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Chiropractic Wins Big in Texas Legislative Session
Written by William Morgan, DC   
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 09:59 AM

It’s no secret that some in the medical profession have long sought to curtail chiropractic’s ever-increasing prominence and recognition as an important branch of healthcare.

While great strides have been made in recent years, due to many in the medical profession recognizing the value of chiropractic integration and collaboration with mainstream healthcare, in the state of Texas those representing the state medical association have virtually sought to eliminate the profession, viewing chiropractic as unwelcome competition for healthcare dollars.

Indeed, this year has seen the most aggressive assault on the chiropractic profession in the history of Texas, with a flurry of proposals put forward that could have gutted much of the autonomy, scope of practice, and rights of chiropractors across the state.

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CHIROPRACTIC GAINS GROUND DURING TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:57 AM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed three bills of interest to the chiropractic profession into law.

Senate Bill 304, continuing the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) and upholding the right of licensed doctors of chiropractic in Texas to diagnose patients. It caps a historic legislative session for the chiropractic profession in Texas.

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2017: A GOOD Legislative Session for Chiropractic
Written by Editor   
Monday, May 29, 2017 10:18 PM

New laws ensure that Chiropractic continues as a licensed profession in Texas, that DCs can now easily form partnerships with other medical practitioners and may legally withhold concussed student athletes from practice or play.

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Chiropractic Sunset Bill Nearing Adoption
Written by Editor   
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:37 AM

SB 304 relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has passed in the house. It has already passed the senate. It will shortly be on its way for the governor's signature.  Here are the facts about SB 304 (highlights are for convenience).  You may read the full text of the bill here.  

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What Makes Texas State Politics Unique?
Written by Editor   
Monday, May 01, 2017 12:47 PM

What is unique about Texas politics?  Learn some of the particularly unique aspects such as low pay for legislators that may discourage middle-class citizens from seeking state office, thus attracting a particular elite or poor segment of society, rather than a diverse population. Campaigning for government office in Texas is slanted toward the well-off likely to include members of the medical profession and result in more bias against non-medical entities.

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