Vision Statement: The FCLB is the premier international resource for information and consolidated services for ensuring the safe, ethical practice of chiropractic
Mission Statement: Protecting the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regultation through service to our member boards.


Highlights from the FCLB


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.


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.  



Our Chiropractic Information Network – Board Action Databank is getting ready to come to you!  A complete system upgrade was recently launched with a new look and a new feature.  The Action Notification System (ANS) will allow your board to register your full licensee list in CIN-BAD and get immediate notifications whenever actions are reported for one of your doctors.  Keep an eye out for beta testing soon.


In FCLB news, the PACE program is growing.  Following a resolution put forth at our Phoenix conference in which members voted to encourage PACE participation from every board, we’ve added new services and flexibility for PACE boards and PACE users.  If your board currently accepts PACE, please consider asking your staff to add a link to your website.  Helping licensees find quality CE can streamline your processes significantly.  

Additionally, we now have online access to CE reports for any licensees who’ve taken a PACE course.  When it’s time to audit your licensee’s continuing education, chiropractors with PACE credits can simply click to send an email report directly to your board.  No more paper tsunamis!


Another service available to your board is the Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant (CCCA) program.  As more boards look at patient safety and chiropractic assistants, the need for uniform standards is increasing.  Like all of our programs and services, the CCCA is designed so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  If you are considering language to regulate chiropractic assistants, please contact us to learn how this program might help your board.




Does your board have provisions for DCs who travel with sports teams or offer disaster relief?  A recent FCLB PowerPoll shows that only 17 member boards offer a temporary license that allows travel to treat.  Consider checking out the FCLB’s model language to include this important service for your jurisdiction’s patients.



Chiropractic board administrators and legal advisor committees are looking forward to another great meeting during the FCLB’s annual conference in Mission Bay, California.  We are already hard at work collecting agenda topics and look forward to posting further details online after the first of the year.