September through November 2016 Disciplinary Actions
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 06:28 PM

News Bite:  From September through November the TBCE administered some 17 disciplinary actions ranging from cease and desist orders, to $11,000 in fines, one of them a $5000.  One licensee also suffered the revocation of the chiropractic license.  Avoid fines, punishment and the loss of income.  Regularly review the State's legal requirements for chiropractic and abide by them.


The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for the months of September through November, 2016 issued the following disciplinary actions against 17 individuals:

  • Two cease and desist orders to individuals practicing chiropractic without a license
  • One cease and desist order and the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination for not registering a chiropractic facility
  • One cease and desist order and the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination within 30 days for practicing without a license
  • One cease and desist order, the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination within 120 days, and a letter of reprimand for expired facility registration and not responding to board inquiries 
  • One requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination and the Ethics and Boundaries Assessment Services test within 180 days for not complying with a board order
  • One fine of $250 for failure to furnish records
  • One fine of $250 and the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination for failing to comply with a board order
  • One fine of $500 for deceptive advertising and advertising outside the scope of chiropractic practice
  • One fine of $1000, a cease and desist order, and the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination for not registering a facility
  • One fine of $1250 for failure to display public interest information and not responding to board inquiries 
  • One fine of $2500, a cease and desist order, the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination for not registering a facility and practicing with an expired license
  • One fine of $5000 to be paid within 30 days, license probation for one year, the requirement to pass the Ethics and Boundaries Assessment Services test within 180 days for gross unprofessional conduct and inefficient practice
  • One license probation for two years, the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination an audit of billing records, refunds for patients for grossly unprofessional conduct and deceptive advertising
  • One five-year license probation, the requirement to pass the jurisprudence examination and the Ethics and Boundaries Assessment Services test within six months and being restricted from owning a chiropractic facility
  • One suspension of facility registration for criminal conviction
  • One revocation of license for noncompliance

Avoid fines, punishment and the loss of income.  Regularly review the State's legal requirements for chiropractic and abide by them.


Source:  http://www.tbce.state.tx.us/NewsLetter/2017/NLJan2017.pdf