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Indiana Chiropractor License Defense Attorney

Indiana professional license discipline lawyer for chiropractors

Professional License Defense Lawyer Representing Chiropractors Facing Disciplinary Action

Chiropractors provide essential services to many patients, helping them address issues related to misalignment of the back and spine, as well as a variety of other concerns that affect their overall health. As with other types of medical professionals, chiropractors are closely regulated by state government agencies, and they may face discipline if they are accused of committing certain types of violations, acting in ways that may threaten the health and safety of patients, or providing substandard care. The Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners may investigate complaints against a chiropractor or other issues that may affect a person's license, and in these cases, chiropractors will need to understand the steps they can take to defend against disciplinary action, maintain valid licenses, and continue providing care to patients.

The Law Offices of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC provides legal representation for chiropractors and other licensed professionals, helping them determine how to respond to investigations, answer questions in disciplinary hearings, and protect their ability to continue working in their chosen careers. We work with our clients to address cases before the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA). With our understanding of the laws that apply to licensed professionals and the procedures followed in investigations and hearings, we help chiropractors take steps to avoid disciplinary action or minimize the ways their careers may be affected by license discipline.

Reasons for Disciplinary Action Against Chiropractors

To obtain a professional license in Indiana, a chiropractor must demonstrate that they have received the proper education and training, including providing transcripts showing that they have received a professional chiropractic degree and that they completed at least 90 semester hours of pre-chiropractic studies. They will also be required to submit their official scores from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), showing that they have passed examinations in all applicable subjects, including Physiotherapy. Applicants will need to pass a jurisprudence examination that covers the Indiana Chiropractic Standards and Administrative Rules. In addition to meeting these requirements, applicants will need to pass a licensing examination. Chiropractors who have been licensed to practice for at least three years in another state may receive an Indiana chiropractor license through endorsement without the requirement to take a licensing examination, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.

A chiropractor may face discipline to their license if the Board of Chiropractic Examiners determines that they do not meet the requirements described above or if they are accused of obtaining a license through fraud, deception, or cheating on an examination. Other potential reasons for discipline include engaging in advertising for their services that is false or misleading, sexual misconduct or other lewd or immoral behavior, providing services that are outside the scope of their training and experience, incompetence when providing treatment to patients, or abuse of alcohol or controlled substances that affects a chiropractor's ability to provide the proper care and treatment for patients. Criminal convictions may also lead to discipline, including if a person commits offenses that have a direct bearing on the services and treatment they provide or if they commit other crimes that put the public at risk of harm, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Chiropractors may also be subject to discipline if they advertise that they will waive deductibles or copayments that are required under a patient's health insurance plan.

The PLA may choose to take one or more forms of disciplinary action after performing an investigation and holding a disciplinary hearing. A chiropractor's license may be temporarily suspended or permanently revoked. A person may be placed on probation for a certain period of time, during which the forms of treatment they can provide to patients may be limited and they may be required to provide regular reports to the Board, pursue professional education, perform community service, and/or pay restitution. Disciplinary action may include fines of up to $1,000 for each violation of the standards of professional practice that a person is accused of committing. In some cases, the Board may choose to reprimand or censure a chiropractor without limiting their ability to practice or issuing other forms of discipline.

Contact Our Indiana Chiropractor License Defense Lawyer

If you are facing discipline to your chiropractor license, our firm can advise you of your options and provide you with the defense you need. We will work to help you show that you have not committed any violations that warrant discipline, and if necessary, we can work to minimize the effects that any disciplinary action will have on your career. To learn how we can help you protect your license, contact our office today at 463-219-2612 and set up a free consultation.

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