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TBCE to Meet Nov. 8, 2018
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 03:45 PM

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the William P. Hobby Building at 333 Guadalupe, Tower 2, Room 225 in Austin, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) will meet in open session.  Anticipated agenda items include:

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 03:34 PM

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Scott Wofford to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Mindy Neal and Debra White for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic.

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‘Travel-to-Treat’ Legislation Heads to President’s Desk for Signature
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Sunday, October 28, 2018 10:19 PM

The U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 93-6 legislation that ensures that sports health professionals traveling to another state with athletic teams remain covered by their malpractice insurance. The bill now advances to the president’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.

H.R. 302, the “Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018,” was amended to combine it with the 2018 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, guaranteeing this important provision for athletic health professionals would become law.

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ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code
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Sunday, October 28, 2018 10:05 PM

Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will likely be available to providers sometime in 2019.  Possibly placing the procedure undre the surgical section of the CPT.

ACA and APTA representatives appeared in September in Boston before the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Panel, where they together presented an application for the dry needling code that was eventually accepted. Their partnership was formed in 2009, when representatives to the CPT panel for both groups agreed that a dry needling code describing a widely used procedure was needed to enable chiropractors and physical therapists to more accurately describe their services. 

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President Signs SUPPORT Act
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Sunday, October 28, 2018 09:51 PM

President Trump has signed the bipartisan bill, H.R. 6, the Substance use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act) into law. 

This extensive legislation aims to expand access to opioid alternatives for acute and chronic pain as well as substance abuse disorder (addiction) treatments and recovery options. Specific mandates are to include resources for greater access and improved research and information on the topic. 

Important Provisions in H.R. 6 include:

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