California Chiropractor License Defense Attorney
If you are facing a California Board of Chiropractic Examiners investigation or chiropractor criminal charge, you need a respected and experienced California chiropractor license defense attorney as early as possible in the process. Board investigations, complaints, accusations, DUI, and criminal charges threaten your chiropractic license, reputation and career.
We understand that California Chiropractic Board enforcement actions trigger serious consequences that can affect you for many years. This is why we work hard to vigorously protect your license, your assets and your ability to practice.
Experienced Former Prosecutor Defending You
When the stakes are high, our highly skilled professional license and criminal defense attorney will skillfully work to protect your license, your reputation and your career.
Attorneys Robert Weinberg, Melissa DuChene, and Suzanne Crouts have over 50 years experience handling thousands of chiropractor license defense, criminal defense, DUI defense, medical license, and Federal criminal defense cases.
California Chiropractor License Defense Lawyer
When a chiropractor is contacted by a DCA investigator or their licensing Board, it is important to consult with an experienced chiropractor license defense attorney before responding. Often skilled counsel can help present a response that can result in the matter being closed with no formal accusation or disciplinary action.
Board of Chiropractic Examiners license defense
Chiropractors often believe the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) is on their side. Unfortunately this is not true. BCE is a consumer protection agency and their mandate is to protect consumers and hold chiropractors accountable for misconduct. And California’s new Patient’s Right to Know Act amplifies the damage from disciplinary actions.
You help patients – now let us take care of you
If you are facing an investigation or disciplinary action by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, give us a call. We understand what you are feeling and our chiropractor license defense attorney is 100% focused on defending you and your license. We do not judge, we are strictly here to defend and support you.
Chiropractor license defense in California
We have a wealth of experience representing chiropractors throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and all of California. You can depend on us to skillfully defend your license during investigations, accusations, hearings, administrative appeals and Superior Court Mandamus appeals.
Skilled in substance abuse, DUI and criminal charge issues
abuse, DUI, criminal arrests or convictions. Our experienced former government prosecutor knows how to skillfully handle these scenarios and work to protect you.
Some of the most common causes of chiropractor disciplinary actions include:
- DUI, alcohol or substance abuse
- Improper client relationships or sexual misconduct
- Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor crime substantially related to the practice as a chiropractor
- Billing or insurance fraud
- Referral fee kickback payment schemes, referral rebates
- Gross negligence or incompetence
- Practicing impaired
- Deficient record keeping
- False or misleading advertising
- Use of spinal manipulation in lieu of vaccination
- Unlicensed practice of chiropractic medicine
Don’t let a mistake ruin your career. Call us to learn your legal options.
We represent chiropractors throughout all of California, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Sacramento County, Contra Costa County, and Ventura County.
We offer affordable fees and flexible payment plans.
Board of Chiropractic Examiners disciplinary guidelines
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) reported they had approximately 13,191 licensed California chiropractors in 2017.
BCE is a consumer protection agency under the California Department of Consumer Affairs with the primary mission of protecting consumers of chiropractic services from potentially harmful licensees. BCE published statistics show they received 497 consumer complaints and referred 495 complaints for investigation in fiscal year 2017.
BCE has a complex system of categorizing offenses and deciding the appropriate disciplinary action. To achieve its consumer protection mandate, BCE has codified its rules in the Board of Chiropractic Examiners Disciplinary Guidelines & Model Disciplinary Orders.
The California Department of Consumer Affairs reports quarterly on the quantity of chiropractor consumer complaints received, enforcement actions and convictions.
Chiropractor Criminal Reporting Requirement
California Business and Professions Code §803.5 requires the District Attorney or other prosecuting agency to file a report informing the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners of the filing of any felony criminal charge.
Once a licensee is convicted of a crime, courts are required to transmit a certified copy of the record of conviction to the BCE within 48 hours. When a licensee renews their Chiropractic license, they must report any criminal convictions. While there is no law requiring it, law enforcement agencies often report criminal arrests to the BCE. Depending on the facts, disclosures typically trigger an investigation of the licensee.
Chiropractic license criminal record changes (AB-2138)
Assembly Bill 2138 limits the discretion and chiropractic licensure denial criteria making it easier for prospective licensees with criminal records to obtain and maintain chiropractic licenses effective July 1, 2020.
RELATED: Chiropractic license with criminal record under AB-2138
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners
901 P Street, Suite 142A, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 263-5355 | (800) 735-2929 CA Relay Service TT/TDD
Board of Chiropractic Examiners Rules and Regulations
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When looking for a chiropractic license defense attorney near me, please note we represent chiropractors in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Sacramento County, Contra Costa County, and all of California:
Los Angeles County: Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Buena Park, Burbank, Canoga Park, Carson, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Compton, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, Downtown Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Gardena, Glendora, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Park, Inglewood, La Canada-Flintridge, La Habra, La Mirada, Lakewood, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Pacoima, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho San Fernando, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, South Pasadena, Sylmar, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Toluca Lake, Torrance, Van Nuys, Venice, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Whittier and Woodland Hills.
