Are you facing a license investigation, accusation, or statement of issues by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners? Our law firm’s experienced legal team of license defense attorneys, paralegals, lawyers, and professionals can help you protect your chiropractor license.
“Neuromuscularskeletal” is a word you use routinely. We consider you, a chiropractor, an expert practitioner adept at performing manual adjustments to the spine and other body parts of in order to correct various systems that may have become compromised.
Chiropractic is considered a form of alternative medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of many of the disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most notably the spine.
Your skills as a chiropractorsutilize patients’ medical histories, skilled observation and examinations while you use many of the same diagnostic tools used by medical doctors, such as x-rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to pinpoint issues of ill health.
In addition to hands-on manipulation of the spine and other body parts, you are also versed at recommending courses of treatment, arranging for diagnostics and counseling patients on nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, and stress management, many using a decidedly holistic approach to healing as compared to other healthcare practitioners. When your skills cannot address all medical concerns, you will readily refer patients to other appropriate health practitioners when needed for coordinated care.
Becoming a chiropractor in California requires extensive study and training, including a series of examinations to become board certified and licensed. Chiropractors licensed in California and applicants for licensure are regulated by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which has adopted this mission: The Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ paramount responsibility is to protect California consumers from the fraudulent, negligent, or incompetent practice of Chiropractic care.
Just as other professionals in the medical world can become vulnerable to malpractice lawsuits as well as actions against their licenses, your livelihood can come under attack. If you are a practicing chiropractor, it’s important to note that using a skilled chiropractic license defense attorney to navigate the legal waters of potential suspensions, revocations or punitive fines against your license can minimize or even eliminate the chances of events like this robbing you of a career.
To speak to a professional license defense attorney to defend your California chiropractic license, call us at (800) 456-3767 or contact us online.
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If you need legal help and consultation to defend your license by an chiropractic board attorney, call 1-800-456-3767 to speak to a lawyer.
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners protects consumers through licensing and enforcement functions. The Board has the authority to require licensees to abide by provisions of the Chiropractic Initiative Act, Business and Professions Code, and those sections of the California Code of Regulations relating to the practice of chiropractic. Most Board actions alleging violations of these laws result from written complaints from a variety of sources.
All written complaints received by the Board are reviewed by the Enforcement Unit to determine whether the Board has jurisdiction, and if so, to prioritize the complaints.
Complaints alleging sexual misconduct, gross negligence/incompetence and insurance fraud are given priority attention and may be referred immediately to investigation. The Board also has jurisdiction over other categories of complaints, including but are not limited to, conviction of a criminal offense, deceptive or misleading advertising, and unlicensed practice.
The Board does not have jurisdiction in fee or billing disputes, general business practices, and personality conflicts. However, other civil channels are available to handle these issues.
How the Board Handles A Complaint
Following receipt of a complaint, the Board mails a notice of receipt to the complainant. Each complaint is reviewed to determine the course of action for the alleged violation or whether the Board has jurisdiction. California law requires the Board to have clear and convincing evidence of a violation in order to sustain disciplinary action. Consequently, the Board’s investigative process can be lengthy.
If a complaint is substantiated after review or investigation, there are different actions that can be taken against the chiropractic license. Formal disciplinary action may range from a public reprimand, probation or even license revocation. As an alternative to formal discipline, the Board can issue a citation. Citations are considered sanctions and are issued in cases involving minor violations of a law or regulation governing the practice of chiropractic. The Board has authority to issue citations to chiropractors for specified violations of law. Citations are not formal discipline, although they constitute a public record of the action taken.
If you need legal help and consultation to defend your license by an chiropractic board attorney, call 1-800-456-3767 to speak to a professional license defense lawyer.