Past Articles

DVA Forms Chiropractic Advisory Committee

Six months after President Bush signed legislation mandating the establishment of a chiropractic health benefit within the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) health care system, an 11-member advisory committee has been formed. The committee includes six chiropractors and five other healthcare related members. The law authorizes the hiring of doctors of chiropractic in the DVA health system, sets a broad scope of chiropractic practice, and allows the chiropractic profession to oversee the development and implementation of the new benefit through an advisory committee. The advisory committee is designed to help ensure appropriate input by the chiropractic profession into the implementation of the new benefit.