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CHIROPRACTIC OFFICES The ISCA continues to monitor all of the directives surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. Please check back often and if you sign up as a member you will receive emails as soon as the information is available to us. We are available to answer any questions for our members.
Governor Holcomb announced today Indiana's Stay-at-Home order will be lifted in stages. Governor Holcomb rolled out a program called Back on Track Indiana which has a goal of getting Indiana back on track by July 4th. This program is composed of 5 stages with target dates of rolling out each one. You can find more information on this here:
Back on Track
Indianapolis and Marion County city-county officials announced yesterday they are extending the city-county Stay-At-Home order until May 15, 2020. Marion County has the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state with 5,754 as of today. This announcement came before the Governor's, but Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hogsett, clarified Indianapolis and Marion County will issue an order “subsequent to the new statewide order that to the greatest extend allowable will continue current restrictions” on all non-essential business through May 15.
Essential Business Under CISA The Governor issued a Stay-at-Home order for all Hoosiers until April 20. This means all non-essential businesses had to close as of March 24, 2020. At this time, the Executive Order allows for essential businesses to remain open. Chiropractic offices fall into this category and are considered an "essential business" and will be allowed to remain open. However, it is a strong recommendation from the ISCA that you make every effort to limit your staff and the number of people in your offices if you choose to remain open and follow all CDC guidelines.
When the "essential business" list from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally came out, chiropractors were not specifically listed, but Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and others were. Although we were covered under other language in Governor Holcomb's executive order and the CISA list, the ISCA wanted to ensure there was no question. The ISCA requested that the ACA send a letter to the DHS to ask that chiropractors be specifically listed with the other healthcare professionals. The DHS responded with the attached memo. Chiropractic is now officially listed under the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers CISA list from the Department of Homeland Security.
HEALTHCARE / PUBLIC HEALTH
• Workers who perform critical clinical research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 response.
• Healthcare providers and Caregivers including physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, and assistants, social workers, optometrists, speech pathologists, chiropractors, and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists.
Online CE Update:
ISCA advocated for you to be able to do continuing education ONLINE, especially during this COVID-19 crisis. With our efforts, online CE will be accepted for all approved entities. You will now be able to get all of your CE hours online before license renewal!
Our association THRIVES based on the Involvement, Commitment, and Loyalty of our Indiana doctors. With your support through membership and ISCA sponsored CEs, we are able to fulfill our MISSION to Promote, Educate, and Protect the entire Chiropractic Community in Indiana and Advocate for our unrestricted access to Chiropractic Care.
Continuing Education Requirement for the July 1, 2020 Renewal: The Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners will accept any part or all of the required continuing education hours by distance learning that is provided by an approved organization as specified in Indiana Code IC 25-1-4-0.2.
While taking the necessary precautions to protect staff and visitors, the ISCA office remains open. We are working remotely for the time being and will continue to assist our members with any questions they may have. Please be patient for answers as our call volume and email activity have increased.
Introduction of the ISCA's New Executive Director
Jessaca Turner Stults
I’m happy to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Indiana State Chiropractic Association members as the new Executive Director. I’ve had the opportunity to take part in many legislative issues that have positively impacted the care you provide to your patients. It is that work that makes me excited to help preserve, protect and promote your profession now and into the future in the state of Indiana.
I am Jessaca Turner Stults, and I serve as the managing partner of The Capitol Group (formerly TSS Capitol Group) which I founded in 2010. I began my legal career as a deputy prosecutor in Marion County then moved into governmental affairs. In 2006, I worked as the Legislative Director for the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), the State’s largest agency. In 2007, I became General Counsel of FSSA, while maintaining my role as Legislative Director for the agency. I advocated before the Indiana General Assembly protecting and monitoring FSSA’s interests and was instrumental in the passage of the Governor’s Healthy Indiana Plan.
The Capitol Group has been working with the ISCA for a number of years and we have a team of dedicated individuals that wake up each day prepared to advocate for our clients, their mission and goals. We are both excited and humbled to have the opportunity to manage your association and advocate for you, especially during a time when healthcare is under the microscope. We have the education, resources, dedication and relationships to educate the Indiana legislative body, Executive Branch, and other stakeholders on the importance of protecting chiropractic care.
I’m pleased to be trusted by your leadership and executive committee and know the future is bright with our partnership. We have exciting things in store for the ISCA and our goal is to become a stronger and more useful organization to enhance your membership interests and legislative presence as the Indiana State Chiropractic Association. We are Stronger Together.
Let’s preserve, protect and promote the chiropractic profession, together.
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