ICA Attempts to Stop Drugs in New Mexico

Staff Writer
Stopping Drugs in New Mexico
Stopping Drugs in New Mexico

Stating they are acting on behalf of concerned ICA members in New Mexico and out of concern for the integrity and credibility of the chiropractic profession at large, the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) filed a memorandum in support of a motion to stay what is being held to be illegal actions on the part of the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

The ICA urged the court to focus on the letter of the law and the protection of the public and chiropractors and prevent the New Mexico Baord from implementing its rule to establish a drug formulary that includes drugs that are dangerous to the public health and drugs that are injectable.

In addition to adding dangerous drugs and injectables to the practice of chiropractic, New Mexico has developed and implemented rules to allow the tiering of chiropractic via a so called "advanced practice chiropractic physician" designation. Only these "Advanced" chiropractoRs would be aBle to prescribe the dangerous drugs and injectables.

The ICA maintains that the New Mexico Board is acting outside their authority under the law.