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Winter 2018

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Dr. Colucci steps up to FCLB presidency

Dr. Maggie Colucci receives the FCLB gavel from Immediate Past President Farrel I. Grossman, D.C.
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Maggie Colucci, D.C., Davenport ’89, Las Vegas, Nev., is the first woman to be elected and serve as president in the 91-year history of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). She was elected to a two-year term beginning in May 2017 and previously served as the FCLB’s vice president, another first for female chiropractors.

“I’m honored to serve as FCLB’s first female president,” she says. “My goals are to continue to protect the public by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation. My current focus is our mobility project, known as the ‘passport’ program. It will allow chiropractors to mobilize from state to state with a temporary license to treat, travel to teach and provide crisis care. This program launched in May 2017 and over time will encourage all U.S. state chiropractic regulatory boards to adopt and implement the FCLB passport model and language for temporary licensure. I know the full chiropractic profession can agree that mobility is a necessity and long overdue.”

Another goal includes promoting the FCLB’s Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) program that ensures quality continuing education (CE) for all chiropractors, along with streamlined oversite and reporting. “This program is a great time-saver for our member boards and helps highlight reliable, quality CE for licensees so they can continue to provide the best care for patients,” she says. “This year we’ll launch a great new course catalog and search feature. There are now more than 50 CE providers (including the Palmer College CE program) that have been pre-screened by PACE, so we’re excited to step up our ability to help doctors find relevant, valuable and convenient CE.”

Dr. Colucci also is proud of the FCLB’s Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant program that ensures chiropractic assistants (CAs) receive uniform, quality training. “As part of the certification process, our partners at the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners have developed an online exam that ensures CAs have mastery of the knowledge they need to care for patients,” she says. “In the past year we’ve seen a marked increase in CA certification as more boards choose to ensure competence through this certification.”

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