ADVOCACY & LEGISLATION
As a PCA member or a Pennsylvania-licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, one of the most important things YOU can do to assist YOUR Chiropractic profession is to know your state legislators! Click here to find your local State Representative and State Senator. Of course, PCA’s Legislative Committee is also always open for more PCA members to join and advocate on behalf of Chiropractors in Pennsylvania. Click here for more information on joining the Legislative Committee.
As an example of PCA’s advocacy success, PCA and its members were THE driving force in successfully drafting and ultimately passing Senate Bill 487 (the Fairness in Co-Payment Act) and having it signed into law by the Governor as Act 39 of 2015. Click here to find more information and to read PCA General Counsel Jason Martin's response as to what Act 39 means for Pennsylvania Chiropractors and their patients.
Unlike many associations, PCA is never content to rest on its successes. Instead, PCA is constantly looking years "down the road,” envisioning other important legislative and regulatory initiatives that advance the Chiropractic profession and preserve and protect the patient-doctor relationship--which seems forgotten in the chaos of today’s ever-changing health care system.
Major Bills Being Promoted and/or MonitoredThe PCA is actively promoting the following laws:
* A legislative body, such as the Pennsylvania General Assembly, adjourns sine die when it adjourns (in PA, usually November 30) without appointing a day on which to appear or assemble again. In the cases of Any Willing Provider and Workers Compensation legislation, the proposed bills effectively “die” and must be re-introduced and re-numbered, etc. at the start of the next 2-year legislative cycle, usually in mid- to late-January of the following year
Major Regulations Being Proposed
PCA also attends, monitors and periodically comments on the deliberations and actions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic, the Commonwealth’s licensing board for DCs, and as importantly, a consumer protection entity. The State Board of Chiropractic usually meets every other month: January, March, May, July, September, November.
Current regulations being considered and developed by the PA State Board of Chiropractic include:
Helpful Links & Information
Be a strong voice for to advocate for Chiropractic professionals today. PCA’s website resources make it simple to let legislators know your opinion. You will find the information you need to contact Pennsylvania legislators or your member of Congress.