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TCA Files Petition for Review with Supreme Court of Texas Regarding Nerve Issue
Written by Editor   
Friday, March 01, 2019 11:00 AM

The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) has joined the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) and a filed a petition for review with the Supreme Court of Texas. Both TCA and TBCE are seeking to overturn a decision by the Third Court of Appeals in TBCE & TCA v. TMA, which threatens the future of chiropractic in Texas. Read TCA's petition for review and TBCE's petition for review.

Both the District Court in Travis County and the Third Court of Appeals in Austin previously ruled in favor of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), which successfully challenged rules adopted by TBCE regarding the lawful scope of practice for Texas chiropractors. TCA has been involved in what many have called the “VONT lawsuit.”

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Member Benefit: The Texas Chiropractic Retirement Plan
Written by Editor   
Friday, March 01, 2019 12:00 AM

Nicholas M. Boyd, Financial Advisor
Tax Favored Benefits 

The Chiropractic Retirement Plan (CRP) is off to a fast start in 2019. TCA members are signing up to define a path for their retirement investing, manage their adjusted gross income (AGI), reduce their taxes and manage their student loan payments. This type of 401(k) plan is helping to reduce expenses and expand investment advice for participating TCA members. Each employer that adopts the plan helps to further improve the cost for every other member.  Whether you are using a stand-alone 401(k), SEP, SIMPLE, Traditional IRA or nothing at all - reach out to TCA Affiliate Member Tax Favored Benefits (TFB), the manager of the CRP, for a no obligation consultation for your business. 

Since it is tax season, keep reading to learn more about how the CRP can help you manage your taxes by investing.

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President’s Message March 2019
Written by Devin Pettiet, DC   
Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 AM

February was a short month, but it didn’t feel that way. TCA was hard at work putting on TCA Legislative Day and the Texas Chiropractic Legislative Conference while, at the same time, conducting the business of chiropractic during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

For those you who made the trip to Austin for TCA Legislative Day, thank you! Our theme was “Show Your Love for Chiropractic!” and you did, big-time. In all, 500+ chiropractors, students and faculty from Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College, staff and chiropractic supporters joined us at the Capitol. Not a bad turnout for Valentine’s Day!

But TCA Legislative Day wasn’t just about numbers. The quality of the 165+ meetings was outstanding and, because of your connections, we were able to educate legislators about chiropractic and generate valuable support for pro-chiropractic legislation. Since then, we’ve been able to lock down sponsors for nearly all of bills. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!

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TCA Presents Awards at Legislative Conference
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:00 AM

The Texas Chiropractic Association recently honored two individuals at the Texas Chiropractic Legislative Conference (TCLC) at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin. Gregory Johnson, DC was awarded the TCA Chiropractic Trailblazer Award, and Ret. Staff Sargent Shilo Harris was presented with the TCA Chiropractic Advocate Award. 

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More TBCE Rules Proposals on the Way
Written by Editor   
Thursday, February 21, 2019 04:17 PM

At its January 31 meeting, the Board voted to propose a number of rule-making actions: 

  • Amendments to 22 Texas Administrative Code §78.14 (Acupuncture) and §77.4 (Misleading Claims);
  • repeal and replace §80.4 (Schedule of Sanctions); and
  • new §75.1 (Unsafe and Unsanitary Conditions).
The text of all of these will be published in the March 8, 2019, issue of the Texas Register and will be published here shortly thereafter.
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