|Posted:||September 5, 2017 03:10 PM|
|From:||Senator Guy Reschenthaler|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Amending the Chiropractic Practice Act|
|In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that will amend the Chiropractic Practice Act to provide clarity to the current law on the topic of clinical training.
This change will clarify that chiropractic interns and students can receive clinical training and perform chiropractic activities under the supervision of a licensee, instructor or supervisor. This legislation has also been introduced as House Bill 1737 by Representative Ravenstahl.
Currently, there are no chiropractic educational programs in the Commonwealth. Chiropractic interns cannot obtain clinical experience within the Commonwealth because of the lack of clarity in the current law.
This status quo decreases the chances of students becoming practitioners and living in Pennsylvania after their chiropractic education is complete. There is interest in establishing chiropractic programs in colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth, and this change will eliminate the uncertainty surrounding clinical training so these institutions can educate chiropractors in Pennsylvania.
The PA Chiropractic Association supports this legislation.
I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. Please contact Elise Argall with any questions at 717-787-5839.
Introduced as SB892