Letters to the Editor

'Serve the public well'

The Bee's editorial Dec. 10 is misleading to chiropractic patients. We chiropractors have and will provide a valuable service to our patients in a safe, ethical manner.

While mistakes have been made by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners in the past, they are publicly and actively taking steps to ensure corrections.

In fact, in March the executive officer was terminated and a new executive officer, a longtime state Department of Consumer Affairs employee, was hired. The board has created a comprehensive administrative procedure manual to make certain the law is applied fairly and consistently while protecting public health and safety.

Just recently, the board announced plans to revise the procedures for reviewing complaints and establishing standards for doctors of chiropractic who serve the board by making initial determinations of the merits of cases.

These efforts show that the board is taking definitive action to create an infrastructure that will serve the public well into the future. They should be supported in this endeavor, not condemned and boycotted. As a doctor of chiropractic, I applaud the leadership for taking these steps.

Bret Sullivan, D.C.