VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY
APPOINTS DR. VAUGHN
TO THE VA CHIROPRACTIC
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(From the Department of Veterans
Affairs News Release)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 12, 2002

VA Appoints Chiropractic Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi today announced the appointment of the members of the new Chiropractic Advisory Committee that will advise him on the chiropractic health programs run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

"VA is committed to using the resources available to ease the suffering of our veterans and restore them to good health," said Principi. "With the help of this advisory committee, VA will ensure that it is providing the chiropractic services that our veterans need."

The new committee will "provide direct assistance and advice to the Secretary in the development and implementation of the chiropractic health program," according to Public Law 107-135, which created the panel.

Among the committee's missions are to advise the VA secretary on:
· Protocols governing referrals to chiropractors;
· Protocols governing direct access to chiropractic care;
· Protocols governing the scope of practice for chiropractic practitioners; and
· Definitions of services to be provided.

The committee will meet up to three times annually. The committee will expire on Dec. 31, 2004.

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