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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 2. Chiropractors [1000 - 1058]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

ARTICLE 1. General [1000 - 1005]
  ( Heading of Article 1 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1110. )

1000.
  

(a) The law governing practitioners of chiropractic is found in an initiative act entitled “An act prescribing the terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation hereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith,” adopted by the electors November 7, 1922.

(b) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is within the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, as set forth in this article and under the act creating the board, shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this chapter were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2018.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 516, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2014.)

1001.
  

In each year, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall compile and may thereafter publish and sell a complete directory of all persons within the state who hold unforfeited and unrevoked certificates to practice chiropractic, and whose certificate in any manner authorizes the treatment of human beings for diseases, injuries, deformities, or any other physical or mental conditions.

The directory shall contain:

(a) The following information concerning each such person:

1. The name and address of such person.

2. The names and symbols indicating his title.

3. The school, attendance at which qualified him for examination or admission to practice.

4. The date of the issuance of his certificate.

(b) The annual report of the board for the prior year.

(c) Information relating to other laws of this state and the United States which the board determines to be of interest to persons licensed to practice chiropractic.

(d) Copies of opinions of the Attorney General relating to the practice of chiropractic.

(e) A copy of the provisions of this chapter and a copy of the act cited in Section 1000.

The board may require the persons designated in this section to furnish such information as it may deem necessary to enable it to compile the directory. Every person so designated shall report immediately each and every change of residence, giving both his old and new address.

The directory shall be evidence of the right of the persons named in it to practice unless his certificate to practice chiropractic has been canceled, suspended or revoked. The board may collect from each person who voluntarily subscribes to or purchases a copy of the directory the cost of publication and distribution thereof; except that one copy of the directory shall be distributed without charge to each certificate holder of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 676, Sec. 2.)

1002.
  

Whenever any person has engaged in or is about to engage in any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute an offense against the Chiropractic Act or its rules or regulations, the superior court of any county, on application of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, or on application of 10 or more persons licensed under the Chiropractic Act may issue an injunction or other appropriate order restraining that conduct. Proceedings under this section shall be governed by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 288, Sec. 1.)

1003.
  

(a) Except as otherwise allowed by law, the employment of runners, cappers, steerers, or other persons to procure patients constitutes unprofessional conduct.

(b) A licensee of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall have his or her license to practice revoked for a period of 10 years upon a second conviction for violating any of the following provisions or upon being convicted of more than one count of violating any of the following provisions in a single case: Section 650 of this code, Section 750 or 1871.4 of the Insurance Code, or Section 549 or 550 of the Penal Code. After the expiration of this 10-year period, an application for license reinstatement may be made pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 10 of the Chiropractic Act.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 867, Sec. 5. Approved in Proposition 44 at the March 5, 2002, election.)

1004.
  

The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall investigate any licensee against whom an information or indictment has been filed that alleges a violation of Section 550 of the Penal Code or Section 1871.4 of the Insurance Code, if the district attorney does not otherwise object to initiating an investigation.

(Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 867, Sec. 6. Approved in Proposition 44 at the March 5, 2002, election.)

1005.
  

The provisions of Sections 12.5, 23.9, 29.5, 30, 31, 35, 104, 114, 115, 119, 121, 121.5, 125, 125.6, 136, 137, 140, 141, 143, 163.5, 461, 462, 475, 480, 484, 485, 487, 489, 490, 490.5, 491, 494, 495, 496, 498, 499, 510, 511, 512, 701, 702, 703, 704, 710, 716, 730.5, 731, and 851 are applicable to persons licensed by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners under the Chiropractic Act.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 695, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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