Record Keeping

A patient’s chart is used to document the condition and care of the patient.  A provider is responsible for contemporaneously documenting the patient’s condition and care and is responsible for maintaining this record for a period of six years from the date the patient is last treated.  X-ray films should be maintained for a minimum …

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Address Change Requirements

The Board will be actively enforcing the “address change requirements” as contained in LA statutes and regulations. A complaint will be initiated on any licensee who does not file an address change with the Board office.

Patient Referrals

It has come to the Board’s attention that there are companies attempting to provide chiropractors with “sales lead” information regarding new patients. This information is provided to the chiropractor for a fee. It is the Board’s opinion that this violates LSA R.S. 37: 1745 which prohibits chiropractors from paying for referrals. Any chiropractor using these …

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Patient Solicitation

Effective May 20, 2009, the LA Board of Chiropractic Examiners published rules in the “Louisiana Register” as required by law relative to patient solicitation.  Particular attention should be paid to the following: §310. Accident and Disaster Solicitation A.  On the outside of each solicitation letter in 10-point bold type at the bottom left hand corner …

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Delinquent license renewal fees increase

Effective 08/15/2007, the delinquent license renewal fee will increase to $250.00 for any license not renewed by December 31st and further, after 60 days of 12/31, the fee shall increase by $100.00 for each additional month or each part of the month that the renewal has not been paid. (Act 44 of 2007 LA Legislature …

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“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)

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.

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