Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s District meetings in Palm Springs, California; Palm Beach, Florida; and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It was a pleasure to meet with all of you. Special thanks to the California Chiropractic Association, Keiser University, and Standard Process for their contributions. Also, thanks to the district representatives of the NBCE.
DISTRICT MEETING UPDATE
This year’s FCLB regional meeting focused on many challenges currently facing regulators, including the opioid epidemic and dry needling.
As in past years, the roundtable discussions sparked the greatest collaboration. Some of the hot issues we discussed were online CE parameters, multi-disciplinary clinics, and CBD products.
The FTC/Supreme Court decision continues to be of great interest. Many boards are just beginning find out how this decision will affect board operations. We’ll keep you updated.
Specialty certifications are a big issue for all of our boards. How do boards evaluate the validity of certifications? How do advertising rules apply so that patients aren’t misled about the quality of training involved?
As we discussed at the meeting, I encourage all of our boards to take a close look at their operations and make whatever changes are necessary to keep them effective and efficient. Consider training for new board members as well as yearly self-evaluations.