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 Mission Statement: Protecting the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation through service to our member boards.

Chicago, Illinois
April 20, 1996

RESOLUTION #1-96

Submitted by FCLB Task Force on Continuing Education

WHEREAS, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is incorporated for several purposes, including promoting greater uniformity of educational standards; and

WHEREAS, the Federation recognizes that there may exist differences from one jurisdiction to another in the continuing education requirements for licensed doctors of chiropractic; and
WHEREAS, the Federation has empaneled a task force to develop model standards for licensing boards; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Federation has directed the task force to develop a Uniform Continuing Education Application for the purpose of making the application process more cost effective for both boards and service providers; and

WHEREAS, a Uniform Continuing Education Application has now been developed with input from both Federation member boards and continuing education providers, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the Federation membership approve the Uniform Continuing Education Application and urge its member boards to utilize it whenever their jurisdictional requirements may permit.

Attachment: Uniform Continuing Education Application (Reference document amended on the floor, amendment passed with Louisiana opposed.)

Resolution passed with no opposition. 

 

RESOLUTION #2-96

Submitted for Consideration by FCLB Board of Directors 

WHEREAS, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is dedicated to supporting the regulatory boards' mission of protecting the public's health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the patient public can be endangered by the practice of chiropractic by persons with inadequate education and training; and

WHEREAS, minimum educational requirements for the practice of chiropractic have been outlined by both jurisdictional law and federally recognized accrediting agencies; and

WHEREAS, those requirements appear to have been violated by certain entrepreneurial programs which purport to teach chiropractic to non-chiropractors in a limited program of a few weekends; and

WHEREAS, such conduct falls outside professional ethics and may also be grounds for disciplinary action in certain cases; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Federation officially opposes such programs and urges its member boards pursue whatever legal remedies they may have within their jurisdictions to sanction their licensed chiropractors who participate in these programs.

Passed with no opposition.

 

RESOLUTION #3-96

Submitted for Consideration by FCLB Board of Directors and Professional Standards Committee

WHEREAS, the FCLB Bylaws are created and adopted to provide structural stability to the organization; and

WHEREAS, the Standing Committees exist to offer on-going input in defined areas to assist the membership and the Board of Directors; and

WHEREAS, the Professional Standards Committee has proven to fill a necessary and regular support niche in the committee structure, through its mission of

1. Assessing issues of professional standards deemed to be important by the member boards and the FCLB Board of Directors, and

2. Recommending to the Board of Directors and the membership model policy language and educational direction to address these issues; and

WHEREAS, there exists no other regular channel for addressing these issues within the Bylaws; and

WHEREAS, the FCLB Bylaws require that changes to the Standing Committees be addressed through Resolution to the membership as well as through the amendment process, which was properly followed; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Bylaws be amended to add the Professional Standards Committee as a Standing Committee of five members, subject to the same requirements as other Standing Committees.

Passed with no opposition.

 

RESOLUTION #4-96

 Submitted for Consideration by FCLB Board of Directors and Chiropractic College Registrars

 WHEREAS, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is incorporated for several purposes, including promoting uniform standards in operations of all chiropractic licensing boards; and

WHEREAS, the information requested from the chiropractic college registrars to verify that an applicant has successfully completed the educational program of the accredited college is essentially identical, but in different formats among the various licensing jurisdictions; and

WHEREAS, completing the forms for different jurisdictions is very time-consuming and expensive for the college registrars with limited staff resources, and

WHEREAS, the draft Universal Certification of Graduation Form has been circulated for comment among both the colleges and regulatory boards over the course of the past year to a positive response; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Federation membership approve the Certification of Pre-Chiropractic Education and Chiropractic Education form as jointly developed by the FCLB and chiropractic college registrars, and that individual boards utilize it whenever their jurisdictional requirements may permit.

Attachments: Certification of Pre-Chiropractic Education/Chiropractic Education form
Sample of varied forms currently used by boards

Passed with no opposition.

 

RESOLUTION #5-96

Submitted for Consideration by FCLB Board of Directors

WHEREAS, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is incorporated for several purposes, including promoting uniform standards in operations of all chiropractic licensing boards and uniform educational standards in the colleges teaching chiropractic; and

WHEREAS, the Council on Chiropractic Education adopted a standards revision in approximately 1993 allowing for 1% of the matriculating students to be admitted who do not meet the minimum standard admissions criteria; and

WHEREAS, those students are now beginning to complete their chiropractic education and apply for licensure; and

WHEREAS, the laws in some regulatory jurisdictions will preclude those individuals form legally applying for licensure; and

WHEREAS, the college registrars are attempting to devise a method of clearly informing the licensing boards when an individual has been admitted outside the standard minimum requirements, but that system is not yet reliably in place; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Federation adopt a position urging boards to carefully screen the pre-chiropractic educational backgrounds of all applicants for licensure, rather than relying solely on the CCE minimum standards for admission, to be certain applicants comply fully with jurisdictional legal requirements.

Passed with Washington and New Jersey opposed.

 

RESOLUTION #6-96

Submitted for Consideration by FCLB Board of Directors 

WHEREAS, the mission of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards is defined by the Certificate of Incorporation as unifying operational standards, promoting cooperation, disseminating information of mutual interest, and encouraging uniformity of educational standards; and

WHEREAS, chiropractors are registered in Australia for the same purposes of protecting the public's health, safety and welfare as licensure serves in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Australian chiropractic programs are five years in duration, and are offered within the public university system; and

WHEREAS, the responsibility for accrediting chiropractic programs in Australia is vested by law in the registration boards, and

WHEREAS, since 1994 the Joint Education Committee (JEC) of participating Australian chiropractic registration boards was formed to advise registration boards on the accreditation of Australian chiropractic programs; and

WHEREAS, prior to 1994 accreditation of Australian chiropractic programs was performed by both individual Australian registration boards and the Australian Council on Chiropractic Education (ACCE); and

WHEREAS, the Australian registration boards are satisfied that examinations equivalent to the U.S. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners are incorporated into the curricula of Australian chiropractic programs, and are prerequisites to obtaining a chiropractic degree; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Federation's member regulatory boards be encouraged to facilitate the licensure of qualified graduates of Australian chiropractic programs by recognizing the JEC recommended programs from 1994 forward, and programs prescribed by the individual Australian chiropractic registration boards and/or accreditation of programs provided by ACCE prior to 1994, allowing Australian chiropractors in good standing as confirmed by CIN-BAD and affirmation of the licensed or registered jurisdiction to qualify for licensure in the United States by either:

a. passing the NBCE examinations required by the individual U.S. jurisdiction, or

b. showing evidence of two years' practice and successful completion of the U.S. NBCE SPEC exam,

and that FCLB and JEC (Australia) have an ongoing exchange to facilitate and maintain an international reciprocity relationship at the highest standard.

Passed with no opposition.

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