NBCE Raises Exam Fees on Students - Meanwhile NBCE Has Nearly $40 Million in Assets & Gave its Directors Over Half a Million Dollars

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NBCE Raises Exam Fees on Students - Meanwhile NBCE Has Nearly $40 Million in Assets & Gave its Directors Over Half a Million Dollars

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards & Foundation for Chiropractic Progress are Other Beneficiaries of Student Money from NBCE

The greed and related shenanigans at the "Non Profit" National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) is nothing new, but their latest nonsense in the midst of COVID is the raising of their exam fees on students already saddled with obscene amounts of student loan debt from an overpriced chiropractic education.

Not only that but the NBCE has cancelled testing several times during the COVID crisis meaning students could not get licensed and start working to pay off that debt since the NBCE enjoys a monopoly on chiropractic testing and effectively no one gets a license until they say you are competent.

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The non-profit NBCE announced their raise on the backs of students and taxpayers in a press release yesterday and blamed the COVID crisis for the increase.

What many people do not realize about the NBCE and their exams is that they are completely unnecessary since everyone that graduates from a chiropractic college is deemed competent by the faculty who present those graduates to the President and Board of Trustees who issue a diploma certifying that competence.

Not so fast says the NBCE - no one is competent until WE say they are and not until we get our cut of the money flowing through the Chiropractic Cartel.

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Look no further than the NBCE's publicly available tax returns and its easy to see what's going on.

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The volunteer "leaders" of the NBCE pay themselves over half a million dollars a year for ONE HOUR of work per week giving these "volunteers" an average of $42,446.15 per year.

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Some, like John Nab DC, do even better raking in $80,800.00 a year for his one hour of work per week. That's $1553.84 per hour.

And that's not counting the actual salaried employees of the NBCE who were given nearly $1.5 million of student money.

Not to be outdone is the highest paid employee of the NBCE Norman Ouzts DC who was paid $292,054.00 in compensation.

Ouzts is no stranger to controversy having been arrested in December of 2019 and then in March 2020 decided to stick his nose where it didn't belong and declare that very few chiropractors in Colorado would be able to keep their doors open during COVID. He made that statement at the height of a battle chiropractors were having there to stay open under a regulatory board that was attacking them.

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Ouzts has had a history of controversy with his involvement in the NBCE including a lawsuit and allegations of corruption at the NBCE where it was alleged that behind the scenes board machinations in the search and voting process for a new Executive Vice President (EVP) had taken place. Not surprising when there is so much money, power and control at stake.

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Making matters even worse is who else the NBCE leaders throw money at - including the self appointed Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) - another unnecessary non profit group of chiropractors who exert the will of the Cartel upon the profession.

Student money from the NBCE has been funding the bulk of the FCLB's budget for a very long time - to the tune of $655,140.00 a year. And that does not count the free rent and utilities the NBCE gives the FCLB totaling $32,764.00 per year.

If you are wondering why the NBCE funds the FCLB and why they pay their rent and utilities - those are great questions.

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Another benefactor of student money from the NBCE is the "not for profit" Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) which was given $615,000.00 of student money by the NBCE Directors for "career development". Considering the F4CP took in $1.2 million in 2018 one wonders why the NBCE had to give them any student money.

And what a surprise that NBCE Directors sit on the Board of the F4CP.


Actually it is no surprise at all since a close inspection of these "non profits" reveals that their Directors bounce back and forth between the NBCE, FCLB and other Cartel controlled organizations on a regular basis. It is a close knit group of good ole' boys - and girls.

Given the fact that the NBCE is not even necessary, it seems pretty obvious that the NBCE should not be raising fees on students. Instead what should be happening is state regulatory boards should do what Colorado did and remove the NBCE requirement from the statute.

The fact that the NBCE is actually named in the statutes, rules and regulations in every state could be considered restraint of trade by active market players. And the Supreme Court has ruled that active market players acting in this fashion do not have the protection of the state if they are acting without proper oversight in these decisions.

Taken together, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Council on Chiropractic Education have complete control over the education, licensing, and regulatory aspects of the entire chiropractic profession.

As Lawrence J. DeNardis Ph.D of the United States Department of Education's NACIQI Committee stated - they have a monopoly and have established a Cartel within the chiropractic profession.

"Madam Chair, we've heard charges and countercharges from I trust a wide, fairly wide spectrum of the chiropractic profession. At least that's the way it seems to me. Battles over turf, battles over philosophy, maybe battles over personal ambition, but divisions of every kind. And some of this, maybe most of it, is a consequence of, at least as I see it, a monopoly control of a profession which has led to the establishment of a virtual cartel, not unusual. There are several other professions that we deal with that have a virtual cartel control of the profession. We can't change that, but we can consider measures that will try to send a message to the prevailing control group that they should try to be more inclusive rather than less inclusive and I suggest that we try to figure out what is within our range of alternatives to do that. Because I believe if we simply hear it, discuss it, anguish over it, and then give them five years of recognition, that we haven't been the impetus for any corrective action for the profession and I worry about the profession."


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