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New York State Chiropractors and Performing COVID-19 Tests

From the NYSCA Executive Director's Office

Re: Can a DC hire a nurse to perform the COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid 10-Minute fingerstick test for antibodies during the current pandemic?

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Help Avert Planned Cuts to Medicare Reimbursement

ACA has been part of two coalitions fighting these cuts and is supporting legislation designed to place a one-year moratorium on the planned cuts, to allow congress to develop a long-term solution. Contact your federal representative here and urge them to cosponsor this legislation, H.R. 8505.

Join the NYSCA during October 2020 and save up to 50%!

October is National Chiropractic Health Month and great things are happening in the Chiropractic profession in New York!

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NYSCA Announces Safety Plan Workshop for the Removal of Practice Restrictions

In the continued spirit of assisting and advancing the profession, the NYSCA will be holding a workshop to assist those of you who have questions or simply want to join your colleagues virtually in the completion of this vital task. 

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Register now to join us tomorrow evening for a NYSCA COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting!

We know there are many questions and concerns about the best practices for reopening a practice and for returning to the full breadth of chiropractic practice.  To assist with this, last week a “reopening and reigniting practice guide” was emailed to you.  

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Reopening & Reigniting your practice - A guide for NYSCA members

Your service to public health throughout the covid crisis is appreciated. At this stage some of our colleagues are looking to reopen their practices and begin providing 'emergency chiropractic services'. Others have been open in this essential capacity and are anxiously awaiting the green light to provide a full spectrum of chiropractic care. To assist you with both of those strides forward, the NYSCA has created a guide to opening and reigniting your practice.

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Continue practicing within your scope as you render emergency chiropractic service

During the COVID-19 pandemic, New York’s chiropractors continue to do their best to serve their patients and communities.   A reminder for those that chiropractors that remain open as part of Essential Business during this state of emergency- you need to still practice under the current scope of practice.  

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Q&A: Unemployment Insurance for the Self-employed during the pandemic

A NYSCA member states, then asks: "I am a self-employed, sole proprietor and I am closing my office due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  As a chiropractor can I apply to one of the state unemployment insurance offices to collect unemployment insurance compensation?"

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COVID-19 Updates: Essential Business and Chiropractic Practice

The NYSCA is working to remain vigilant at helping members understand and address the COVID-19 pandemic and remain responsive to updates and changes as this situation continues to develop.

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Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. See below for details of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

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CE Requirements during COVID-19 from NYS Education Dept

The New York State Education Department has developed a webpage containing many frequently asked questions related to the developing COVID-19 situation.  An excerpt from this page as relates to continuing education requirements is included below.

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Corporate Sponsor: LabCorp Inc

The NYSCA is very pleased to welcome LabCorp Inc as a Platinum Level Corporate Sponsor!

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John Edwards DC, NYSCA District 10 member

The NYSCA is sad to say that we lost a long time member. Dr John Edwards was an outstanding chiropractor, contributor to his community, and a wonderful human being! He will be sorely missed by us all.

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Workers' Compensation Update - December 2019

The NYSCA would like to thank our membership in assisting to drive necessary changes to New York's Workers' Compensation system.  On October 31, 2019, our president, Dr. Jason Brown, once again led the discussion with executive members of the Workers' Compensation Board which was also attended by NYSCA Insurance Chair Dr. Robert Martin and NYSCA Lobbyist Amy Kellogg.  In the continued spirit of unity, the meeting was also attended by representatives of the NY Chiropractic Council.

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Testimony of Dr. Jason Brown, President of the NYSCA, to the Joint Senate Task Force On Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention

To support awareness and access to chiropractic care, Dr. Jason Brown, NYSCA President, presented testimony to the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention. Our united efforts offered similar testimony from the Council. NYSCA’s testimony focused on early recommendation of conservative measures to avoid the first opioid prescription and included our support for bills proposed by Senators Rivera and Harckham that would increase awareness of chiropractic.

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Webinar: Clinical Cases of the Head and Neck

In addition to CE available at our statewide conventions, the NYSCA now offers continuing education credit via webinar through NYCC Post-Grad. NYSCA Webinars are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday at 1pm EST. 

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Great things are happening in our profession!

The Chiropractic fee schedule for work and automobile related injuries in New York State (NYS) is governed under the regulations set forth by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

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Lobbying Update - June 2019

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, has worked with the NY legislature to submit legislation that recommends consideration and prescription of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.   The bill is A8256/S5867 sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera. The bill is currently on the  Assembly Health Committee agenda.

The NYSCA Announces the Results of the 2019 Elections

The votes have been tallied and election results are below.  The results below represent terms from June 1, 2019 until May 31, 2021.  We thank all who were willing to run for an elected position and look forward to the leadership of our Officers and Board members.

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Polls Now Open for the 2019 NYSCA Officer and Regional Director Elections

Polls for the election of NYSCA Officers and Directors open today. In odd-numbered years (2019), the positions open for election are Directors in Region 1, Directors in Region 3, and all Officer positions. For more information on election procedures, please click here.

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