The first meeting of the chiropractic licensing boards was held in 1919. The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards became an organization officially in 1926, with different names over the years.
Our purposes are detailed in the Certificate of Incorporation. In summary, these deal with maintaining high, uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation, discipline, and education.
The corporation is non-profit, deriving its income from member dues, directory sales, financial donations and conference fees. Dues are based on the number of active chiropractic licenses.
The FCLB serves as a clearinghouse and forum for the discussion of important political issues. The annual conference and district meetings provide an opportunity for a healthy exchange of ideas and viewpoints, as well as unified adoption of resolutions protecting the profession's examining regulatory standards and ultimately the consumer public.
The CIN-BAD system offers several informational databases to member boards and other subscribers. CIN-BAD's ever-expanding databases are increasingly significant to regulatory boards, chiropractic colleges, managed care providers, law enforcement, and the public.
Eligible members of the FCLB include boards having jurisdiction to license or regulate the practice of chiropractic in the states, provinces, commonwealths or territories of the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and other countries.
Current board members, as well as those who have served on a board within the last five years, may participate as Fellows in FCLB activities, including holding office or serving on standing committees. Those who have ever served on a chiropractic regulatory board are Honorary Fellows, privileged to attend the annual business meeting. Other organizations with an interest in chiropractic licensure are also active with the Federation.
The purpose of the FCLB is to protect the public and to serve our member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation. The FCLB does not necessarily endorse or support views and opinions included in the material provided. The information appearing on the website is intended to provide information about the activities, programs, and services of the FCLB. This information is ADVISORY ONLY and the visitor to this website assumes sole responsibility for any decisions made based upon its content. The FCLB disclaims all warranties regarding such information, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any warranty as to the quality, accuracy, or suitability of this information for any particular purpose.
Visitors are encouraged to seek competent legal, regulatory and health care advice from licensed providers or from appropriate regulatory entities on all issues.
Links to Other Web Sites
Consistent with its mission statement and non-profit status, FCLB policy limits its links only to a select group of sites:
The licensing boards that are members of the FCLB;
Organizations in which the FCLB has membership, or to which the FCLB has voting representation;
Organizations which are determined to be consistent with FCLB's Mission Statement;
Visitors are encouraged to use one of the many Internet search engines to locate other chiropractic websites.