Legislation Quick Search
07/01/2022 04:27 AM
Pennsylvania State Senate
Home / Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search

Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


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