News & Information
New Law Protects DCs Traveling With Sports Teams
Written by Editor   
Friday, October 05, 2018 09:41 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that Congress has approved legislation that will protect chiropractors who travel with sports teams by ensuring that their license and liability insurance remains in effect even when they cross state lines. 

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018, as the bill is known, was included in a larger, unrelated piece of legislation (H.R. 302) that passed the Senate overwhelmingly on Oct. 3.  The president is expected to sign the bill in the next several days.

The new law stipulates that health care services provided by a covered “sports medicine professional” to an athlete, athletic team, or team staff member in a secondary state outside that professional’s state of licensure will be covered by the appropriate medical malpractice insurance provider.

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We’re On The Clock – Contribute to the TCA PAC Today!
Written by Andrea Howard   
Thursday, October 04, 2018 02:20 PM

It’s hard to believe, but Election Day is right around the corner – Tuesday, November 6. Obviously, the race that everyone is focusing on is the one between Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke, but there are state contests that are even more important to Texans and, in particular, Texas chiropractors.

The candidates who are elected to the Texas Senate and House will make decisions at the Capitol that could impact the future of our profession, including how you can practice and your ability to run a successful business.

So, who should you vote for next month? The Texas Chiropractic Association has identified candidates in key races who were pro-chiropractic during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. Read your emails from TCA and check the Texas Chiropractic Association Facebook  page often for updates!

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TCA Fall Legislative Update
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 12:00 AM

By: Kaden Norton and Joshua Massingill, Statecraft

Halloween is almost here and soon ghosts, goblins, pirates, princesses and many other fun and frightening creatures will be knocking on your door screaming “trick or treat!” Are you prepared? Have you stopped by your local grocer to buy bags and bags of candy to satisfy the demands of your neighborhood witches and warlocks? Just as you can’t be unprepared for your trick or treaters (and be subjected to whatever “tricks” that might result), we can’t allow ourselves to be unprepared for the upcoming legislative session.

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Christine Goertz, D.C., Appointed Vice Chair of Federal Board
Written by Editor   
Monday, October 01, 2018 04:26 PM

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that ACA Senior Scientific Advisor Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, has been appointed by the Comptroller of the United States to a three-year term as vice chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors.

Dr. Goertz has been a member—and the sole chiropractor—on the PCORI board since its establishment in 2010. The board is made up of 21 representatives of the patient, general consumer, clinical, insurance, research, employer, industry, policy and other healthcare sectors. Dr. Goertz previously served in several leadership positions within the organization, including chair of PCORI’s Science Oversight and Selection committees.

PCORI was established in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. It funds research to help patients, caregivers, and their health practitioners make evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare decisions. Nondrug treatment for pain is among PCORI’s research priorities.

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Call for Nominations for P. A. Willmon Memorial Award
Written by Editor   
Monday, October 01, 2018 12:00 AM

The P. A. Willmon Memorial Award is an award presented by the Texas Chiropractic Association to recognize a recipient from, or serving the people of a rural area. 

If you are aware of a TCA member who is from a rural area of fewer than 100,000 or who has served the TCA and/or chiropractic patients within a rural area, please forward a nomination and your reasons for consideration to the TCA office at 1122 Colorado, suite 307, Austin, TX 78701.

Deadlines for nomination are January 19th, 2019.

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