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Welcome To Chiropractic Law

Welcome to the premier website for chiropractors which provides vital information, unites creative minds, and empowers the profession.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the leading website for Wisconsin chiropractors which:

  • Monitors significant court decisions, legislative developments, and regulatory actions
  • Answers your practice related concerns directly and through useful resources and other forms
  • Provides useful blogs, tips, and other information to connect with developments affecting the profession

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What’s New At The Site:

Take a look at the latest blog entry reviewing the methods by which a chiropractor can obtain patient x-rays.   See the latest blog post HERE.

Pose a question directly to our contributors at AskCL .  This is a unique, “one of a kind” service in the State where your own concerns can be addressed by one of our knowledgeable contributors, including attorneys who are experienced with chiropractic issues.

New and updated items are frequently added to  our resources  page.   Click here for a complete summary of our new or updated resources …read more

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Information:

“Telemedicine” for Chiropractors … There has been a good deal of discussion lately on the ability and scope by which chirorpractors can practice “telemedicine” during the pandemic.  Initially, it should be noted that this site prefers to use the term: “telehealth” or “virtualhealth” since it is necessary that the public not be misled into thinking that the only health care practitioners who can be provide this information “virtually” are those practicing “medicine”.   This matter has not been clearly addressed by the Board as to what forms of this practice can be offered by D.C.’s in Wisconsin.  Although there is an admistrative code section adopted by the state’s Medical Examining Board (Med, chap. 24), the Chiropractic Examining Board has no such direct regulations.  The latest blog at this website will address the legal concerns with D.C.’s offering this type of service.  Be sure to read this two part series of blogs on this important issue.  Contributors at this site can also address your questions on this important, developing, issue.

Important Resources on Practicing During COVID-19 … Both of the state’s professional organizations have been providing doctors with useful information during this pandemic.  Another article; which includes a video, is avaialble at D.C, Insights, May 27, 2020 issue.  Key resouces are also found at this helpful article.

CSW Partnership with vaccine related groups … The CSW has been coordinating with two state organization on challenging efforts to mandate vaccinations.  The organizations are the Wisconsin Coalition for Informed Vaccination (www.wcivwisconsin.org) and Wisconsins United for Freedom (www.wisconsinunitedforfreedom.org)

New Decision by Board Allows Suspension of CE courses …  During the June 25th meeting, the Exmining Board decided to waive the doctors requirement to obtain CE during this reporting period.

Insightful Research Articles … There were two recent articles in The Spine Journal which offer guidlines and evidence based, clinical research on treatment of low back pain.  One article found in Volume 18, Issue 8 (April, 2020) of the Journal provides a systematic review of multidisciplinary approaches to the condition; while an article from Volume 18, Issue 4 (April, 2020) addresses the North American Spine Society’s evidence based guidlines for treatment of this condition.  Doctors may find these articles useful in their practice.

Opioid Abuse Issue... The Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin is taking an active role in the ongoing public discussion over  opioid prescription abuses and efforts of law enforcement to curb those abuses.  This year’s initiative is called “Chiropractic First” and is set to launch state-wide in late May.  Additional information can be found at the CSW website.  The CSW announced that it formally joined or became a sponsor of the A.G.’s Dose of Reality Project providing vital information to the public on this societal problem. The CSW also launched a dedicated website and appeal for action on the matter through a heartfelt video describing the devastating personal effects of the opioid epidemic.  To view this poignant video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9W8cpe6sVw&feature=youtu.be  The CSW’s new website on the matter is www.avoidopioids.com

Examining Board Activities:

The most recent meeting of the Chiropractic Examining Board was be held on June 25, 2020.  The Examining Board has made a number of regulatory changes to Chir chapters 1,4, 10, and 11 addressing a broad spectrum of matters, including issues primarily relating to delegation to CT’s and CRT’s; as well as, the type of courses and number of hours of training in each course which CT’s and CRT’s must complete for CE each year.   Another major issue at this time involves determining whether dry needling can become within the scope of chiropractic care.  An interesting review of the practice in other states with dry needling was part of the last agenda and can be found at pages 20 to 28 of HERE. The matter was discussed at the meeting and it appears that there is a growing consensus to allow this mode of care with some underlying training.  The number of hours of training and scope of that training is still being discussed.  Public input will be allowed on this issue.

The next meeting of the Board will be held on August 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in the new State Office Building on the west side of Madison.  This site continues to monitor activities of the Examining Board and the notices on public hearings.  The latest minutes from meetings and agenda for the upcoming meeting can be found HERE.  Those connected with this site will receive advanced notice and insightful commentary of the Board’s agenda and pending actions.      

“Tips” For Now:

  •  Take a look at a new website, managed by a chiropractor, which focuses on providing scientific research literature directly relevant for chiropractors.   HERE
  • Sign up for Medline Plus through the National Institutes of Health to obtain the latest research articles. HERE
  • Take a look at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress’ new website launched in April 2018.  See HERE.   
  • Article from the Wisconsin state bar addressing factors to consider with the succession of estates and businesses.  See HERE
  • Chiropractic Business Academy offered a variety of useful resources at the beginning of this new year which may be of interest in expanding the scope of patient services.  Visit HERE. for more information.
  • Information on proper encryption techniques used in a variety of formats can be found HERE
  • Notices of  Wisconsin legislative events and activities can be found by subscribing tot http:Notify.legis.state.wi.us
  • A new tool from the CMS for use by practitioners on the application of MACRA can be found at  www.qpp.cms.gov     
  • The ICA is offering a new service for doctors known as the “Leadership Line”. This is a free, internet forum where doctors can connect with leaders in the profession to listen in on a variety of topics of interest to the profession. Information available at www.chiropractic.org. Information can also be obtained by calling 916/729-5432.
  • Patients can now access reputable sites which seek to compare medical and dental costs.  Such sites include:  HelathcareBlueBook.com, NewChoiceHealth.com, and FairHealthConsumer.org.  
  • Doctors may want to take a look at a new example of internet health streaming offered by an organization found at www.healthdialogue.com  This group offers a personal health portal for patients on health and wellness information.
  • Foundation For Chiropractic Progress is offering an “Opioid Toolkit” with research and information for chiropractors on this issue.  See: http://www.f4cp.com/resources/tool-kit/f4cp_opioids_toolkit.pdf
  • It may be worth making http://www.drugwatch.com a resource reference or “favorite” within your computer or lap top for quick access.  This site provides updates on the side effects of prescription and other over the counter medications; as well as, a list of medical device recalls.

 

Connections To …

Wisconsin State Legislature

Chiropractic Examining Board

Jeffrey A. King,  D.C. – Chairperson

Bryan R. Gerondale, D.C. – Vice Chairperson

James M. Damrow, D.C. – Secretary

Scott D. Bautch, D.C.

James Fortier – Public Member

Carl Kugler – Public Member

E-Mail: dsps@wi.gov

Board Phone: 608/266-2112

Wisconsin Chiropractic Association

2401 American Lane

Madison, WI 53704

Executive Director- John Murray

(P) 608/256-7023

Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin

2 E. Mifflin Street Suite 600

Madison, WI 53703

Executive Director – Steven Conway, D.C.

(P) 608/609-6383

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