Talk:Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards

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Job to do[edit]

The following is from the Chiropractic article and needs to be merged here. (This is why it's important not to have duplication of information in different places - we end up with various versions.)

To be merged into article[edit]

The FCLB is a conglomeration of all 50 US state licensing boards and the District of Columbia. It also includes several Canadian provinces and US territories. Its stated purpose is to protect the public and to serve the member boards by promoting excellence in chiropractic regulation.[1]

Each state has a regulatory board that is appointed by its Governor. The board's responsibilities include:

  • to investigate consumer complaints;
  • to oversee the general application of health care laws;
  • to help update and develop regulations which better define appropriate conduct by professionals and clarify what the consumer may expect;
  • to continually review required credentials for doctors to practice safely, effectively, and ethically;
  • to apply appropriate disciplinary action or retraining to doctors who may have broken the public trust through violation of statute or regulation;
  • to function in the global regulatory community to assist other professions or jurisdictions affected by chiropractic.

The requirements to enter licensed chiropractic practice are defined by laws and regulations designed to protect the public's health, safety and welfare.

An essential part of the regulatory board's responsibility is to discipline and/or retrain doctors who step outside law and regulation. After sufficient inquiry determines a doctor has committed an offense, the severity of the offense will determine what sanctions are appropriate:

  • Formal letter of reprimand
  • Fine
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Revocation of License
  • Retraining / re-examination
  • Other appropriate sanctions

The public may contact the licensing board in each jurisdiction to determine the status of the doctor's license. The Federation also maintains an on-line, international databank, known as CIN-BAD. This databank carries information on public actions by chiropractic regulatory agencies related to licenses of individual practitioners. It also lists doctors prohibited from receiving Medicare reimbursement due to federal sanctions imposed by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Members of the public may use a query form to request a search of the database.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards Mission statement

Possible references[edit]

As I nominated this article for deletion, I am doing due diligence and listing possible references under "Further reading" or here.

MrBill3 (talk) 04:39, 20 October 2017 (UTC)