July 20, 2010 — Previously, we reported on a lawsuit between the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).
The TMA filed the lawsuit in November 2006 in an effort to nullify the TCBE’s rules that permit doctors of chiropractic to perform needle electromyography (EMG) and spinal manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). TMA further challenged the legality of licensed DCs to render a diagnosis as a part of their scope of practice.
Last week, two matters were heard in this lawsuit, including the Texas Chiropractic Association’s (TCA) “standing” to be a party in the suit. In addition, the August trial date was postponed. Click here for all of the details.
ACA continues to support the efforts of the TBCE and TCA. Earlier this year, the ACA Board of Governors authorized the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund (NCLAF) to allocate up to $10,000 in funds to combat the lawsuit.
Whatever the rulings, your help is needed. Every member of the chiropractic family, including patients, vendors and healthcare providers from all professions, is encouraged to support this defense of the chiropractic profession.
To contribute to the litigation fund, go to www.chirotexas.org and click on the “Donate” menu selection.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org