Enough is Enough!
Call to Action!
December 14, 2019
With a new legislative session upon us there were a few Bills filed recently which can affect the chiropractic profession now and in the future. The Integrity and Identity of the chiropractic profession lies in the balance. If you want your voice heard in Tallahassee, the time to act is now!
On November 18, 2019 HB 677 was introduced by Rep. David Smith (R-Winter Springs), authorizes specifically trained chiropractic physicians to provide injectable nutrition to their patients! Pharmacists licensed under chapter 465 may fill the orders of chiropractic physicians.
On December 5, 2019 SB 1138 the companion to HB 677 was filed by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Pete).
Both Bills include authorizing a specified number of certain chiropractic continuing education hours to be completed online.
Other organizations claim that Over 90% of Florida DCs support HB 677. This is a false claim and our legislators need to know this. Will you sell out the chiropractic principle for a few extra online credits?
If you are a chiropractor who wants to preserve, protect and promote the philosophy, science and art of Chiropractic, as a distinct drug-less health profession dedicated to the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation, then take action now, speak out and let your voice be heard to oppose both HB 677 and SB 1138 today.
All that is necessary for the demise of your chiropractic profession, is for enough good chiropractors to do nothing. We need your help now, more so than ever. We need the strength and support of the newer generation who know that chiropractic must be perpetuated. Let us say to all DCs in Florida, chiropractic is worth fighting for. Tomorrow, unless the betrayal of Chiropractic is stopped, Chiropractic as a distinct health service gradually will disappear because the chiropractic profession will have evolved into a mess of conflicting principles and procedures.
As an organization The FCS is not in favor of expanding the current scope of Chiropractic practice in Florida.
Eddie Martinez, DC
President – Florida Chiropractic Society
On behalf of the FCS board of directors
Contact our legislators now let your voice be heard!
Representative David Smith: (407) 971-3570 – district office
Senator Jeff Brandes: (727) 563-2100 – district office
Health Quality Subcommittee:
Burton, Colleen [R] h
Plasencia, Rene "Coach P" [R]
Democratic Ranking Member
Stark, Richard [D]
Bell, Melony M. [R]
Beltran, Mike [R]
Brown, Kamia L. [D]
Daniels, Kimberly [D]
Davis, Tracie [D]
Maggard, Randall Scott "Randy" [R]
Mariano, Amber [R]
Rodriguez, Ana Maria [R]
Shoaf, Jason [R]
Smith, Carlos Guillermo [D]
Sullivan, Jennifer Mae [R]
Yarborough, Clay [R]