European CCE Denied Renewal by Accreditor
The European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE) was recently denied renewal of their membership in the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).
The ENQA stated:
“ . . .after thorough consideration and discussion on the final review report, the Board came to the conclusion that the overall level of compliance with the ESG is not sufficient to renew the Agency’s membership at this stage.”
The ECCE is part of the larger group of organizations and self elected regulatory bodies within chiropractic known collectively as the Chiropractic Cartel. This Cartel has methodically taken control of the chiropractic profession in an effort to make it more acceptable by organized medicine, include drugs and fashion chiropractic as the practice of primary care.
The Council on Chiropractic Education has been referred to as a Monopoly Cartel operating within the chiropractic profession by the United States Department of Education's Accreditation Committee known as NACIQI.
The ECCE had previously received full membership in ENQA in 2010. The ECCE was seeking to renew its membership through a self-evaluation and peer review/site visit process in order to confirm that it continues to operate in line with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) (4th edition 2015).
Apparently it does not.
Readers may recall that the ECCE had denied accreditation to the Barcelona College of Chiropractic and McTimoney College of Chiropractic in 2014 and then subsequent to the denial of Barcelona and McTimoney’s accreditation six chiropractic programs in Europe along with one in South Africa signed a Position Statement on Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education during the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Convention in Athen’s Greece.
The Position Statement relegates the concept of vertebral subluxation as a vitalistic construct to history, declares high volume, prepay type care as unacceptable and urges the practice of an evidence based model.
The statement was signed by the following schools:
- Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
- Welsh Institute of Chiropractic
- The Education of Clinical Biomechanics – University of Southern Denmark
- Chiropractic Medicine – University of Zurich
- The French-European Institute of Chiropractic
- Department of Chiropractic – University of Johannesburg
Chiropractic schools not signing the Position Statement included McTimoney College of Chiropractic and the Barcelona College of Chiropractic. Both McTimoney and Barcelona were denied accreditation by the European Council on Chiropractic Education for issues related to subluxation based care and evidence based practice.
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