Child Safety: Chiropractic
Written by American Chiropractic Association   
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 AM
Medical College of Wisconsin Would Consider Master's for Chiropractors
Written by Editor   
Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 AM

The Medical College of Wisconsin would consider developing a master’s program for doctors of chiropractic if the state creates a new type of health care provider focused on basic spine and musculoskeletal conditions and with the authority to write prescriptions.  The medical school stressed that it is not endorsing the proposal.

"It's in everybody's best interest to ensure that those who would take advantage of the legislation receive appropriate training," said Joseph Kerschner, a physician and dean of the school of medicine at the Medical College.

It would mark the first time a medical school developed a program for chiropractic doctors, according to the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.  Doctors of chiropractic would have to complete an accredited master’s program and 500 hours of clinical training to become primary spine care practitioners. Primary Spine Care Practitioners would be licensed by both the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board and the Chiropractic Examining Board.  Chiropractic doctors are licensed only by the Chiropractic Examining Board.

Wisconsin Chiropractic, Massage, and Primary Spine Care Practitioners
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 04:03 PM

In Wisconsin the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA) is in the midst of their legislative session and they have a few situations of interest. 

Primary Spine Care Practitioner

A second situation involves a piece of legislation creating a Primary Spine Care Practitioner (PSCP).  The legislation purports to allow those doctors of chiropractic who CHOOSE to take additional education to receive additional licensure by the Medical Examining Board.  PSCP’s would be dually licensed as Doctors of Chiropractic by the Chiropractic Examining Board and as Primary Spine Care Practitioners by the Medical Examining Board.

Opioid Epidemic Contributors: NOT Chiropractic
Written by American Chiropractic Association   
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:00 AM
Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Education & Training
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  Physicians, in the eyes of the AMA, should be the supervising team leader in every instance.  Non-physicians, in every instance, should stay under the supervision of a physician.

However, organized medicine agrees that non-physician practitioners should provide treatment "within their scope of practice consistent with their education and training."  

ExcerptAMA supports the following elements that should be considered when planning a team-based care model according to the needs of each physician practice:  Non-physician practitioners are focused on providing treatment within their scope of practice consistent with their education and training as outlined in the agreed upon treatment plan or as delegated under the supervision of the physician team leader.

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