Steve Tullius DC

BREAKING NEWS — On March 16, 2012, The Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) held it’s first “Stakeholder Meeting”in which it invited select groups of the profession — an effort demonstrating it’s attempt to build bridges and resolve the record-breaking list of violations that were handed down to it from the Department of Education National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity’s (NACIQI) December reaccreditation hearings.

NACIQI found CCE to be in violation of 42 different issues. Most notable however was the “43rd violation” in which they stated: “In addition to the numerous issues identified in the staff report, NACIQI asks [CCE] to demonstrate compliance with Section 602.13 dealing with the wide acceptance of its standards, policies, procedures, and decisions; and to address how its standards advance quality in chiropractic education.” NACIQI granted the CCE continued accrediting authority provided that it could adequately resolve the list of violations within a year’s time. The “Stakeholder Meeting” was its first attempt to resolve issues surrounding being more representative of the differences in philosophy that exist in our profession.

Unfortunately, as we’ll find out from one of the attendees, the meeting ended up being quite the opposite. Today on Spinal Column Radio we welcome back the cofounder of the Movement for Chiropractic Quality and Integrity (MCQI), Dr. Steve Tullius, to find out the the “Stakeholder Meeting” was just that — “an attempt to ‘stake’ anyone that dare question CCE authority or make constructive comments regarding chiropractic education to the wall.”