Board of Chiropractic Examiners License Defense
As a chiropractor, you have spent years honing your craft and applying your education to the art of healing people with your hands. Your patients trust you and it is important that you hire someone you trust if your career is placed in jeopardy. If you are under investigation or believe that you will become the subject of an investigation by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, it is imperative that you retain competent counsel to navigate the complex and often lengthy review process. You should consult with an attorney at as early a stage as possible to preserve your rights and ensure that you do not make errors that will prove harmful to your case. One of the most common mistakes that professionals make is to assume that cooperation with an investigator from the Board will resolve the inquiry with little or no disciplinary action. The reality is that investigators can take advantage of this cooperation and may simply be building a case against you.
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners treats all allegations seriously and will fully investigate accusations including, but not limited to, substandard record keeping, improper billing practices, drug or alcohol abuse, and unauthorized use of unlicensed or unqualified therapists or assistants to perform chiropractic procedures. If you have been accused of selling your chiropractic license to a massage establishment, billing fraud, or any other form of misconduct, it is important to hire a knowledgeable lawyer to defend your license. The Board will also take seriously criminal allegations or convictions that do not seem to bear directly on the license holder’s duties and obligations as a chiropractor such as convictions for driving under the influence. If you are charged with a criminal offense, it is important for you to consult with a licensing attorney to discuss the consequences that a conviction may have on your license before you enter a plea in court.
Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP has experience dealing with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Firm attorneys can provide guidance concerning the factors that the Board will consider when determining whether to seek disciplinary action. If you have already been contacted by the chiropractic board regarding a violation, the Board may have evidence against you or the investigators may simply be looking for information to build a case. You need a lawyer who knows how to negotiate and deal with the Board and has experience in this area.
The experienced attorneys at Rothschild Wishek and Sands LLP will meet with you and construct a specific plan to defend against or mitigate alleged acts of misconduct. By engaging the assistance of an experienced attorney at an early stage of an investigation you may be able to avoid the filing of an Accusation or Statement of Issues or a hearing. What we can do for you now.
You should not delay in addressing allegations of misconduct or responding to correspondence from the Board. The problem will not simply go away if you fail to defend yourself. Board policy is that revocation is always an appropriate order where a respondent is in default, such as when he or she fails to file a notice of defense or fails to appear at a disciplinary hearing.
You have worked hard to earn your license and build your professional reputation. Do not allow the stress of the situation deter you from confronting the allegations head on. For chiropractors facing allegations of professional misconduct before the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, contact Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP for knowledgeable and effective representation.
If you are a chiropractor who has already had your license revoked, the attorneys at Rothschild Wishek & Sands can guide and represent you in petitioning for reinstatement of your license.
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners uses a complex rubric to categorize various offenses and determine the appropriate discipline in a given case. However, the Board states that the guidelines are not rigid and cases may warrant a departure from rule where appropriate: Board of Chiropractic Examiners Disciplinary Guidelines