In the Fall of 2010, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the sole accreditation agency for chiropractic education in North America, proposed a new set of standards to govern what programs and schools they accredit. Three of the most controversial changes that have been proposed are as follows: The wording that separates the Doctor of Chiropractic Program from other programs has been changed to include “or their equivalent”, the provision defining chiropractic as an approach to health “without the use of drugs or surgery” has been removed, and all reference to the word “subluxation” has been removed. The following is an examination of each of these changes in the context of chiropractic history and current events. This paper will also look at what these changes mean for the future of the chiropractic profession, and attempt to answer the question: how did we get to this point, and what do we do now?
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