TBCE Announces Disciplinary Actions
Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Monday, September 24, 2018 04:09 PM

In their September 2018 issue of their newsletter, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) reported that they had revoked four chiropractic licenses.  Two were revoked for felony convictions and two were revoked due to default on contested case hearings–one regarding failure to comply with a previous board order and one regarding sexual misconduct.

TBCE issued five cease and desist orders, four for practicing chiropractic without a license and one to cease and desist from using acupuncture until in full compliance with rule 78.14, which disciplinary action also included a two-year probated suspense, administrative fine of $3000, requirement to pass jurisprudence exam, and complete an office audit with the entire staff, for failure to use proper diligence, practicing outside scope of practice and failing to maintain patient records. 

Of the remaining two cease and desist orders one also carried an administrative fine of $1000 for failure to renew license and practicing without a license, and a second also carried a $1000 for practicing without a license.

In addition to the above administrative and disciplinary fines the TBCE levied an additional $1750 in fines to three individuals for failing to maintain patient records, failing to furnish requested records and for allowing an unlicensed graduate to work under his license who had graduated more than one year prior.

One disciplinary action was issued to take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam for “applying for licensure with a criminal history.”

TBCE reports that the “top 3 closed complaints by violation type” were lack of due diligence, records allegation, and criminal convictions.

Source:  http://www.tbce.state.tx.us/NewsLetter/2018/NLSeptember2018.pdf