|Policy Update - 10.07.16|
Centers for Disease Control:
The CDC, in their draft guidelines entitled “CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain”, had included spinal manipulation and other forms of conservative, non-pharmacologic care recommendations. However, in their current final version those revisions were removed.
The OSCA has responded to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the CDC asking those entities to keep spinal manipulation and other forms of conservative, non-pharmacological care recommendations. See the letter sent by the OSCA here.
Council on Chiropractic Education:
In response to CCE’s newly proposed accreditation standards, the OSCA has sent CCE a letter (attached) asking them to reconsider deleting primary healthcare portal of entry and primary care chiropractic physician from their accreditation standards. “The OSCA considers the term chiropractic physician instrumental in not only maintaining our current scope of practice but also in any legislative, regulatory, or payer advocacy that may occur in the future.”