International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations Submits CCE Complaint to USDE

Staff Writer
International Federation of Chiropractors & Organizations Submits CCE Complaint to USDE

The International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations (IFCO) joined several other conservative organizations in submitting written complaints to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education and the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) in advance of the upcoming Hearing for consideration of Renewal of Recognition of the Council on Chiropractic Education.

In their submission the IFCO stated that the 2012 Standards and Policies of the CCE were crafted to change the mission of chiropractic from that of a limited, portal of entry profession that contributes to patient health through the correction of vertebral subluxation to a primary care, plenary profession similar to allopathic and homeopathic medicine. The IFCO asserted that this approach by the CCE is in direct conflict with state chiropractic practice acts as they define chiropractic as a profession that is limited to a class of conditions that affect a limited portion of anatomy.

The IFCO further asserted that the CCE inappropriately classifies doctors of chiropractic as primary care physicians contrary to the licensing statues of at least 41 states and that their removal of the requirement to train a candidate to detect and correct vertebral subluxation is contrary to the widely accepted standard of what chiropractic is on the federal, state and collegiate level.

The IFCO stated:

“CCE appears to function as the educational arm of a trade association with the intent of morphing chiropractic into a primary care, plenary profession, and we hope that our comments will be considered by the NACIQI as third-party comments regarding CCE’s petition for continued recognition.”

In addition to the IFCO there has been a massive campaign to reign in the CCE and other groups within the chiropractic profession that are referred to as the Chiropractic Cartel due to their near monopoly within the chiropractic profession.