May 8, 2008 — The Council on Chiropractic Practice (CCP) is in the final phase of completing the third edition of the CCP’s Clinical Practice Guideline: Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice.
The CCP is asking for donations to complete the review, publication, and dissemination of the document. It will be published by the National Guidelines Clearing House, and sent to all members of the chiropractic community as well as to health ministries worldwide through an online hosting service.
During the next two months, the document will be finalized by the CCP guidelines panel and sent to outside reviewers, chiropractors, representatives of chiropractic colleges, state boards, and other community stakeholders for their critical review and comments.
According to CCP, this edition is an update of the evidence-based literature underlying subluxation-centered chiropractic. It responds to the changing scientific, clinical, legal, and reimbursement environments and has added new sections as well as a systematic review and update.
The committee has studied more than 400 peer-reviewed documents during the period (2003-2008) since the last edition. The guidelines are scheduled to be reviewed and updated every five years.
The CCP Guidelines are not to be confused with the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP). Both organizations were formed in 1995.
According to its Web site, the CCP was “established with the mission of developing evidence-based guidelines, conducting research, and performing other functions that will enhance the practice of chiropractic for the benefit of the consumer.”
The CCP says it is “an apolitical, non-profit organization, and is not affiliated with the ACA, ICA, WCA, FSCO, COCSA, FCLB, or any state association.”
According to the CCGPP Web site, CCGPP “was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Council on Chiropractic Education, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, International Chiropractors Association, National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research to create an equitable chiropractic practice document.”
For more information on CCP, go to www.ccp-guidelines.org. For more information on CCGPP, go to www.ccgpp.org.