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Orange County: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
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Riverside County: Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Temecula, Murrieta, Jurupa Valley, Indio, Hemet, Perris, Palm Desert and Palm Springs. | San Bernardino County: San Bernardino, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley and Redlands. | San Diego County: San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas and National City.
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Santa Barbara County: Carpinteria, Gaviota, Goleta, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Los Olivos, Montecito, Orcutt, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and UC Santa Barbara. | Ventura County: Camarillo, Fillmore, Simi Valley, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura.
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Alameda County: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City. | Alpine County: Alpine Village. | Amador County: Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek. | Butte County: Oroville, Chico, Durham, Gridley, Magalia, Oroville, Oroville East, Palermo, Paradise, South Oroville, Thermalito. | Calaveras County: Angels Camp, Arnold, Copperopolis, Rancho Calaveras, San Andreas, Valley Springs. | Colusa County: Arbuckle, Colusa, Maxwell, Williams. | Contra Costa County: Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek. | Del Norte County: Crescent City, Bertsch-Oceanview, Klamath. | El Dorado County: Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Placerville, Pollock Pines, Shingle Springs, South Lake Tahoe.
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Fresno County: Clovis, Coalinga, Fresno, Reedley, Sanger, Selma. | Glenn County: Hamilton City, Orland, Willows. | Humboldt County: Arcata, Cutten, Eureka, Fortuna, Humboldt Hill, McKinleyville, Myrtletown, Ridgewood. | Imperial County: Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Imperial, Salton City. | Inyo County: Big Pine, Bishop, Lone Pine, West Bishop. | Kern County: Arvin, Bakersfield, California City, Delano, McFarland, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Wasco. | Kings County: Avenal, Concoran, Hanford, Lemoore, Lemoore Station. | Lake County:Clearlake, Clearlake Oaks, Clearlake Riviera, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Lucerne, North Lakeport. | Lassen County: Janesville, Susanville, Westwood. | Madera County: Ahwahnee, Bonadelle Ranchos, Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Madera, Madera Acres, Madera Ranchos, Yosemite Lakes. | Marin County: Corte Madera, Larkspur, Marin, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito. | Mariposa County: Lake Don Pedro, Mariposa, Midpines, Yosemite Valley. | Mendocino County: Brooktrails, Fort Bragg, Redwood City, Ukiah, Willits. | Merced County:Atwater, Dehli, Dos Palos, Franklin, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, Merced, Winton. | Modoc County: Alturas, California Pines. | Mono County: Crowley Lake, Mammoth Lakes.
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Monterey County: Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castroville, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Seaside, Soledad. | Napa County: American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St Helena, Yountville. | Nevada County: Grass Valley, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, Nevada City, Truckee. | Placer County: Auburn, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, North Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville. | Plumas County: Chester, East Quincy, Portola, Quincy. | Sacramento County: Antelope, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Florin, Folsom, Foothill Farms, Galt, North Highlands, Orangeville, Rancho Cordova, Rosemont, Sacramento, Vineyard. | San Benito County: Aromas, Hollister, Ridgemark.
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San Francisco County: Bayview, Chinatown, Japan Town, Mission District, Pacific Heights, Richmond District, San Francisco, Stonestown, Sunset District, Union Square. | San Joaquin County: Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton, Tracy. | San Luis Obispo County: Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo. | San Mateo County: Belmont, Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco.
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Santa Clara County: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale. | Santa Cruz County: Aptos, Ben Lomond, Capitola, Interlaken, Live Oak, Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel, Watsonville. | Shasta County: Anderson, Bella Vista, Cottonwood, Happy Valley, Palo Cedro, Redding, Shasta Lake. | Sierra County: Loyalton, Sierra Brooks. | Siskiyou County: Dunsmuir, Lake Shastina, Mount Shasta, Weed, Yreka. | Solano County: Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo. | Sonoma County:Healdsberg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Windsor. | Stanislaus County: Ceres, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock. | Sutter County: Live Oak, Sutter, Yuba City. | Tehama County:Corning, Lake California, Los Molinos, Red Bluff. | Trinity County: Hayfork, Lewiston, Post Mountain, Weaverville. | Tulare County: Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Woodlake, Visalia. | Tuolumne County: Jamestown, Mono Vista, Phoenix Lake, Sonora. | Yolo County: Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland. | Yuba County: Linda, Loma Rica, Marysville, Olivehurst, Plumas Lake, Wheatland.
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Written by Robert Weinberg and Melissa DuChene.