The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP)
The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Council on Chiropractic Education, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, International Chiropractors Association, National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research to create an equitable chiropractic practice document. CCGPP was delegated to examine all existing guidelines, parameters, protocols and best practices in the United States and other nations in the construction of this document. Participation and process has been as transparent as possible and a major goal is to represent a diverse cross-section of the profession with the project that CCGPP is charged with. Six members were appointed to represent COCSA. Other members were appointed by the organizations that created CCGPP. The CCGPP is a steering organization comprised of 21 individuals. 16 are chiropractors with one in education, one in research and 14 in full-time Private Practice. There is a vendor representative, a representative from chiropractic colleges and attorneys representing the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, as well as a public member. A research commission with several dozen members reports to and is supervised by CCGPP.