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New Attendee Welcome Breakfast


Dr. Oliver “Bud” Smith, Jr. (TX)

FCLB Vice President

Dr. Daniel Saint Germain (PQ)

FCLB Treasurer with assistance by the

NBCE Board of Directors


The 80th Annual Congress of the FCLB

Other meetings in conjunction with FCLB:  National Board of Chiropractic Examiners • (NBCE) Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting  Association of Chiropractic Board • Administrators (ACBA) – Annual Meeting  Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) • Site Team Academy Training


1919: First meeting of chiropractic regulation 1926: Started meeting as Council of State Examining Boards 1947: Regulatory boards disaffiliated themselves from national professional associations 1957: Council on Chiropractic State Examining Boards incorporated under Wyoming law 1968: Renamed FCLB and became a non-profit organization: 501 (c) 6


“To protect the public and to serve our member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation.”


Summary: maintain high uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation, discipline and education.


1961 – Helped form the NBCE (NBCE started testing in 1963) 1974 – Helped CCE gain recognition by U.S. Department of Education


We have no binding authority over state or provincial licensing boards since their authority comes from statute and regulations specific to their state or province.

We do hold considerable authority as the national (and sometimes international) standard .

Our members help develop those standards!


Directory of licensing board requirements, available on-line or in notebook format

Every conference attendee gets a new “starter notebook” annually. This is an excellent resource/reference guide!

 Networking: • • •

Discuss concerns common to all boards PowerPolls-learn how other boards function Help boards talk to each other


 CIN-BAD – Chiropractic Information Network/ Board Action Databank •

Free to member boards

Public board actions and Medicare sanctions

All members report – some date back to 1954

Boards can submit to CIN-BAD and we take care of HIPDB reporting FREE from there


 Annual educational conference: Presentations and workshops • • •

How to protect the public more effectively Sharing tips among members How to avoid lawsuits

 Annual business meeting: • • • •

Election of officers / Executive Fellow director Adoption of resolutions Bylaws revisions Seating of District Directors


 • • News Alerts

Advise of licensees in the media Gives boards a “heads-up” about D.C.s who may pose a threat to the public

 • • PACE

Providers of Approved Continuing Education Streamlined approval process & record-keeping for boards, practitioners, and CE providers

 • • District (regional) meetings:

Held in fall each year Informal networking sessions


 • • • • Revenues:

Membership dues Conference Fees & Sponsorships CIN-BAD (managed care subscribers) Grants and contributions (NBCE, NCMIC, etc.)

Contributions to FCLB are not tax deductible under charity laws, but are deductible as a business expense.

 FCLB is always working on creating additional sources of revenue


 Delegates and Districts: Each board is represented by a delegate (and alternate to serve in his/her absence) •

Delegate can be DC, public member, or Executive Fellow (up to each board to decide)

5 geographical regions (districts)

Delegates elect a director for each district


District Directors (5)

serve a maximum of two three-year terms also called the “Executive Board” Dr. Carol J. Davis (AK) – District l Dr. LeRoy F. Otto (MN) – District ll Dr. Lawrence O’Connor (NJ) – District lll Dr. Ron Tripp (OK) – District lV Dr. Steve Willen (NC) – District V* *Current Executive Board Chair


Officers (4)

- elected by delegates - one 2-year term in each office President – Dr .

N. Edwin Weathersby (AZ) Vice President – Dr .

Oliver “Bud” Smith, Jr. (TX) Treasurer – Dr .

Daniel Saint-Germain (PQ) Imm .

Past President – Dr .

Richard L. Cole (TN) –

Executive Board Fellow (1)

delegates elect a Board administrator to a 2 yr term Mr. Joe Baker (FL)


 Board of Directors – 10 members: 4 elected officers, 5 district directors and 1 Executive Fellow director  Executive Committee chair and 4 officers – executive board  Committees – 12 committees: 3 standing / 9 special committees  Staff – 5 staff (full-time and part-time)


But it all starts with our members!

Member roles: Fellow – DC or public board member: currently or within last 5 years Honorary Fellow – after 5 years still part of the FCLB family!

Executive Fellow – top chiropractic board administrator of each board

FCLB leadership

FCLB Board of Directors (10)

Assembly elects Officers, Executive Fellow


Districts Elect 5 District Directors (the Executive Board)

FCLB Delegates / Alternates DESIGNATE FCLB Member Boards

Other Organizations

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters (1 rep) Department of Defense. Oversight Committee(1rep) FCLB National Board Of Chiropractic Examiners (2 reps) Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (1 rep)

Staff Resources

Donna M. Liewer, Executive Director Bridget Seader, Program Administrator Julie Finn, Executive Assistant Joan Carl, Finance & Benefits Manager Kelly Webb, PR and PACE Coordinator Bill Steinmiller, consultant and happy computer guru!

Contact Us …

By phone: (970) 356-3500 (Colorado) Greeley office hours – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By fax: (970) 356-3599 By e-mail: [email protected]

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