May 3, 2004
NOTE: This resolution was presented at our fall 2003 regional meetings for discussion and review by our member boards.
WHEREAS, the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) is an international organization supporting regulatory boards of chiropractic practice in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and United States; and
WHEREAS, chiropractic healthcare is expanding into every country in the world; and
WHEREAS, the mission of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards includes the establishment of best practice mechanisms for patients worldwide; and
WHEREAS, the FCLB remains ready to assist member boards and countries with a developing regulatory framework in the area of public protection; and
WHEREAS, the FCLB assumes its responsibility to encourage the best practice of chiropractic healthcare including the area of patient protection; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of a patient diagnosis is necessary for the initiation of treatment/therapeutics, case management, referral to other healthcare providers, insurance reimbursement, and reporting to public health authorities; and
WHEREAS, establishment of the patient diagnosis is in the best interest of public protection; and
WHEREAS, the practice of arriving at a diagnosis has been and is a critical component of chiropractic clinical practice; and
WHEREAS, there is confusion regarding the necessity of chiropractic diagnosis in the international community, now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the FCLB asserts its commitment to the area of patient protection by affirming its position that doctors of chiropractic arrive at a diagnosis prior to the initiation of treatment, and further
RESOLVED, that the FCLB notify member boards and developing regulatory boards of this position.
Passed, none opposed
WHEREAS, the members of the Federation last voted to raise the member dues in 1999; and
WHEREAS, operating costs continue to increase with inflation and as more services are provided to our member boards; and
WHEREAS, the current dues represent approximately 8% of the Federation’s budget; and
WHEREAS, the current dues structure is based upon the number of active licenses (with active licenses defined as those for which a renewal fee has been paid in the past two years, including resident and non-resident licenses) as follows:
|01 - 49 active licenses
|50 - 199
|200 - 499
|500 - 999
|1000 - 1499
|1500 - 1999
|2000 - 3999
and, WHEREAS, the bylaws of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards address the requirements for determining and approving the dues structure as follows:
Article X. Revenues and Dues
Section 2. Dues
Annual dues for Honorary Fellows shall be set by the Board of Directors. Annual dues for member chiropractic boards shall be determined by the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the member chiropractic boards. Any member chiropractic board whose dues are in default at the time of the annual business meeting shall be ineligible to vote.
and, WHEREAS, on May 4, 2004, the FCLB Board of Directors has approved a $100 increase per category effective for the calendar year 2005, pending approval by the member boards; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Federation increase member dues by $100 per category, effective January 1, 2005.
Passed, none opposed