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Protecting Your Interests at the Wisconsin State Capitol
Equipped with one of the most experienced and influential government affairs team in Madison, the WCA tracks every move in the Capitol that might impact Wisconsin chiropractors.
Legislative & Regulatory Issues
We keep our members informed of regulatory changes and advocate on behalf of the entire chiropractic industry on key legislative issues.
The 2019-2020 session of the Wisconsin Legislature began in January and the WCA Government Affairs team is monitoring the following issues affecting chiropractic.
Online Continuing Education for Wisconsin Chiropractors - The Chiropractic Examining Board (CEB) is developing an administrative rule that would allow Wisconsin chiropractors to obtain some of their required continuing education credits through online courses. The WCA Board of Directors supports online CE. WCA President Dr. Gene Yellen Shiring and WCA Executive Director and CEO John Murray have been working with members of the CEB to develop a rule that allows for online CE while maintaining the quality and integrity standards required by state law. A final rule is expected later in 2019 with implementation expected in 2021.
Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule - A consortium of business groups, led by the state's largest business lobby the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), are once again pushing the idea of imposing a medical fee schedule on providers who care for workers injured on the job. The WCA Government Affairs team is very closely monitoring the actions of the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) where this proposals would begin to take shape. WCAC has recommended a Medicare-style fee schedule in past sessions only to have it run into strong opposition from WCA and other health care provider groups. The WCA will oppose a WC fee schedule and any other changes to the current system that would limit access to chiropractic care for patients injured in WC cases.
Through CHIEF, the Chiropractic Health Information and Education Fund, WCA supports pro-chiropractic candidates for elected office.