Board withdraws rule to allow…
Board withdraws rule to allow chiropractic specialty in acupuncture
by Mary Ann Roser
Thursday May 24, 2012
Update 3:15 p.m.: Before a standing-room-only crowd of about 70 people, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners unanimously voted to withdraw a proposed rule that would have allowed chiropractors to claim they are specialists in acupuncture with just 300 hours of training.
The board said it would meet with interested parties to work on a compromise, although many opponents who spoke to the board questioned why it wants to persist on the specialty designation.
Many chiropractors use acupuncture in their practices in Texas and are required to have 100 hours of training to be certified. However, they can’t call themselves specialists in that field.
Earlier: After an outcry from acupuncturists, a committee of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners made a peace offering this morning, saying it will recommend that the board withdraw a proposed rule that would have allowed chiropractics to claim they are specialists in acupuncture after just 300 hours of training.
Acupuncturists receive 1,350 hours of training in Texas, much of it in a clinical setting with patients. They reacted vehemently to the proposed rule and some discussed their opposition
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