November 12, 2018—The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors and staff learned recently that James J. Badge, DC, passed away on November 7.
NBCE President Salvatore D. LaRusso, DC, praised Badge for his legacy of ethical leadership and influence in the chiropractic profession. “Dr. Badge’s contribution to the NBCE and to our profession is profound,” he stated. “Jim will be greatly missed.”
Badge’s service included many national and international organizations. At the NBCE, Badge served in the roles of president, vice president, and district director from 1987-2005. He was instrumental in the survey and publishing of the Practice Analysis of Chiropractic, a survey conducted every five years that is used to inform item development for NBCE’s Part III and Part IV Practical Exam.
Badge also led the NBCE’s development of its International Affairs Committee to pursue the rapidly expanding use of chiropractic as a significant health care treatment modality. The work of the IAC ultimately led to the formation of the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE) whose mission is to promote international standardization of chiropractic education and assessment.
The NBCE salutes Badge for his exemplary career, his service to the National Board and to the chiropractic profession.