The Chiropractic Society of Texas stands against scope expansion to the profession of chiropractic.
The CST believes that the continued attempt at expanding our scope will:
- Continue to garner attacks by other professions. (Currently the TMA lawsuits)
- Decrease chiropractic's utilization rate. (Approx. 4.12% ref. Health Research and Education)
- Lessen the importance of the Vertebral Subluxation to an individual's health. (Evidenced by utilization rate)
At present, there are 2 major House Bills pending in Texas. These bills are important, as they continue the ongoing attempts at chiropractic scope expansion within Texas.
- Oppose H.B. 1174 Specifically, allowing chiropractors to asses individuals for their “mental capability” to "operate a school bus safely" is not within the practice of chiropractic, and infringes on the medical profession, thus broadening our scope of chiropractic. This bill, if approved, will become an Act, and take effect September 1, 2015.
- Oppose H.B. 1231 This will broaden the scope of chiropractic to include concussion screening responsibilities within athletic programs at schools. We agree that a child suffering a possible concussion should be checked for the presence of Vertebral Subluxation. However, this bill would charge chiropractors to screen for concussions on the field. Screening an individual for anything other than Vertebral Subluxations will broaden the scope of chiropractic. This bill, if approved, will become an Act, and take effect September 1, 2015.
We plan to make your voice heard for Chiropractic in the State of Texas. Please help us by having your Chiropractic friends join in this mission. Become a member of the Chiropractic Society of Texas here.