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  1. NEW ATTENDEE WELCOMEBREAKFAST Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards HOST: Dr. Julia McDaniel (VT) Chair – New Attendee Orientation Committee Other Committee Members: Lance Earhart, D.C. (NE) Kevin Moriarty, D.C (NJ) Patrice Pritzl, Board Executive (AZ) Ted Scott, D.C. (UT) Cheryl Smith, Board Executive (MT)

  2. Welcome to the 77th Annual Congress of the FCLB! Other meetings in conjunction with FCLB: • - NBCE Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting • - Association of Chiropractic Board • Administrators (ACBA) • - World Federation of Chiropractic – • Council, Congress, & Educational Program

  3. History of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards 1919: First meeting of chiropractic regulation 1926:Started meeting as Council of State Examining Boards 1947:Regulatory boards disaffiliated themselves from national professional associations 1957:Council on Chiropractic State Examining Boards incorporated under Wyoming law 1968:Renamed FCLB and became a non-profit organization: 501 (c ) 6

  4. Mission of the FCLB “To protect the public and to serve our member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation.”

  5. Purpose of the FCLB Summary: maintain high uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation , discipline and education. FCLB Milestones 1961 – Helped form the NBCE (NBCE started testing in 1963) 1974 – Helped CCE gain recognition by U.S. Department of Education

  6. What can the FCLB do? We have no binding authority over state or provincial licensing boards since their authority comes from statute and regulations specific to their state or province. We do hold considerable authority as the national (and sometimes international) standard. You help develop those standards!

  7. Services we offer: • Directory of licensing board requirements, available on-line or in notebook format Every conference attendee gets a new “starter notebook” annually. This is an excellent resource/reference guide! • Networking: • Discuss concerns common to all boards • PowerPolls-learn how other boards function • Help boards talk to each other

  8. Services we offer: (continued) • CIN-BAD - Chiropractic Information Network/Board Action Databank • Free to member boards • Public board actions and Medicare sanctions • All members have reports – • some dating back to 1954 • Boards can submit to CIN-BAD and we take • care of HIPDB reporting FREE from there

  9. Services we offer: (continued) • Annual educational conference: Presentations and workshops • How to do your job (protecting the public) more effectively • Sharing tips among members • How to avoid lawsuits • Annual business meeting: • Election of officers • Adoption of resolutions • Bylaws revisions (none proposed in 2003) • Seating of District Directors (elections Sat morn)

  10. Services we offer: (continued) • District (regional) meetings: • Held in fall each year • Informal networking sessions

  11. Funding for the FCLB • Revenues: • Membership dues • Conference fees • CIN-BAD (managed care subscribers) • Grants and contributions, (NBCE, NCMIC, ACA, etc.) Contributions to the FCLB are not tax deductible under charity laws, but are deductible as a business expense. • The FCLB is working on creating additional sources of revenue

  12. How is the FCLB organized? • 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

  13. How is the FCLB organized?(continued) • District Directors (5) - serve a maximum of two three-year terms - also called the “Executive Board” Dr. Patricia G. Conners-Allen (AK) – District l Dr. LeRoy F. Otto (MN) – District ll Dr. Daniel Saint-Germain (PQ) – District lll Dr. Oliver “Bud” Smith Jr. (TX) – District lV* Dr. Steve Willen (NC) – District V *Current Executive Board Chair

  14. How is the FCLB organized? (continued) • Officers (4) • - elected by delegates • one 2-year term in each office President – Dr. Wayne Wolfson (FL) Vice President – Dr. Rick Cole (TN) Treasurer – Dr. Ed Weathersby (AZ) Imm. Past President – Dr. David Brown (VA) Executive Board Fellow – delegates elect a bd administrator to a 2 yr non-voting term Kevin Earle (NJ)

  15. How is the FCLB organized?(continued) • Board of Directors – ten members comprised of the elected officers, five district directors and an Executive Fellow • Executive Committee – executive board chair and four officers • Committees – 19 committees consisting of 3 standing and 16 special committees • Staff – four staff (full-time and part-time) support the organization

  16. How is the FCLB organized?(continued) But it all starts with you, our members! Your roles: Fellow– current or in last 5 years - board member (DC or public member) on a chiropractic regulatory board Honorary Fellow – after five year period, still part of the FCLB family! Executive Fellow – top chiropractic board administrator for each board

  17. Flow Chart FCLB Board of Directors (10) ELECT FCLB Delegates / Alternates DESIGNATE FCLB Member Boards DESIGNATE NBCE Delegates / Alternates DELEGATE ASSEMBLY RATIFIES DISTRICTS CAUCUS & NOMINATE NBCE District Directors (5)

  18. FCLB at work with other organizations Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters (1 rep) Department of Defense. Oversight Committee(1rep) National Board Of Chiropractic Examiners (2 reps) FCLB Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (1 rep) Council on Chiropractic Education Nominating Authority Discontinued COA (1 rep) Board of Directors

  19. Staff Resources Donna M. Liewer, Executive Director Bridget Seader, CIN-BAD Administrator Julie Finn, Staff Assistant Joan Carl, Bookkeeper Bill Steinmiller, consultant and happy computer guru!

  20. 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: Or visit our website: