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FCLB Mission Statement

  To protect the public and to
 serve our member boards by
    promoting excellence in
     chiropractic regulation
FCLB at Work

 FCLB encourages regulatory boards to:
 • Employ best practices in public
 • Communicate and network to improve
 • Develop consistency in standards
 • Envision and plan for the future
FCLB at Work

  FCLB also:
  • Speaks for public protection
  • Distributes chiropractic regulatory
  • Monitors legal trends in regulation
  • Develops collaborative ventures
PACE and FCLB’s Values

  Protect the Public:
  • Promotes quality CE
  • Helps D.C.s connect with scientifically
    sound, reliable education
  • Doctors remain current, offer patients
    wide array of effective treatments
  • Practitioners avoid isolation, interact
    with peers
PACE and FCLB’s Values

 Serve Our Member Boards:
 • Reduces onerous paperwork and
   review processes
 • Provides reliable reports on fulfillment
   of relicensure requirements
 • Helps boards replace random audits
   with targeted audits for compliance
Current Status of CE

  • No oversight – CE quality inconsistent
  • Varied qualifications for each
  • Many Colleges
    are frustrated
  • Regulatory boards
    are struggling
  • D.C.s are
Centralized CE Approval in Other Professions

   • Medical             • Long Term Care
     Doctors               Administrators
   • Osteopaths          • Nurses
   • Podiatrists         • Psychologists
   • Dentists            • Canadian
   • Pharmacists           Rehabilitation
   • Optometrists          Professionals
   • Opticians           • Veterinarians
Who Does PACE Help?

  • Regulatory Boards
  • Providers of Legitimate CE
  • Chiropractic Practitioners
  • Professional Associations
  • Patients
What do Regulatory Boards get from PACE?

  Confidence in course quality
  • Review by experts in post-graduate
    chiropractic education
    • Assess provider’s ability and willingness to
      comply with stringent PACE Criteria
    • Conduct retrospective course reviews to
      ensure continued compliance
  • Board members participate in on-site
What do Regulatory Boards get from PACE?

 • No longer need to slog through
   stacks of course applications
   •PACE providers have already been
    reviewed for compliance with PACE
   •Save money and time otherwise
    spent assessing applications from
    reliable, quality providers
What do Regulatory Boards get from PACE?

 Reliable Attendance Verification
 • PACE has the flexibility to
   accommodate new technology in
   verifying attendance
 • Allows providers to use any
   practical system that meets PACE
   quality standards
What do Regulatory Boards get from PACE?

 No longer need to
 randomly audit D.C.s
  •Save time and money spent contacting
   D.C.s to verify CE credits
  •PACE delivers immediate
   verification through the
   FCLB CIN-BAD system
  •Just look up records your
   existing CIN-BAD
What do Regulatory Boards get from PACE?

Member boards retain authority
  •You’re the boss!
  •Remember, you are the FCLB
    •You elect the decision-makers
    •You have continued voice in the evolution
     of the PACE governing documents
  •Boards still approve non-PACE courses

  • PACE WILL NOT and CANNOT be the
    only approval process available
  • Boards are legally required to maintain
    their authority
    • PACE is a means of delegating some of
      the workload associated with that
    • PACE is also a way of pooling resources
      with other boards—that’s why the FCLB is

  • PACE is a multi-layer program
  • Relies on participation by:
    • regulatory boards
    • ACC colleges
    • licensing board administrators
  • However, the FCLB Board of Directors
    (elected by regulatory boards) is
    ultimately responsible for
    determining PACE approval
What do Colleges get from PACE?

 Reduced workload, save $$
 • How much time does college staff
   spend handling CE approval
   applications to states and
 • Estimated annual cost savings:
     $10,000 to $30,000
     per college
What do Colleges get from PACE?
What do Colleges get from PACE?

   Uniform Criteria
   • Few boards have the resources to
     establish criteria or expertise to assess
     CE objectively
   • Leads to an inconsistent review system
What do Colleges get from PACE?

 Reasonable and uniform process
 • ACC colleges should be able to easily
   qualify for PACE approval
 • Requires sufficient infrastructure
 • Few non-collegiate CE vendors have
   infrastructure to meet PACE standards
What do Colleges get from PACE?

