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Dr. Daniel Saint Germain (PQ)
    FCLB Vice President

Dr. Lawrence O’Connor (NJ)
    FCLB Treasurer

     ―To protect the public
and to serve our member boards

   by promoting excellence
  in chiropractic regulation.‖
FCLB Milestones
1919: First meeting of chiropractic
1926: Started meeting as Council of
      State Examining Boards
1947: Regulatory boards disaffiliated
      themselves from national
      professional associations
FCLB Milestones
1957: Council on Chiropractic State
      Examining Boards incorporated
      under Wyoming law

1961: Formed the NBCE
      (NBCE started testing in 1963)
FCLB Milestones
1968: Renamed to FCLB, designated
      non-profit organization:
      501 (c) 6 by IRS

1974: Spearheaded CCE’s final
      recognition by U.S. Department
      of Education
FCLB Milestones
1987: Revamped the FCLB vision
      Upgraded education conferences

1991: Professional offices provided by

1993: CIN-BAD debut
      Computerized database of
        regulatory board actions
FCLB Milestones
1994:   FCLB cited in Congressional
        legislation; regulators gain voice in
        military demonstration project

1996:   CIN-BAD database recognized by US
        national insurance accreditor (NCQA)

2005:   NBCE provides expanded office space
        and furnishings

2006:   Launched PACE program
FCLB Today
Energetic, visionary governing board
Involved, creative members
Professional staff
Efficient offices
Expanded member services
Connected with the larger regulatory
Maintain high uniform standards
     — chiropractic licensure
     — regulation
     — discipline
     — education

       - FCLB Articles of Incorporation
We have no binding authority over
state or provincial licensing boards

Their authority comes from statute and
regulations specific to their state or province
   We do hold considerable authority as the
   national / international standard
    Our members help develop those
FCLB Leadership
         FCLB Board of Directors (10)

Assembly elects                  Districts elect
   Officers,                   5 District Directors
Executive Fellow    ELECT    (the Executive Board)

         FCLB Delegates / Alternates

            FCLB Member Boards
Delegates and Districts:

     Each board is represented by a delegate
     (and alternate to serve in his/her absence)

  • Delegate can be DC, public member, or
    Executive Fellow (up to each board to decide)

  • 5 geographical regions (districts)

  • Delegates elect a director for each district
         District Directors (5)
     - serve a maximum of two three-year terms
         - also called the ―Executive Board‖

      Dr. Carol J. Davis (AK) – District l
     Dr. LeRoy F. Otto (MN) – District ll *
         Dr. Ali Jafari (NY) – District lll
        Dr. Ron Tripp (OK) – District lV
     Dr. Farrel Grossman (SC) – District V
                *Current Executive Board Chair
                   Officers (4)
                   - elected by delegates
              - one 2-year term in each office
    President: Dr. Oliver ―Bud‖ Smith, Jr. (TX)
  Vice President: Dr. Daniel Saint-Germain (PQ)
     Treasurer: Dr. Lawrence O’Connor (NJ)
Imm. Past President: Dr. N. Edwin Weathersby (AZ)

    Executive Board Fellow (1)
    – delegates elect a Board administrator to a 2 yr term
                  Mr. Joe Baker (FL)
 Board of Directors – 10 members:
   4 elected officers, 5 district directors and
   1 Executive Fellow director
  Executive Committee – executive board
   chair and 4 officers
  Committees – 11 committees:
   3 standing / 8 special committees
  Staff – 5 staff (full-time and part-time)
It all starts with our members!
                   Member roles
 Fellow – DC or public board member:
   • currently or within last 5 years

 Honorary Fellow – after 5 years
   • still part of the FCLB family!

 Executive Fellow – top chiropractic board
  administrator of each board
Other Organizations
FCLB is highly involved with other
  – Appoint regulatory representatives to:
     • Council on Chiropractic Guidelines &
       Practice Parameters
     • Department of Defense Oversight
     • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
     • Federation of Associations of Regulatory
  – Nominate regulatory reps (CCE)
Other Organizations
 – Work with other leading organizations to
   help chart the future of the profession,
   speaking for public protection
 – Present official comments policy issues,
   from regulatory perspective
   • Inter-jurisdictional mobility
   • White paper on minimal qualifications to
     perform spinal manipulation
• Association of Chiropractic Board
Serving Member Boards
  Connecting, Communicating

       Official Directory
    Educational conferences
Serving Member Boards
     Annual business meeting
         Adoption of resolutions
         Bylaws revisions

    District (Regional) Meetings
         Informal networking &
         problem-solving sessions
Serving Member Boards
        Sharing resources
       to reduce workload
 Licensure & disciplinary info on the web

   Streamlines continuing education
  program approval & record keeping
Serving Member Boards
        Sharing resources
       to reduce workload

   New board member orientation
  Model code of conduct for boards
      Model disciplinary code
  Fraud task force – position papers
Serving Member Boards
    Advance Notification

            News Alerts
   Advise of licensees in the media

   Gives boards ―heads-up‖ about
   DCs who may pose threat to public
Where is our energy
currently focused?
Ethics – in Education
Increased emphasis on ETHICS in the
  college classroom

FCLB campaign for ethics
• Continued dialogue with college
  presidents about importance of the ethical
• ACC-RAC presentations on ethics
• Encouraging colleges to perform
  background checks
Ethics – in Practice
FCLB Campaign for Ethics –
• presentations & handouts available on our
• speaking engagements with practicing DCs
  – how do ethical breaches occur?
  – how can they be prevented?
  – patient protection is the responsibility of EVERY
• endorsing the NBCE E&B exam
Global Regulation
How to keep offenders from crossing

Worldwide regulation is just now emerging in
 many countries
  – FCLB working with WFC to increase

  – Plan to expand CIN-BAD to international
    practitioner registry
Global Regulation
Conversely, how do we increase mobility
for ethical DCs?
More chiropractic colleges outside US!
What does good education look like?
Can mutual recognition of accreditation
and exams serve as common credentials
Federal OIG Report
US Office of the Inspector General
• Documentation & record-keeping errors

• 2/3 of claims submissions have
• Chiropractic leadership organizations
  working with CMS to address problem
Federal OIG Report
FCLB 2006 Resolution
 – Encourages member boards to require
   CE in documentation & recordkeeping

 – Encourages CCE to include
   documentation & recordkeeping in
   chiropractic curriculum

 – Suggests NBCE reflect topics in exams
What’s next ?
 FCLB 83rd Annual Congress
           May 6 – May 10, 2009
            Hollywood, California
What’s next ?
  2008 Fall Regional Meetings

  Districts I & IV    Districts III & V
   October 2-5        September 4-7
     Nevada               Florida

               District II
            September 25-28
Staff Resources
Donna M. Liewer, Executive Director
Bridget Seader, Program Administrator
Julie Finn, Executive Assistant
Joan Carl, Finance & Benefits Manager
Kelly Webb, PR and PACE Coordinator,
     and all-around hottie
Contact Us …
By phone: (970) 356-3500 (Colorado)
Greeley office hours – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
By fax: (970) 356-3599
By e-mail:
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