October 21, 2009 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) House of Delegates (HOD) recently approved the elevation of ACA’s College on Forensic Sciences (CFS) to council status during the association’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
The new council’s charge will be to provide graduate and postdoctoral education and research in forensic sciences for forensic examiners. The council will continue to provide programs on topics such as impairment rating systems, independent medical examinations, fraud and abuse and published articles discussing functional (work) capacity and physical assessment.
In 2000, the College on Forensic Sciences worked aggressively to gain a seat in the ACA HOD and in 2002 was successful in establishing CFS as a subsidiary of the Council on Chiropractic Orthopedics.
According to Dr. Jahn, the CFS will continue its role as an advocate for quality forensic education and training programs and its work in developing clinical performance measures for evaluating impairment and disability.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org