TBCE:  Disciplinary Actions July Through September 2015
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Monday, November 09, 2015 11:46 AM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) for the three months from July through September, 2015 issued:

  • Five $250 administrative penalties:

    • 3 for failure to notify the Board of a change of address,
    • 1 for failure to release patient records, and
    • 1 for failure to maintain patient records.
  • One $500 administrative penalty for advertising services outside of the scope of chiropractic practice.

  • One $750 administrative penalty for advertising services outside of the scope of chiropractic practice, and for failure to use required verbiage to fully identify himself.

  • Five $1000 administrative penalties:

    • 1 for practicing in a facility with unsanitary conditions
    • 1 for maintaining unsanitary conditions within a chiropractic facility
    • 1 for failure to timely respond to a complaint.
    • 1 for failing to respond to a Board inquiry
    • 1 for performing EMG outside of the scope of chiropractic practice.
  • One $1500 administrative penalty for practicing in a facility with an expired registration and maintaining unsanitary conditions within the facility.

  • One $1750 administrative penalty for advertising services which are outside the scope of practice, including the use of MUA as a chiropractic treatment modality, and identifying himself as a functional medicine physician.

  • One $2500 administrative penalty for deceptive advertising and advertising superiority.

  • Fifteen cease and desist orders:

    • 10 for operating a chiropractic facility without a current certificate of facility registration,
    • 1 for operating a chiropractic facility with an expired certificate of facility registration,
    • 2 for practicing chiropractic without a license,
    • 1 for practicing chiropractic with an expired license,
    • 1 for practicing without a current license,
  • Seven letters of reprimand were issued:

    • 5 for failing to timely notify the Board of a criminal conviction – 2 cited to be DWI.
    • 1 for failing to notify the Board of an address change, advertising out of scope, and working in an unregistered facility.
    • 1 also included a $1000 penalty for advertising and practicing outside the scope of chiropractic.
  • One statutory revocation of licensure for being convicted of a felony criminal offense with a child.

  • For committing a criminal act of injury to a child, one doctor shall be subject to a suspension of active practice and licensure for a period of at least two years from the effective date of the order and shall not resume until full compliance with all of the terms of the Court order are fulfilled after which the doctor shall be subject to a probated suspension of licensure until the conclusion of the calendar year 2022.


  • Source:  http://www.tbce.state.tx.us/NewsLetter/2015/NLOct2015.pdf