2021 Legislative Agenda

As you may know, our lobbyist worked very hard on getting us the option to take all 40-hours of CE’s online. 

Now, they are chomping at the bit for another challenge and want to hear from you! 

What concerns do you have for our Chiropractic Profession? 

We want to see everyone succeed and I know at times there are obstacles that may seem like a high hurdle to jump over.  However, with the assistance of our lobbyist ANYTHING is possible.  

With your ideas lets revolutionize the Chiropractic Profession in the State of Florida.  

Please click the blue “leave a comment” button below to express what you would like for us to achieve for you in the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session.

32 thoughts on “2021 Legislative Agenda

  1. During these challenging pandemic times it is vital to be able to do classes on line. I signed up for fcs Naples and I’m very nervous about the attendance and risking a exposure to Covid.

  2. Being young to the profession (three years practicing) and looking to the future of chiropractic, an expansion in scope would be the next step. I think if chiropractors could have the ability to preform trigger point injections and prescribe mild level medication. This will remove many barriers that patients have to go through to get immediate relief while still educating the
    about the benefits of chiropractic care. New Mexican chiropractors have this scope already in place. Nationalizing this discipline will open other opportunities for chiropractors to be more respected and recognized.

  3. i believe the chiropractic profession needs to make advancements to stay relevant. i think the ability to have prescription rights would help the profession and more importantly the patients. it is demeaning to have to send my patients back to their PCP for simple anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxers and or short term pain meds.

  4. I HAVE 2 THINGS FOR US TO ADDRESS WITH THE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE.
    MAYBE 3..
    1) WHY MUST A CANDIDATE GRADUATE FROM A CCE ACCREDITED SCHOOL JUST TO TRY TO TAKE OUR BOARD? WE SHOULD REMOVE THAT CLAUSE THAT GIVES A MONOPOLY TO THE WORST ANTI CHIROPRACTIC ORGANIZATION OUT THERE.
    2) WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT LANGUAGING FOR OUR STATE PRESERVES THE DIAGNOSIS AND REMOVAL OF ‘VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION COMPLEXES” AS THE CORE OF CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE IN FLORIDA.
    3)I know of 0 (ZERO) schools Teaching Medicine to Chiropractors, why is our board name incongruent with our professional education and practice?

  5. It is time our profession needs to make some changes/advancements to be able to compete in this healthcare market. I understand the side of those Chiro’s not wanting to change but we can make these advances and you have the right to use or not use. But if we don’t try, someone else will decide that fate for us. AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF GETTING PASSED ON THE TOTEM POLE AND LOSING RELEVANCY. I think the ability to have prescription rights would help the profession and who better than us to know how to conservatively and consciously use those types of treatments!!!

  6. Cross train for sutures, minor surgery for those who wish to continue or develop certain skills that can help in communities where services are difficult. I realize this isnt adjusting but this is a minor skill for physicians of any kind and allows you to help more and educate more.

  7. Allow Chiropractic Physicians to be Complete Physicians! Many patients don’t want to start and finish with manipulation, only. Some, don’t want manipulation at all, but, trust their Chiropractor the most. Chiropractic Physicians are trained in complete care of patients. Allow all Chiropractic Physicians to practice Chiropractic Medicine as Complete Physicians Globally, especially in Florida.

  8. we need to make sure that pip benefits remain and not go to a bi system.its time to fight back w bc/bs fee structure that pays more for 4 therapies rather than one adj and one therapy.
    it is time allow chiropractic to become more main stream and work along side with other health care professions with out losing our beliefs,techniques and abandon what we know works ,

  9. Being in practice for 42 years, I m quite happy with FL Scope of Practice. It is much better than most states. I would be happy to see equality on a FEDERAL level, specifically related to Medicare. But, that thought may not be applicable here.

    • Please think of others. This world is different from 42 years ago. You’ve earned your chips, congradulation! The needs are new. So, the tools must be relevant to those needs. Please evolve to judicious use of Chiropractic as a global complete caregiver DCs are. Again congrats on your success – give forward with expansion support.

