Ethics Top 10: Common Board Violations & How to Prevent Them (Coleman, Jan 26)

Hayward, CA US
January 26, 2019


Dr. Coleman, long time Life West faculty member and practicing chiropractor, shares his deep understanding of ethics and California chiropractic law.  This two hour ethics seminar uncovers some common and some surprising pitfalls that can cost you time, money, and your reputation.   Don’t let an innocent shortcut or a heartfelt assertion lead you into hot water.  Understand the Top 10 Board violations and build safeguards for you and your patients.

You’ll learn about:

  1. Insurance fraud (whether you know it or not!)
  2. Sexual misconduct (where are the boundaries?)
  3. Excessive treatment (does your patient think so?)
  4. Negligence/incompetence
  5. Crime, drugs, & alcohol (is your private life really private?)
  6. False Advertising (says who?)
  7. Scope of practice
  8. Patient records
  9. Payment for referrals (when is it ok?)
  10. Unlicensed practice

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/26/2019 - 1:00pm PST
Event ends: 
01/26/2019 - 3:00pm PST





  • Insurance fraud
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Excessive treatment
  • Negligence/incompetence
  • Crime, drugs, & alcohol



  • False Advertising
  • Scope of practice
  • Patient records
  • Payment for referrals
  • Unlicensed practice
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

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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 Technique and Ethics & Jurisprudence to the senior classes at the college.

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar.  If your state is not listed, contact the Life West CE office to discuss pursuing Board approval.

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

Many 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.  States and provinces included are: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC.

Available Credit Hours

  • 2.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Ethics
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Ethics


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Changes and Refunds

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Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.

Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program.  The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.