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ACA Advocates for N.M. Chiropractic Physicians’ Right to Self-Determination

By |September 19, 2012|Scope of Practice|

Source The ACA

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today(September 13th, 2012)  filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, supporting the expertise of chiropractic physicians in that state and their right to self-determination.

ACA was compelled to file the brief after the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) joined forces with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy and the New Mexico Medical Board in a December 2011 memorandum to the court, requesting a halt to efforts by the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners to create an advanced practice training and certification program for chiropractic physicians.

In making its argument in favor of allowing New Mexico chiropractic physicians to chart their own course in this matter, ACA’s brief informs the court about the extensive educational background and training that chiropractic physicians receive today from accredited U.S. chiropractic colleges.

The brief also points out that ACA is the nation’s largest and preeminent chiropractic professional association, and that its long-established policy has been to recognize that local doctors are best equipped to determine matters of scope.

“It is ACA’s opinion that the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners should be given the same respect as other state boards and allowed to determine what is best for chiropractic physicians and patients in that state. We object in particular to actions by the ICA, as well as the state’s pharmacy and medical boards, to interfere with the will of chiropractic physicians in New Mexico and the needs of their patients,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC.

It is uncertain at this time when the court will make its final ruling on the issue.

ICA and ACA Pediatric Councils Coordinating First Joint Conference

By |October 25, 2010|News|

Source Dynamic Chiropractic

The pediatric councils of the International Chiropractors Association and the American Chiropractic Association have announced that they will team up for a joint pediatrics conference in 2011.

The conference will be held Dec. 9-11, 2011, at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. This event marks be the first time that specialty councils of the two organizations have collaborated on a single conference for the chiropractic profession. It will be a historic occasion and one that bodes well for the future of chiropractic pediatric continuing education.

“The ICA has been putting on these pediatrics conferences since 1991 and we are delighted to have the ACA Pediatrics Council join with us in 2011,” said Lora Tanis, DC, DICCP, chair of the ICA Pediatrics Council. “Since we both recognize one Diplomate program (DICCP) and we have the same vision regarding pediatric education for DCs and the care of pediatric patient, it makes sense for us to combine our energies and resources to put on one event to which everyone can come without having to choose one over the other.” (more…)