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Dynamic Chiropractic
December 20, 1991, Volume 09, Issue 26

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AHCPR Back Panel

In November of 1991, the federally funded Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) began conducting a panel to develop guidelines for low back disorders. The project is scheduled to run one year. Two DCs are on that panel: Scott Haldeman, D.C., M.D., Ph.D., and John Triano, D.C., M.A.

The Mercy Center Conference (Jan. 25--30 in San Mateo Cal.) will establish chiropractic's own standards of care that will have the opportunity of influencing and or being included in the AHCPR's guidelines. Scott Haldeman is chairman of the Mercy Center Conference and John Triano is on the steering committee and is a committee captain.

Canada Developing Standards of Practice

The idea of developing standards of care for the chiropractic profession is not just a U.S. phenomenon. The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and other prominent chiropractic organizations throughout Canada are in the process of developing chiropractic practice guidelines and standards.

The impetus for establishing chiropractic guidelines in Canada is the same as it is in the U.S. -- not to leave the government or other health professionals to set standards for us.

Guidelines are being established for twenty areas of chiropractic practice.

Final draft standards are expected by June 1992.

HEAL Funding

What will be the outcome of S.1933, the Senate bill to reauthorize the HEAL program?

Senator Kennedy's staff holds out hope the measure will see floor action very soon.

Time however is running out in this session for the House and Senate to meet and work out differences on their respective bills dealing with HEAL.

Action is being taken to assure loan funds will be available to new borrowers even without passage of the reauthorization bill.

Dynamic Chiropractic
December 20, 1991, Volume 09, Issue 26

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