September 20, 2010 — The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs. They have recently proposed revisions to their current Standards for Accreditation, to take effect January 2012.

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, in addition to Life West Chiropractic College, FSCO, ICA, and Palmer College of Chiropractic, has recognized several key elements within the draft standards that will undoubtedly steer chiropractic toward the allopathic model of healthcare.  

Among those proposed revisions includes:

1. The removal of the term subluxation and any references to it. 

2. The statement “without the use of drugs or surgery” has been eliminated from their description of the focus of chiropractic. 

3. The CCE has redefined the term “chiropractic primary care physician” as to no longer apply uniquely to chiropractors.

4. The draft standards recognize the “Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine” degree to be equivalent to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  It was previously reported in August 2010 that National University of Health Sciences has already begun promoting such a degree program.

This is a very serious matter, which if placed into effect, will have a profound detrimental effect on subluxation-based chiropractors and chiropractic education worldwide.

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation has created a template for submitting comments relative to these four points. All comments regarding the draft standards are due by Sept. 24, 2010. The Foundation encourages every chiropractor and chiropractic student to fill out these forms and return them to the CCE as soon as possible. 

To send your comments, click here.

Source: The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation,