Ethics and Law (Coleman, Oct 6)

Hayward, CA US
October 6, 2018


Dr. Coleman, long time Life West faculty member and practicing chiropractor, shares his deep understanding of ethics and California chiropractic law.  Here’s a new take on what is allowed and what isn’t; what is mandated and what is forbidden; what you must do and what you ought to do.  You’ll be surprised by what you discover, no matter how many years you’ve been in practice.

You’ll learn about:

  • Chiropractic Boards and how they operate
  • Contemporary ethics principles and codes
  • Scope of practice
  • Illegal practices
  • Use of laser
  • Medical necessity
  • Record keeping
  • Informed consent
  • Informed refusal
  • and more!

Learning Objectives

By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:

  • Represent yourself to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Take an active stance for yourself and for the profession
  • Run your practice wisely and safely
  • Communicate with your patients effectively and legally


Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2018 - 1:00pm PDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2018 - 3:00pm PDT




  • Ethical concepts that chiropractors are judged by
  • Most common causes for legal actions taken against Chiropractors
  • Limitations on using Laser therapy
  • Record keeping/medical necessity


  • Proper advertising
  • Scope of practice
  • Internet communications with your patients
  • What unlicensed individuals can and cannot legally do in your office
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area. 

See Campus Map for details. 

Wayne Coleman, DCDr. Wayne Coleman is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West and has been practicing in Pleasanton since 1988. He is a part time faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West and teaches Ethics and Jurisprudence to the senior classes at the college.

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. 

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC.  These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).  These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
  • 2.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board


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