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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Reciprocity license requirements

Effective 08/15/2007, reciprocity licensure requirements will change to: “…has maintained a license and has been in active practice in good standing in another jurisdiction for five consecutive years immediately prior to his application…”. (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.

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