Landmark Legislation Passes In The Texas Senate
SOURCE: Texas Journal of Chiropractic
The Texas Chiropractic Association reports that on Thursday, April 14, 2011, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 1001. Says the Texas Chiropractic Association:
“This landmark legislation is significant for two reasons: It allows chiropractors to form professional associations with medical doctors, and it ensures that chiropractors will be treated fairly by insurance companies that decide to cover services that can legally be provided by chiropractors and other types of practitioners. …We have been trying to pass this type of legislation for more than 20 years.”
The Senate Journal reflects that “Senator Carona offered the following amendment to the bill”: These amendments include:
“A COLLABORATION BETWEEN PHYSICIANS AND CHIROPRACTORS. a person licensed under Subtitle B, Title 3, and a person licensed under Chapter 201 are authorized to: (1) collaborate with each other in providing services to a client ….”
Title 3 is the Health Professions portion of the Occupations Code.
Subtitle B relates to Physicians.
Chapter 201 of Subtitle C relates to Chiropractors.