Texas Chiropractic Association
TDSH/TBCE Ebola Update
Friday, October 17, 2014 06:06 AM
The Texas Department of State Health Services encourages health care providers to ask patients about recent travel and consider Ebola in patients with fever and a history of travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and some parts of Nigeria within 21 days of the onset of symptoms.

Click here for information and resources regarding Ebola: Ebola Update.
Chiropractic "Did You Know"
Thursday, October 09, 2014 05:25 PM

The American Chiropractic Association has released some Key Facts about the Chiropractic Profession.  The choice is simple, did you know:

  • There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams and be state licensed.
  • There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.
TBCE Proposes to Rewrite the Rules of Chiropractic
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 07:19 AM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has undertaken a comprehensive review of its rules.  It is now proposing rules changes as a result of that review.  These proposals will be considered by the TBCE at upcoming meetings of the board.  

They are published in the TBCE Rules Proposal menu selection under the Texas Chiropractic Register (Web News).  CLICK HERE.  Rules are generally arranged by rule number, but are published in the general order they were published in the Texas Register.

Conservative Care First
Thursday, September 25, 2014 09:27 AM
Sunset Commission Votes to Recommend that Chiropractors be Removed from Performing School Physicals
Thursday, August 14, 2014 11:34 AM
On Wednesday August 13, 2014, the Sunset Commission reviewed and voted on their recommendations for the University Interscholastic League.  
As part of this vote, State Representative Four Price, vice-chair,  introduced a “modification” to the recommendation that "would require the pre-participation evaluation form required for each student participating in a UIL athletic activity to be signed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced nurse practitioner, as well as the student and the student’s parent or guardian and direct the UIL to amend its contest rules accordingly.”  The effect of this modification of the Sunset Commission's report on the UIL is "what that does is it eliminates chiropractors, a group that is conducting those physicals right now."  *
The modification was adopted by the Sunset Commission by a vote of 7 in favor and 5 agains.  Both the chair and vice-chair voted in favor of the modification.
In favor of removing chiropractors from UIL pre-participation were: