Chiropractic Board Could Come Under More Oversight
Measures to overhaul the California Chiropractic Board are making their way through the Legislature after a series of missteps by appointed members of the board drew public scrutiny, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development on Monday approved SB 801, which would:
- Add two public members to the chiropractic board;
- Require all appointees to the board to go before the Senate for confirmation; and
- Permit the Legislature and governor to amend California's Chiropractic Act in the future.
Assembly member Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) is carrying companion legislation (AB 1137) in the Assembly (Yamamura, Sacramento Bee, 4/24). That chamber's Business and Professions Committee voted to approve the measure on Tuesday (Bill status, 4/24).
The California Chiropractic Association opposes the legislation, saying that the group is amenable to greater oversight for the board but is against giving the Legislature and governor authority to modify the Chiropractic Act (Sacramento Bee, 4/24). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.