Baccalaureate degree requirement

Beginning 07/01/2011, each applicant for licensure shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by an accrediting agency of the US Department of Education. (Act 44 of 2007 LA Legislature (HB 387)

“Free” Advertising

Advertisement, which offers free goods or services or discounts, must contain the usual charge for the service even if the chiropractor does not normally charge for the service. Please reference Page 27 and 20 in your “blue book” (LAC 46:XXVII. 307 – 308)

Impaired Physician Program

Effective July 20, 2006, the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners began a new program for the rehabilitation of a chiropractor who is impaired by substance abuse or other mental or physical conditions. Physicians wishing to enroll themselves in this program may call the Board office for information. In addition, chiropractors may be recommended to the …

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Chiropractic Assistants With X-Rays

Any chiropractic assistant who takes x-rays must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent, and have completed a course in X-ray Function and Safety approved by the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Violation of the related statute can result in as much as a $50.00 per day fine.

Reporting Procedures to 3rd-Parties

When reporting procedures to third-parties, the most accurate and current CPT code should be used. Be careful of accepting vendor-provided codes. There have been cases in the past where these codes were incorrect.

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