California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 2 - Practice of Chiropractic
Section 317.5 - Investigation and Enforcement Costs; Payment by Licentiate

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 317.5

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

(a) In any order in resolution of a disciplinary proceeding before the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the board may request the administrative law judge to direct a licentiate found to have committed a volition or violations of the Chiropractic Initiative Act to pay a sum not to exceed the reasonable costs of the investigation and enforcement of the case.

(b) A certified copy of the actual costs, or a good faith estimate of costs where actual costs are not available, signed by the board bringing the proceeding or its designated representative shall be prima facie evidence of reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution of the case. The costs shall include the amount of investigative and enforcement costs up to the date of the hearing, including, but not limited to, charges imposed by the Attorney General.

(c) The administrative law judge shall make a proposed finding of the amount of reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution of the case when requested pursuant to subdivision (a). The board may reduce or eliminate the cost award, or remand to the administrative law judge where the proposed decision fails to make a finding on costs requested pursuant to subdivision (a).

(d) Where an order for recovery of costs is made and timely payment is not made as directed in the board's decision, the board may enforce the order for repayment in any appropriate court. This right of enforcement shall be in addition to any other rights the board may have as to any licentiate to pay costs.

(e) In any action for recovery of costs, proof of the board's decision shall be conclusive proof of the validity of the order of payment and the terms for payment.


(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), the board shall not renew or reinstate any license of any licentiate who has failed to pay all of the costs ordered under this section.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the board may, in its discretion, conditionally renew or reinstate for a maximum of one year the license of any licentiate who demonstrates financial hardship and who enters into a formal agreement with the board to reimburse the board within that one-year period for the unpaid costs.

(g) All costs recovered under this section shall be considered a reimbursement for costs incurred and shall be deposited in the fund of the board recovering the costs.

(h) Nothing in this section shall preclude the board from including the recovery of the costs of investigation and enforcement of a case in any stipulated settlement.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 317.5

Note: Authority cited: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code. (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stats. 1923, p. lxxxviii). Reference: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code. (Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stats. 1923, p. lxxxviii).

1. New section filed 7-29-96; operative 8-28-96 (Register 96, No. 31).

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