  10. 1) I also feel scope of practice can be expanded.
    2) I feel we should be paid for whatever we are licensed to do. Insurance companies should not limit the services we feel the patients need.
    3) Our services should not be pawned off to 3rd party gate keepers who in reality, limit our services and ability to help patients. aka: ASH

  11. Sorry I am fully retired and physically disabled due to a bad fall, where I fractured my right Femur and right Hip.
    I was operated and two pieces of metal were installed in both my Femur nad on the head of the right femur that forms the hip.

  12. We as a profession need to achieve parity and get paid at the same rate for everything in our scope of practice. This is especially true of Medicare which still restricts payment to only CMT.

  13. I would also like to get paid by Medicare for exams. I would also like to be able to opt-out of Medicare as medical doctors are allowed. There should be parity and an end to the discrimination of chiropractic. I would still treat Medicare patients as they need chiropractic care, but it would be good to have the option to not have to bill. We get much better results than medicine for a fraction of the cost! Also, we need to keep our chiropractic philosophy alive and forward it to the future so that it’s not lost.

  14. Please think of others. This world is different from 42 years ago. You’ve earned your chips, congradulation! The needs are new. So, the tools must be relevant to those needs. Please evolve to judicious use of Chiropractic as a global complete caregiver DCs are. Again congrats on your success – give forward with expansion support.

  15. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PERFORM EMC’S WHEN THIS IS MORE OUR FIELD, CERTAINLY MORE THAN IT IS THE FIELD OF A DENTIST WHO IS ALLOW TO PERFORM THEM.

    I DO NOT DO A LOT OF PIP CASES, BUT THIS SEEMS ILLEGAL AND INSAIN.

    DR. JAMES PIZZUTO

  16. I would love to see the lobbyist focus on two areas:
    1) allowing DCs to be able to opt out of the Medicare system and it’s bondages (as DCs were once able to do),
    2) leading the fight for freedom against vaccine mandates and other infringements on our health care rights.
    Thank you for all that you’ve done for our profession.

  17. Expansion of our scope of practice would allow us to better serve our patients, including at least limited medication script rights. This would enable chiropractors to make recommendations that include alternative approaches to common medical conditions and advise patients in their use of their medications to deal with these conditions. The option to also write scripts for strong anti-inflammatories, to be available for extreme cases, would also be of benefit. I don’t want to replace our care with medication, but there are times they are needed to assist in care. It can be frustrating to offer alternatives to the medication for common conditions, but not be able to advise patients in the use of the medications, as you, and they, try the other options to the medications

  18. 1.) Expand scope of practice to include injectables and anti-inflammatory and pain medication.
    2.) Examination and treatment equity. Insurers cannot pay differently than they do other types of providers. So no all inclusive or bundled rates. No requirement for prior auth for
    services that do not need authorization for another type of provider. Back pain for DC should not need authorization from ASH or ACN unless it is also required for MD and DO.
    3.) Medicaid coverage for therapy and exam separate from manipulation.
    4.) Workers Compensation coverage without MD referral.

  19. I would like to see Chiropractors have a NATIONAL LICENSE like the M.D.’s do.
    One and done!
    This State by State licensing is a PITA !!!

    Thanks,
    Dr. Dan, DC

  20. Ever since I graduated from NCC in 1981 we have been trying to get Medicare/Medicaid to pay for the treatments we learned in chiropractic college. We should be able to opt out or be able o treat our patients so they can receive the full benefit of out treatment.

  21. Expansion of the scope of practice to include but not limiting : injectable nutrition, IV therapies; neuro therapy. I would like to see a union of all docs and an effort to challenge the major medical billing atrocities. This is the Wilks trial all over again.

  22. Would like to see continued choice of taking 40 hours of CE credits online for chiropractor’s in Florida indefinitely.
    And, opt out of Medicare for chiropractors an option.

  23. The most important lobby platform for chiropractors is the protection of PIP, the expansion of Medicare, and creating restrictions on health insurance paperwork that are designed to deny claims.

  24. I would like to have approved the taking and passing of courses that would allow Chiropractors the right to prescribe. Physician Assistants take one year of didactic training of which two semesters, (2 hour classes a week for 30 weeks) can do full prescriptions. We should have the option and training should be approved.

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