Skilled and Knowledgeable Medical License Defense Attorney Representing Chiropractors before the Kansas Board of Healing Arts

According to the Kansas Statutes Annotated § 65-2871(a), chiropractors are “(a) [p]ersons who examine, analyze and diagnose the human living body, and its diseases by the use of any physical, thermal or manual method and use the X-ray diagnosis and analysis taught in any accredited chiropractic school or college, and (b) persons who adjust any misplaced tissue of any kind or nature, manipulate or treat the human body by manual, mechanical, electrical or natural methods or by the use of physical means, physiotherapy (including light, heat, water or exercise), or by the use of foods, food concentrates, or food extract, or who apply first aid and hygiene.” Chiropractors do not have M.D. degrees. Therefore, they cannot perform surgery, prescribe medication, deliver babies or do any health treatment procedures limited to only licensed medical doctors.

If you wish to practice chiropractic medicine in Kansas or Missouri, you must first complete strenuous schooling and vocational training. All chiropractors must first earn an undergraduate degree, usually in a science or health related field. Because a chiropractor is a doctor, the individual must then attend a chiropractic college in order to complete a 4-year Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree (D.C.). This degree involves intense courses, labs, and training. After obtaining a D.C. degree, chiropractors must pass a state certification exam administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, as well as complete continuing education courses to keep their licenses current. A specialization in the field of chiropractic medicine is optional, and may include sports and accident injuries and geriatrics. Following certification, a chiropractor can apply for licensure in the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts oversees all applications for licensure, conducts investigations into allegations of wrongdoing, and renders decisions regarding revocation and reinstatement of licenses. Common reasons for investigations include:

  • Criminal charges
  • Chiropractor malpractice and negligence
  • Billing fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Practicing medicine, such as prescribing medication or performing surgery
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Violating ethical codes
  • Violating the Kansas Health Code

Penalties for chiropractic wrongdoing can be severe and potentially life-altering, including:

  • Criminal convictions and incarceration
  • Astronomical damages for civil liability involving malpractice or fraud
  • Administrative and criminal fines and fees
  • Chiropractor license probation, suspension or revocation

Safeguard Your License & Your Future – Contact Sanger Law Office Now

If you are under investigation by  the Kansas Board of Healing Arts or if your license has already been revoked and you wish to seek reinstatement, you need to consult with a medical license defense attorney who has proven experience with navigating Board of Healing Arts investigations and negotiating settlements. Danielle Sanger has devoted her entire legal practice to medical license defense and represents chiropractors facing disciplinary proceedings before the Board of Healing Arts and other professional licensing boards and regulatory agencies. If you have been accused of wrongdoing, contact Sanger Law Office, LLC today for a free initial consultation at 785-979-4353 (Kansas) or 816-520-8040 (Missouri) today.