California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 2 - Practice of Chiropractic
Section 317.1 - Chiropractic Referral Services

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 317.1

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

Chiropractic referral services shall conform to the following:

(1) A referral bureau shall be made up of at least five doctors, each of whom does not have fiduciary relationship one to the other, with one participating office representing no more than 20 percent of the bureau's available practitioners. The board will consider any extenuating circumstances which will prevent a service from complying with these requirements;

(2) An application shall be filed with the board office which has been approved by the board, and properly identifies the service, structure and members;

(a) A nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 shall be submitted with the referral service application.

(3) A telephone number shall be for a separate answering service;

(4) The answering service of the bureau shall refer the caller to the next doctor on the list on a rotating basis. The following are exceptions:

(a) A request for a specialist;

(b) Geographic considerations;

(c) Request for services in a language other than English.

(5) Records on each referral shall be kept and include the following:

(a) Date of referral;

(b) Name and address of patient;

(c) Name and address of doctor referred to.

(6) When a 24-hour emergency referral service is offered, a member of the group shall be available.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 317.1

Note: Authority cited: Section 1000- 4(b), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 651, Business and Professions Code.

1. New section filed 7-30-87; operative 8-29-87 (Register 87, No. 32).

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