Lobbying Update Feb 2020

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, continues to work on legislation that recommends consideration of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  

The bill is A8256-A/S5867 sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera. The bill is currently ready for a vote of the full house in the Assembly and in the Health Committee in the Senate. This, along with scope modernization, continue to be key legislative priorities for the Association. 

The New York State Chiropractic Association and the New York Chiropractic Council have jointly submitted Scope Modernization language to NYS State Legislature (A8541|S7427). We believe that codifying our expertise in conservative care (non-drug, non-surgery, health and wellness services) is the path to a more secure future.

For more information on Scope Modernization, click here.

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