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Rehab Council Bylaws Amendment Vote Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21st, 2013

If you are an active ACA Rehab Council member in good standing, on Monday, Jan. 21st, 2013, you will be receiving an e-mail from Josh Damon, Corporate Affairs Assistant of the ACA, with respect to the proposed ACA Rehab Council Bylaws Amendment, Article XVIII (the proposed Amendment and the Rationale for this Amendment can be found below. The Rationale is in italics). The Bylaws Amendment has the full support of your Rehab Council Executive Committee and has been reviewed by our Rehab Council Liaison, Dr. Kelli Pearson, as well as ACA Legal Counsel Tom Daly. In addition, it has been approved as written (see below) by ACA Bylaws Chairperson Dr. Karen Konarski-Hart and past ACA Bylaws Chairperson, Dr. David Herd.

The e-mail from Josh will have a link that you will be able to click on in order to cast your “yes” or “no” vote. Only active ACA Rehab Council members who are in good standing and have paid their 2013 dues are eligible to vote. Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote.

Proposed ACA Rehab Council Article XVIII – Establishment of a College

“In accordance with its objective to promote scientific research directly related to all aspects
of physiologic therapeutics and rehabilitation with particular attention directed towards
chiropractic and multi- disciplinary network approach, the ACA Rehab Council President
may, upon a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members at a regular or special meeting
called for that purpose, appoint a College which will be governed by its own Bylaws which
will not be in conflict with the Rehab Council Bylaws or those rules and regulations set
forth by the ACA, and which will consist of a group of chiropractic doctors with a specific
academic and clinical focus that can be viewed as complementary to the specialty of
rehabilitation. The College shall aid in providing scientific, academic and clinical guidance
and research to the ACA Rehabilitation Council complementary to the field of rehabilitation.”

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