Experienced Chiropractor License Defense Attorneys in California
At Century Law Group, LLP, our skilled California chiropractor license defense attorneys represent clients facing complaints, accusations, investigations, criminal charges, or disciplinary actions from the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Our leading chiropractor license defense lawyers in California skillfully represent clients beyond accusations at administrative hearings and appeals, and through writs of Superior Court Mandamus appeals, so they have the resources they need to take back control of both their professional and personal lives.
What are the Most Common Complaints Reviewed by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners?
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners, or BCE, is a consumer protection agency with the primary mission of protecting consumers of chiropractic services from potentially harmful licensees.
The BCE is responsible for issuing guidelines and licenses, investigating potentially fraudulent chiropractors, and revoking chiropractors of their licenses if consumer complaints are supported.
Some of the most common causes of chiropractor disciplinary actions in California may include, but are not limited to:
- Allegations of alcohol or substance abuse or practicing while impaired
- Billing or insurance fraud
- Deficient record keeping
- False, deceptive, or misleading advertising
- Felony or misdemeanor criminal conviction related to their practice
- Fraudulent, negligent, or incompetent practice
- Improper client relationships or sexual misconduct
- Practicing medicine without a license
- Referral fee kickback payment schemes, or referral rebates
If you are a chiropractor license applicant, or an existing licensee, and are contacted by a California Department of Consumer Affairs investigator or their licensing Board, do not respond to their contact before consulting with an experienced chiropractor license defense attorney in California.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to put these allegations behind you, so you can move forward with confidence.
How Do the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Discipline Proceedings Work?
BCE categorizes alleged offenses using a complex system that decides the appropriate disciplinary action.
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners Disciplinary Guidelines & Model Disciplinary Orders outlines each of its actions, which includes reviewing and investigating the allegation upon receipt of a complaint.
From there, the BCE will either:
- Close the case if there is no evidence to support the claim.
- Issue a citation or lesser form of discipline.
- Refer the matter to the California Office of the Attorney General for formal disciplinary proceedings.
Depending on your licensing status, the Attorney General may file a statement of issues, if you are an applicant, or an accusation, if you are a current licensee.
Both initiate a formal hearing process under the California Administrative Procedures Act.
The Chiropractic Initiative Act allows the Board to deny an applicant’s license, discipline the license holder, or suspend or revoke their license based on the hearing’s outcome.
At Century Law Group, our skilled chiropractor license defense attorneys in California strongly advise anyone facing allegations from the Board to refrain from answering questions, providing documents or evidence, or agreeing to other actions without speaking with legal counsel first.
As professional license holders, our clients have important statutory and constitutional rights, and our California professional license defense lawyers have substantial healthcare licensing experience that can help protect their reputations and careers.
Contact Our Skilled Professional Licensing Defense Attorneys at Century Law Group
Contact our experienced chiropractor license defense attorneys in California today at (310) 642-6900 or online to learn more about the legal solutions that are available for your unique circumstances.
We provide free consultations and a straightforward approach to helping you put your legal trouble behind you quickly and effectively, so you can move forward with confidence.