March 1, 2011
In This Issue:
Conspiracy? Is CCE, FCLB,
Mexico, and National College in Cahoots ?
You don't have to be
a super spy to have seen this one
coming. Let's review some of the more recent
occurrences that have happened in chiropractic politics
- The CCE (Council on
Chiropractic Education) introduced a set of standard changes
that removed subluxation from the standards and
drastically shifted the educational requirements away from
chiropractic, and toward medicine. The profession responded
with over 3000 comments opposing the standards changes.
The CCE standards committee recommended to the CCE
Council that many of the proposed standards changes be
repealed and returned to their previous status. The CCE
Council ignored the profession, and their own committee
and moved ahead with standard changes that drastically
moved chiropractic education away from subluxation.
- National College
introduced a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree
which CCE did not oppose. National advertised this DCM
yet still only issued DC degrees. Because of this, the CCE claimed it can
not take action.
- FCLB (Federation of
Chiropractic Licensing Boards) introduced a model
practice act which also did not look like subluxation
practice. The FCLB has plans to push this act state-by-state to standardize chiropractic licenses in a
direction away from subluxation. This model practice act
includes definitions for a "Chiropractic Formulary" and a
- New Mexico changed their
law to include an "advanced chiropractor" with more
medical procedures. However, when this did not go far
enough, a bill was introduced to expand into
"chiropractic medicine". National had been teaching the
course for advanced chiropractors prior to these
changes. ICA responded in protest specifically exposing
the problems, (see
ICA response here).
- It is now reported
that the NBCE (National Board of Chiropractic Examiners) is
working on a new test, as described in the minutes
of the Washington State Quality Chiropractic
Assurance Commission, "The examination is to focus
on competencies relating to the prescribing of
(see article and links to documentation here)
In response, the NBCE denied planning or creating
such a test. However, according to
an article by Dr. Don Harrison, the ACA
had already approved the NBCE creation of advanced
chiropractic testing which would include
you look at this chain of events you will see that in each case these moves have
been made, not by a public outcry for change, and
certainly not by a majority of the chiropractic
profession. These moves have all been made behind closed doors.
They have been made by a few individuals with a specific agenda to move
chiropractic away from a traditional focus on
subluxation, and into a medical model of care. What is
even more interesting is that, in many instances, the
players in many of these organizations are the same people!
Over the years, the CCE
has changed its own rules in order to continue to have a select few
keep control. On more than one occasion,
there was the possibility that conservative subluxation-based schools, (which produce over 65% of the graduates)
would have voting control of the CCE. In each of those
instances, the group about to lose power would change the
rules to keep their minority in control. Today, the CCE
does not even remotely resemble a democratic organization
led by the schools. Instead the CCE, as it is
constituted today, is a dictatorial fascism
led by a few individuals with an agenda so removed from
chiropractic practice reality that it is hard to
comprehend that these people claim to be in the same
profession as the rest of us.
Addendum: The following
email was received from the NBCE as a response to our
article which included the NBCE. We feel it is fair to
place that text here without edit.
Dear Dr. Braile,
Your March 1, 2011 issue
of “The Information Age – Now You Know” publications is
The National Board is not
“working on a new test to focus on competencies relating
to prescribing of medications”, and Dr. Don Harrison’s
article is totally misleading as the National Board is
not subject to any action the ACA may or may not take
and does not take direction from the ACA. The National
Board is committed to providing valid, reliable and
legally defensible pre and post-licensure standardized
testing for the chiropractic profession, and the
profession is better for it. NYK!
Horace C. Elliott
Executive Vice President
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
901 54th Avenue
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The Good, the Bad, and the Subluxated! - AKA - Chiropractic in the News