The Council on Chiropractic
June 11, 2002
Commission on Accreditation
- To: Students of Life University College of Chiropractic,
Marietta, GA, and other interested parties
- From: Joseph Brimhall, D.C., Chair, CCE Commission on Accreditation
- Subj: Accreditation Status of Life University College of
Chiropractic, Marietta, GA
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is receiving manifold
questions from students and others about educational and accreditation
eventualities and chiropractic licensure issues. The CCE is not
in a position to advise current or prospective LUCC students
regarding their educational plans or future accreditation prospects
at LUCC. It is strongly suggested that such individuals do their
best to obtain accurate information from LUCC regarding the specific
reasons for this COA action, and that they seek expert advice
from other parties knowledgeable about chiropractic education,
accreditation and the potential positions of jurisdictional chiropractic
The CCE Commission on Accreditation (COA) decision to revoke
the accredited status of Life University College of Chiropractic
(LUCC) is the most serious adverse action possible for this body.
The COA deferred the accreditation decision last year and allowed
the maximum time period of one year, as provided under our process,
for LUCC to demonstrate compliance with CCE accreditation requirements.
Were it not for a CCE appeal process designed and provided to
insure utmost fairness and all reasonable opportunity for review
of such a COA decision, the accredited status of LUCC would be
ended at this time.
According to CCE policy COA 8, CCE provides a 30-day period
(from June 10, 2002) during which LUCC can decide whether or
not to appeal the COA decision. Even though the COA has decided
to revoke the accreditation of LUCC, the accredited status will
be extended during that 30-day period. If LUCC gives proper notice
of intent to appeal, the accredited status will further extend
during the actual process of appeal and until the appeal process
It is not possible to predict the actual amount of time required
for such an appeal process, but it would seem that such a process
could be completed within 90 to 120 days from its instigation.
All in all, it seems reasonable to estimate that, should LUCC
decide to appeal, the appeal process could be concluded at some
point in October or November of 2002. The CCE policy regarding
appeal of such decisions is displayed on the CCE website at:
Persons wishing to know the specific citations of non-compliance
with the CCE Standards should contact LUCC. Those citations are
provided in a letter from the COA to LUCC. Due to provisions
of the CCE position regarding confidentiality, the COA has not
been persuaded to release those specific citations at this time.
We understand the natural inclination for individuals to call
CCE about these matters, and we wish we could be of further help.
However, due to the confidentiality provisions in our own processes
and related issues, the above is all the information we are able
to offer at this time.