February 24, 2011 — The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation recently reported on New Mexico House Bill 127, which would authorize a “certified advanced practice chiropractic physician to prescribe and administer any dangerous drug or controlled substances subject to approval by the chiropractic board and within the physician’s clinical specialty.”
Additionally, “the existing statutory prohibition against chiropractors performing invasive procedures, operative surgery, and prescription or use of controlled or dangerous drugs is eliminated.”
A revision of HB127 would establish a formulary and certification process for the inclusion of drugs in chiropractic. The new version does not use the term “any” in reference to drugs.
Revised HB127 includes the medical and pharmacy boards into the process of developing a formulary. This version also provides for a “conditional prescription certificate,” and a “prescription certificate.” It would still enable the use of prescription drugs by qualified certified advanced practice chiropractic physicians.
Source: Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, http://vertebralsubluxation.health.officelive.com