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Governor Nathan Deal Proclaims March 2015 Chiropractic Month in Georgia

Chiropractors, students, and patients celebrated Chiropractic Day at the Georgia Capitol on February 19th taking photos with the Governor as he delivered the annual proclamation declaring March as Chiropractic Month in Georgia. While at the capitol, GCC board members and legislative committee members met with various legislators who have supported Chiropractic in Georgia. 

    


2015 GA Legislature Wild Hog Supper

GCC Board Members and Leaders Join Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Other Georgia Legislators in Celebrating the Opening of Georgia's 2015 Legislative Session .

  

 

  


 

Subluxation Awareness 


Georgia Governor Presents Proclamation to GCC
 

September 23, 2014, GA State Capital, Atlanta   
 

Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal,  once again presented a proclamation proclaiming September to be Subluxation Awareness Month to the Leadership of the GCC.  The presentation took place at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 

The proclamation notes the health concerns of subluxations and declares September as a month of education and outreach, "I, Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim September 2014, as Subluxation Awareness Month in Georgia."  (Click on  proclamation thumbnail to read full proclamation)

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2014 GA Legislature Wild Hog Supper

GCC Board Members and Leaders Join Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Other Georgia Legislators in Celebrating the Opening of Georgia's 2014 Legislative Session .


GCC GCA Joint Legislative Meeting

GCC Board Members and Leaders met with GCA Board Members and Leaders on Tuesday, December 10th for discussions regarding Georgia Senate Bill 261 which will be processed in the upcoming 2014 session of the Georgia Legislature.  For more information about the meeting or about Senate Bill 261, contact GCC's Legislative Chair, Dr. Brad Pizza or GCC President, Dr. Awais Butt .

 

Chiropractic Day 2012

Georgia Chiropractors visited Governor Nathan Deal and other Legislators on February 28th at the Georgia Capitol where Governor Deal presented a proclamation declaring March as Chiropractic Month in Georgia.

GA Legislature Wild Hog Supper 2012

GCC Leaders and Members Join Georgia Legislators in Celebrating the Opening of Georgia's 2012 Legislative Session.

 

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Subluxation Awareness

GA Governor Signs Proclamation

Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal, presented a proclamation proclaiming September 2011 to be Subluxation Awareness Month.  (Click pn image for larger picture) The presentation took place at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Click here for press release.

The proclamation notes the health concerns of subluxations and declares September as a month of education and outreach, "I, Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim September 2011, as Subluxation Awareness Month in Georgia."  (Click on  proclamation thumbnail to read full proclamation)

  Subluxation Awareness, initially started by the Georgia Council of Chiropractic, is a nonprofit foundation that organizes events designed to educate the public about subluxations. Doctors, organizations, corporations and private individuals can participate in these programs which will consist of public education about the health consequences of vertebral subluxation. September of each year will be the main culmination of the Subluxation Awareness events . For more information please visit: www.subluxationawareness.org.

 

 

 


GCC takes stand on CCE and encourages others to participate

Governor Deal Proclaims March 2011 to be Chiropractic Month

Thursday, March 3, 2011 was Chiropractic Day at the Georgia Capitol.  Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation declaring the month of March as Chiropractic Month.  GCC leaders and members also met with their Georgia Representatives; forming relationships to benefit chiropractic and influence legislation to promote and protect chiropractic in the future.

 

Issue:
GCC Board Member helps New Mexico Chiropractors fight for Principled Chiropractic  

GCC Board Member, Dr. Lou Hilliard (Mableton, GA), traveled to New Mexico in March to help DCs there in the fight against HB127, legislation trying to change the definition of chiropractic in that state by giving certain chiropractors ability to prescribe legend drugs.  Shown above with the Governor of New Mexico, Cindy Martinez,  and one of his fraternity brothers, Dr. Damnian Cato, a chiropractor in New Mexico; Dr. Hilliard was one of several chiropractors from around the country who traveled to New Mexico to show their opposition for HB127 and their support for the principles of chiropractic. 

