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POLICY, DPC, PCP and Chiropractic: “Turning chiropractors into primary care physicians via Legislative Alchemy” ~SfSBM

The Society for Science-Based Medicine (SfSBM) — Via the magic of Legislative Alchemy, chiropractic lobbyists are trying to to convince state legislators to expand chiropractic scope of practice so they can rebrand as primary care physicians. “… bills are pending in my own state, Florida, which would allow chiropractors to enter into direct primary care agreements with patients.  (Senate Bill 240; House Bill 161) As in other states, chiropractic is defined under Florida law as the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations …”

dpc-ann-report-2016-26Jann Bellamy –  Jann J. Bellamy is a Florida attorney and lives in Tallahassee. She is one of the founders and Board members of the Society for Science-Based Medicine (SfSBM) dedicated to providing accurate information about CAM and advocating for state and federal laws that incorporate a science-based standard for all health care practitioners. She tracks state and federal bills that would allow pseudoscience in health care for the SfSBM website.  Her posts are archived here.

February 16, 2017 –New legislative sessions have begun in all but a couple of states. Unfortunately, this means more legislative alchemy (the process by which state legislatures turn pseudoscience and quackery into licensed health care practices) is brewing across the U.S. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the accrediting agency for chiropractic schools, are pushing the idea that chiropractors are primary care physicians, a topic we’ve covered extensively here on SBM. To carry out their scheme, the ACA, CCE and like-minded chiropractors need to amend the state chiropractic practice acts to broaden their scope of practice so that they are no longer limited to “detecting” and “correcting” the non-existent vertebral subluxation. Today, we look at several bills aiming do just that …

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