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This survey is to evaluate your response to the proposed changes in the language of Accreditation standards by the Council on Chiropractic Education (January 2012.)

The proposed changes in language are available for review at:

This survey is not sponsored by any state, national, or international organization.

Thank you for your participation.

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* 1. "This document presents the process and requirements for The Council on Chiropractic
Education (CCE) accreditation of Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs (DCPs) or
their equivalent (as determined by CCE) in accordance with the Council’s Vision and
Mission. CCE accreditation relies on a peer-review process that is mission driven,
evidence informed and outcome based. The attainment of CCE accreditation provides
a DCP with expert evaluation and recommendations for improvement. Accreditation
provides assurances of educational quality and institutional integrity to governments,
jurisdictional licensing and regulatory bodies, institutions, professional organizations,
students, other accrediting agencies and the public at large."

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* 2. 2."Chiropractic Primary Care Physician - A Doctor of Chiropractic practicing primary care is
competent and qualified to provide independent, quality, patient-focused care to individuals of
all ages and genders by: 1) providing direct access, portal of entry care that does not require a
referral from another source; 2) establishing a partnership relationship with continuity of care for
each individual patient; 3) evaluating a patient and independently establishing a diagnosis or
diagnoses; and, 4) managing the patient's health care and integrating health care services
including treatment, recommendations for self-care, referral, and/or co-management."

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* 3. 3. The section "Purpose of Chiropractic Education" found in the January 1997 CCE standards document (http://www.lifewest.edu/pdfs/2007_January_STANDARDS.pdf) has been deleted in the current draft standards document (http://www.lifewest.edu/pdfs/Draft__2_Standards_Combined.pdf).

With the deletion of the "Purpose of Chiropractic Education" section, the words "without the use of drugs and surgery" are also deleted.

These words cannot be found anywhere else in either the current or draft standards.

There are no statements in the draft standards either in support or against the use of drugs and/or surgery.

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* 4. 4. The term "subluxation" appears six times in the current (Jan 1997) standards.

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"B:Assess the patient's general health status, complaints and problems leading to a diagnosis. Specific elements of patient assessment minimally include complete health
history; review of systems; physical, biomechanical, and neurological examination; the analysis of vertebral and extra-vertebral subluxation; and, when clinically indicated, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory, and/or specialized diagnostic procedures;"
"C: Develop a goal-oriented case management plan that addresses any subluxations or other neurobiomechanical problems, and that may include rehabilitation and/or other therapeutic modalities;"

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Knowledge (2)"The student must demonstrate an ability to: B. understand and select methods for evaluating posture, biomechanical function, and the presence of spinal or other articular subluxation or dysfunction;"

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Skills (3)" select and effectively utilize palpatory and other appropriate methods to identify subluxations of the spine and/or other articulations;"

Appendix 1
"Case types = In this context, "case types" represents a list of diagnostic entities (e.g., lumbar disc herniation, hypertension), patient presentations (e.g., woman with fatigue, patient over 50 with insidious low back pain, patient with radiating arm pain and nerve root deficits), and/or subluxation or joint dysfunction patterns (e.g., T4 syndrome, Maigne's syndrome, upper cervical joint dysfunction causing cervicogenic headache) which will represent the intended training domain of the clinical training phase of the DCP."

"Health promotion = Maintenance of neurobiomechanical integrity inclusive of subluxation prevention, and general strategies to enhance quality of life and prevent disease, trauma, and illness. This includes aspects of ergonomics, psychosocial support, exercise, diet, nutrition and life style counseling, and health screening."

In the current draft standards, the above mention sections do not appear, and the term "subluxation" does not appear.

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* 5. Please use the space below to list any concerns you have about the proposed changes.

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* 6. Any Additional comments?