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Chiropractic Summit Promotes Drug-Free Approach to Health Care

Thursday, May 22, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Chiropractic Summit Promotes Drug-Free Approach to Health Care 
Arlington, Va.—The Chiropractic Summit, an umbrella leadership group of prominent chiropractic 
organizations, met on Nov. 7 in Seattle, Wash. and approved, by unanimous motion, the following 
historic statements of agreement: 
  • Summit Promotes Drug-Free Approach: 
The drug issue is a non-issue because no chiropractic organization in the Summit 
promotes the inclusion of prescription drug rights and all chiropractic organizations in the 
Summit support the drug-free approach to health care. 
  • Summit Supports the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): 
The Summit fully supports the continued recognition of CCE. Even though there are some 
issues of concern remaining, such as CCE’s governance model, many good things have 
occurred the last couple of years. In addition, CCE has agreed to carefully review 
governance models for possible improvements beginning in 2014 in connection with the 
Summit Roundtable. 
In addition, the Summit voted unanimously to reaffirm its support of CCE before the 
Department of Education’s (DOE) National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality 
and Integrity (NACIQI) this December. 
  • Marketing Language: 
After multiple focus groups, the following marketing language was passed: The Summit 
acknowledges the concepts of spinal health and well-being as credible marketing 
messages and we encourage further efforts to refine and test such efforts. 
“I am proud to say today that after much time, effort and energy, the Summit partner organizations— representing the leadership of our profession—have come to an agreement on the long divisive issue on drugs,“ said Summit chair Lewis J. Bazakos, MS, DC. “This truly was an historic meeting.” 
First convened in September 2007, the Chiropractic Summit represents leadership from some 40 
organizations within the profession. The Summit meets regularly to collaborate, seek solutions and support collective action to address challenges with the common goal of advancing chiropractic. For more information about the Summit and its leadership, visit


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