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California Board of Chiropractic Examiners

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Sacramento, CA 95814
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The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (“CBCE”) will deny an application for license for a conviction of a crime related to the duties and functions of a Chiropractor, if you have done any act of dishonesty &/or made a false statement on an application for license. At Spital & Associates, our California Chiropractic License Defense Lawyers protect the rights and advance the interests of a Chiropractor client in an investigation or prosecution.

We have over 49 years of experience as a former Deputy Attorney General (prosecutor for the Board), and as a skilled license defense lawyer. The Chiropractic Board prosecutes cases against individuals that have a license as a Chiropractor if there is an allegation of any of the above grounds for denial of a license as well as one or more of the following more common grounds for disciplinary action:

  • Sexual Misconduct by a Chiropractor
  • Abuse of Alcohol and/or Prescription Drugs by a Chiropractor
  • Use by a Chiropractor of Illegal Narcotics/Substances
  • Incompetent and/or Negligent Practice as a Chiropractor
  • Conviction of a Crime Substantially Related to the Practice as a Chiropractor
  • Falsifying records by a Chiropractor
  • Inappropriate billing for services advertised as free or discounted
  • False, deceptive or misleading advertising by a Chiropractor
  • Unauthorized disclosure of patient information by a Chiropractor or staff under supervision
  • Use of spinal manipulation in lieu of vaccination
  • Fiscal Dishonesty/Fraud/Theft by a Chiropractor
  • Unlicensed Practice of Chiropractic Medicine

When a complaint has been received by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners , it is reviewed, analyzed and then processed. Some complaints are closed because they fall outside of the jurisdiction of the Board and/or do not involve grounds for disciplinary action (e.g. personality conflicts).

Once the complaint is reviewed, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners may determine the allegations are unsubstantiated. On the other hand, the Board may conclude the allegations are valid and they will decide what further action should be taken, if any. The options include:

  • Board closes the complaint on the grounds it is without merit
  • Board closes the complaint even though it has been determined the complaint has merit
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners refers the matter to the Attorney General’s Office for prosecution. The AG will seek to deny a license if you are an applicant for license; or the AG will seek to suspend or revoke your license and impose countless terms and conditions to a probationary license.
  • You as a Chiropractor employ expert legal counsel to present a compelling and powerful defense so that the Board disciplinary action is minimized, if any is taken.
  • Board handles the matter “in-house” and issues a citation, fine, private reprimand, etc.


Before discussing your Board of Chiropractic Examiners case [whether an investigation; inquiry from CBCE or Accusation] with anyone, you should obtain the advice of an experienced California Board of Chiropractic Examiner Defense lawyer at Spital & Associates. Ask for Sam Spital, Managing Attorney. Call now for FREE Attorney Consultation (619) 583-0350!