Welcome to the new ACPCC.org website. Formerly the web home of the American Chiropractic Physician Credentialing Center, this site is now devoted to providing objective information regarding the recent attempts to establish prescription drug rights in the Chiropractic profession. After an unsuccessful attempt in the mid-nineties by Western States Chiropractic College to establish an accredited Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Degree Program, National University of Health Sciences created the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians in late 1999 and initiated the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in early 2002 and then renamed its DC program a “Chiropractic Medicine” program still leading to a “Doctor of Chiropractic” first professional degree accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education. The Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine seems to have morphed into a ‘Post-Graduate” masters program which is accredited by a Regional Accrediting Agency, but not a Specialty Chiropractic or Medical Accrediting Agency.
The movement to introduce prescription drug privileges into the chiropractic profession raises a multitude of questions regarding appropriate post-graduate education, accreditation, certification and credentialing. The events associated with the passage of new laws in New Mexico, the implementation of unlawful rules by the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the resulting lawsuit will be explored in order to shed light on these many questions.