March 7, 2011 — A group of more than 50 students, faculty, and staff from Parker College of Chiropractic traveled to the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas to educate the Texas Legislature on the value and credibility of the chiropractic profession.
The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) organized the day at the capitol and encouraged chiropractors to join them in informing lawmakers. Parker representatives jumped at the opportunity to explain to legislators the training and qualifications possessed by doctors of chiropractic.
Because Parker represents education and healthcare, Parker attendees focused on vital issues from both aspects. Parker students shared personal stories with legislators and expressed why they feel so strongly about the issues. Additional topics discussed included the freedom to diagnose, the safety of chiropractic, patients’ right to choose their care providers, preserving state funded student scholarships, and more.
“It’s extremely important for us to be advocates for our patients and our profession,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic.
The group also attended a reception held by the TCA where they met with additional legislators. To assist in the outreach, contact state legislators by sending them a message provided by TCA at MyTexasDoctor.org.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu