In California, Chiropractors are held to the highest of standards. Their job requires them to be educated about the most integral parts of the human body as well as maintain a spotless reputation. Chiropractors also have to follow a strict set of rules and regulations set forth by the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This group has the authority to determine if you can become or remain a medical professional in your field. 

Is your professional license under attack? Here’s what you need to know and why you need a license defense attorney on your side.

Reasons for Investigation

The Chiropractic Initiative Act and the California Code of Regulations have a detailed list of offenses that may result in disciplinary action. These include:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Practicing without a valid license
  • Using a false name
  • Substitution of spinal manipulation for other goods or services
  • False advertising claims
  • Gross Negligence
  • Sexual relations with patients

Each of these offenses is categorized from level I – IV and result in revocation or suspension of your professional license and/or a probationary period from 1 – 5 years.

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Disciplinary Action

When the Chiropractic board makes a decision about disciplinary action regarding your professional license, they take many factors into consideration.

  • Was there actual or potential harm to the public or consumer?
  • Do you have any prior disciplinary records?
  • Have you previously received disciplinary warnings?
  • What is the severity of your actions or crimes?
  • Do you have a criminal background?
  • Was the misconduct intentional or negligent?

These are some of the questions the board will be asking when reviewing your professional license. Although these are a basis for understanding what your licensing board is looking at, your license can still be suspended without considering any of these factors.

Contact Unlock Legal

If your Chiropractic license is under attack, contact a professional license defense lawyer immediately. Experienced license defense attorneys, like our team at Unlock Legal, can help you navigate the investigation and protect your license and your career.

If you fear your professional license is in jeopardy, please don’t hesitate to reach out for a quick, discreet, and confidential consultation. Know that with us, you are in great hands. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at your convenience at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can. Losing your license doesn’t have to be the end of your career.

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