The Committee that oversaw this process included the following:
Gary Walsemann, DC, FICA (Hon), Chairperson
The Committee would also like to express its thanks to Dr. Sid E. Williams for his input and critical review of this document throughout various stages of its development.
The long awaited chiropractic practice guidelines from the International Chiropractors Association were released today, marking the beginning of an international distribution effort that will place this historic document into the hands of tens of thousands of chiropractic practitioners, educators, health care policy makers, news agencies and third-party payment organizations. ICAs Recommended Clinical Protocols and Guidelines for the Practice of Chiropractic is published in an easy to read soft-bound edition and will shortly be released on CD-ROM. A copy of this first printing will be sent free-of-charge to every ICA member and the full published text is available ICAs website.
The new practice protocols offer a detailed and comprehensive narrative that seeks to explain and validate chiropractic procedures, with a focus on the subluxation and its neurological implications. The unique aspects of the specific chiropractic adjustment are dealt with in great detail in an effort to define, clarify and validate this uniquely chiropractic procedure. This historic undertaking has produced a strong, defensible, practical advocacy document that marshals and arrays a well-researched, accurately referenced and substantive explanation for chiropractic procedures from the ICA perspective. "I do not believe that a more complete, accurate and well-defined practice protocols document has ever been produced for the chiropractic profession," stated ICAs President Dr. Robert J. Hoffman.
This exciting new guidelines document was nearly three years in the making and involved input from hundreds of practicing DCs, educators, attorneys and members of the public, including a one-year comment period during which the draft guidelines were available on the Internet. No other guidelines document has been the subject of such open and far-reaching opportunity for review and comment. Word of the availability of the new guidelines has prompted hundreds of inquiries and requests for copies and offers of support and assistance in the distribution process.
For more information or for bulk orders, call ICA at 1-800-423-4690.
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