 

 

 

Georgia Council of Chiropractic president, Dr. Braile, speaks before the US Department of Education’s, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), concerning the Council on Chiropractic Education’s (CCE) reaccreditation.

 
Click here for press release.

Click here for GCC article on USDE NACIQI hearing on CCE.

Click here for transcript of GCC testimony .

Click here for NACIQI Staff report on CCE

Image Copy of Article from Chronicles of Higher Education on CCE and hearing.

 


 

Issue:
Council on Chiropractic Proposed Standards Change

The GCC believed that the CCE's recently proposed changes to the educational standards represented the gravest threat to chiropractic in recent history. The GCC took imediate action and urged all DCs to participate in this crisis. Immediately below are the GCC's responses and several options on how doctors of chiropractic should have responded. Below this is a more detailed explanation of the issue that will help you navigate through this crisis.

Select from the list below to see GCC responses.  The GCC took a leadership role in helping DCs understand and participate in a timely manner.. We would like to thank Dr. Steve Welsh for all the work he has put in on preparing these responses.

GCC response letter to CCE.

Response form #1 Response form #6
Response form #2 Response form #7
Response form #3 Response form #8
Response form #4 Response form #9
Response form #5 Response form #10

Please read the information below and be ready for future action.

The GCC takes URGENT ACTION !

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is considering dramatically revised new standards for chiropractic institutions that fundamentally alter the focus of chiropractic education by the proposed removal of virtually every chiropractic-specific definition and requirement .  While there are many issues that should concern every principled chiropractor, there are four key changes we strongly believe must be reversed.  These are: 

  1. A proposal to expand the degree programs accredited by the CCE beyond the D.C. degree to “equivalent” degree offerings.

  2. The elimination of any and all references to the concept of subluxation, vertebral subluxation, or vertebral subluxation complex.

  3. The elimination of the section addressing the “Purpose of Chiropractic Education” which includes the references to the profession being oriented toward health care “without the use of drugs and surgery.”

  4. The modification of the term and definition of “Chiropractic primary care physician.”

If the proposed standards, which are scheduled to take effect in 2012, are adopted we would be nothing more than a glorified manual therapist. Nowhere do the proposed Standards define chiropractic . They could be for nursing, dental, physical therapy or even medical education.  This would represent a major step backward for the chiropractic profession and open the door for a dramatic re-direction of chiropractic in a medical direction.

Click here to view the full text of the latest version of the proposed CCE Standards online.

CCE was accepting comments from the field and you had an opportunity to make your voice heard on these critical changes.  CCE has provided a format through which to submit comments via fax.  Click here to print out a faxable comment form. The time for comments has expired as of September 24, 2010, however, the GCC will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed.

The Council on Chiropractic Education
Fax: (480) 483-7333

The deadline for receiving comments has closed on September 24th.

The ICA developed model comments you may review for ideas and concepts on which to build your personal comments.  Please click here to view these model comments.  Many doctors used the faxable comment form to submit their feedback to CCE.

Life West has provided an excellent comparison of the proposed and current educational standards of the Council On Chiropractic Education.  Dr. Clum sums up his following concerns by noting that the items in the CCE Standards revision indicate an attempt to move the profession as follows:

a. Toward the Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine perspective
b. Away from the use of the term subluxation
c. Toward the inclusion of drug therapy
d. Away from being a drugless discipline
e. Toward a generalized common definition of primary care as used in primary medicine.
f. Away from any definition of chiropractic and what a chiropractor does.

Here are some tips to filling in the CCE comment form:

Field 1) Please indicate you are a FIELD PRACTITIONER (DC)
Field 2) You can LEAVE BLANK
Field 3) Add your own general comments (see points a-f from Dr. Clum above)...be specific and clear
Field 4) You can LEAVE BLANK
Field 5) Add your personal information

The deadline for submitting your comments has past as of September 24, 2010 so NOW WE WATCH!

 

 

 

 

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