   Reasonable and uniform process
   • Simplified application
   • Automatic course approval for
     qualifying programs
What do Colleges get from PACE?

 Voice in developing PACE requirements
 • Every ACC school invited to participate
   in Review Team
 • Review Team is primary source for
   continued quality improvement
What do Colleges get from PACE?

  Professional Credibility
  • Legislatures are always one anecdotal
    incident and one bill away from
    regulating our profession
  • DOT certification program for physicals
    may require approval of prep courses
    by outside authorities
What does the Profession get from PACE?

Searchable database on FCLB website
• Easy to navigate
• Includes board relicensure requirements
• Find courses by topic or geographic
• Web-based
What does the Profession get from PACE?

  Archive of participation information
  • Attendance verification automatically
    sent to regulatory boards for each
    • No need to track certificates
  • Look up past courses to find similar
  • Simplified course assessment
    • Future: web-based course feedback
What does the Profession get from PACE?

         • Improved CE offerings
         • Better trained professionals
         • Current topics
         • Increased quality and
           credibility of CE
         • Enhanced professional

     This is an FCLB service!
   No cost to member boards

 Cost to approved providers:
   • One time application fee: $500
   • Not-for-profit annual recognition fee: $1,000
   • For-profit annual recognition fee: $10,000
   • Attendee records fee: $1 per credit hour, per
     attendee—maximum $10 per attendee
   • Reconsideration fee: $500
   • Appeal: $1,500 initial deposit (fee
     determined by costs)
PACE Structure

         FCLB Board of Directors

            PACE Committee

            PACE Review Team
PACE Structure

  FCLB Board of Directors
  • Responsible for overall program
  • Grants final approval to Recognized
  • Oversees appeals process
  • Ratifies decisions about policies and
    criteria from the PACE Committee
PACE Structure

   PACE Committee – 6 members
        2 - Regulatory boards
        1 - FCLB Director
        1 - Licensing board administrator
        1 - At-large member
        1 - Chair of PACE Review Team

   • Oversees PACE Review Team
   • Makes recommendations to FCLB
PACE Structure

  PACE Review Team – approx 18
  • Education experts nominated by ACC
    college presidents
  • 3 randomly selected Review Team
    members assess CE provider applications,
    determine ability to comply with PACE
    Policies & Procedures and Criteria
  • Recommend approvals to PACE
  • Review course content for compliance
PACE Review Team
  College Members
  Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
   Dr. Jaroslaw Grod
  Life Chiropractic College West
     Dr. George Casey
  Life University College of Chiropractic
     Dr. John W. Downes
  National University of Health Sciences
    Dr. Jonathan Soltys
  New York Chiropractic College
    Dr. Tom Ventimiglia
  Northwestern Health Sciences University
    Dr. Zach Zachman
PACE Review Team
  College Members
  Palmer College of Chiropractic – Iowa
    Dr. Laurie Mueller
  Palmer College of Chiropractic-West
    Dr. Robert Cooperstein
  Parker College of Chiropractic
    Ms. Michelle Yungblut
  Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
    Dr. Robert Irwin
  Texas Chiropractic College
    Dr. Jason Flanagan
  University of Bridgeport
    Dr. Richard Saporito
  Western States Chiropractic College
   Dr. Lester Lamm
PACE Review Team
  At-Large Members

  Dr. Sherry McAllister, Chair

  Dr. John Scaringe

  Dr. David Koch
PACE in Action

  • 22 participating boards
  • 3 Recognized Providers
  • Online course search available
  • Earned credit reporting begun
PACE in Action

  • Online application
PACE in Action

     How can boards start saving?

             Contact PACE!

             (970) 356-3500

PACE in Action

     How can colleges start saving?
          Apply online now!
Learn more!

  • Please take a copy of the PACE –
    Chiropractic Policies & Procedures
    and Criteria
  • Visit our website at
  • Just ask!
PACE is an affirmation of quality CE

            Boards need it.
           Colleges need it.
          Patients deserve it.
         Practitioners benefit.
         Our profession shines.
  “Quality... marks the search
for an ideal after necessity has
       been satisfied and
  mere usefulness achieved.”

                    Willa A. Foste

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