GCA's Legislative Successes

The Georgia Chiropractic Association has been fighting for chiropractic rights since 1912 and has achieved the following milestones:

1921 - Chiropractic Practice Act passed.

1967 - Insurance equality bill introduced; would not pass until 1980.

1972 - Medicare begins covering chiropractic care; GCA member Dr. Hoyt Duke testified in front of Congress for inclusion, and Dr. D.N. Parkerson urges chiropractors in his area to convince Rep. Williamson Sylvester Stuckey, Jr. to sponsor the Medicare bill.

1976 - Chiropractic Political Action Committee (CPAC) formed; Dr. Joseph Bishop serves as first president.

1979 - GCA hires Aubrey Villines as lobbyist.

1980 - Insurance equality passed in Georgia.

1991 - Georgia Chiropractic Association Political Action Committee (GCA-PAC) is incorporated July 18.

2006 - Georgia's Attorney General rules doctors of chiropractic may refer for MRIs.

2007 - Chiropractic Scope of Practice expanded in Georgia.

2009 - Georgia Supreme Court finds there are no statutory requirements for doctors of chiropractic to obtain a patient's informed consent. GCA General Counsel Aubrey Villines contributed to the case.

2011 - Georgia General Assembly passes legislation stating only doctors of chiropractic can provide chiropractic adjustments and chiropractic services.

2011 - Georgia General Assembly passes legislation that third party administrators must comply with existing