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The Alamo, Part 2: The Texas Medical AssociationContinues to Suppress Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: TMA has gone up to bat against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) in the past to fight rule changes that would expand chiropractors’ scope. In 2006, TMA took TBCE to court to invalidate the board’s adoption of rules that would have allowed chiropractors to make diagnoses and perform needle electromyography (EMG) and spinal manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). In 2012, an appellate court invalidated TBCE’s rules allowing EMG and MUA, but it said it had no jurisdiction to consider the diagnosis rule. TMA appealed the diagnosis decision to the Texas Supreme Court the same year, but in 2013, the high court decided not to hear the case. The issue of chiropractors diagnosing medical conditions is not yet resolved. […]