Fl ..read more
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ICA president responds to misinformation
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by Chiropractic Economics
6M ago
According to an International Chiropractors Association press release, ICA President Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, DC, FICA, responded to an article in Lancaster Online from a medical doctor who discussed referring her pediatric patients to a DC. Given the article made negative and inaccurate information about the ICA, she submitted a full rebuttal (provided below). The editors requested a truncated response limited to 250 words. Sigafoose-Jackson agreed with the stipulation that a link to the full original letter be provided in the article. “ICA has a duty to respond to misinformation in the med ..read more
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Decision in Texas chiropractic acupuncture trial stands
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by Chiropractic Economics
6M ago
An agreement has been reached in the case of Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM) v. Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE), cementing the future of chiropractic acupuncture in Texas, says a Texas Chiropractic Association press release. The plaintiff TAAOM, the association representing the acupuncturists, has agreed not to appeal the decision delivered by a District Court in Travis County. The parties – TAAOM, defendant TBCE and the Texas Chiropractic Association, which served as an intervenor – have settled the case, bringing an end to a decade-long legal ..read more
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