California Code of Regulations
Title 16 - Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 4 - State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Article 9 - Enforcement and Discipline
Section 389 - Letter of Admonishment

Universal Citation: 16 CA Code of Regs 389

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

(a) The Executive Officer, or his or her designee, may issue a letter of admonishment to a licensee for failure to comply with any provision of the Act, statute or regulations governing the practice of chiropractic.

(b) The letter of admonishment shall be in writing and shall describe in detail the nature and facts of the violation, including a reference to the Act, statute or regulation violated and may contain an order of abatement.

(c) The letter of admonishment shall be served upon the licensee personally or by certified United States mail at the licensee's address of record with the board. If the licensee is served by certified United States mail, service shall be effective upon deposit in the United States mail.

(d) The letter of admonishment shall inform the licensee that within 30 days of the date of the letter the licensee may do either of the following:

(1) Submit a written request for an office conference to the Executive Officer of the board to contest the letter of admonishment.
(A) Upon a timely request, the Executive Officer, or his or her designee, shall hold an office conference with the licensee or the licensee's legal counsel or authorized representative. Unless so authorized by the Executive Officer, or his or her designee, no individual other than the legal counsel or authorized representative of the licensee may accompany the licensee to the office conference. Upon request and approval by the Executive Officer or his or her designee, the licensee may participate in the office conference by telephone.

(B) Prior to or at the office conference, the licensee may submit to the Executive Officer declarations and documents pertinent to the subject matter of the letter of admonishment.

(C) The Executive Officer, or his or her designee, may affirm, modify, or withdraw the letter of admonishment. Within 14 calendar days from the date of the office conference, the Executive Officer, or his or her designee, shall personally serve or send by certified United States mail to the licensee's address of record with the board a written decision. This decision shall be deemed the final administrative decision concerning the letter of admonishment.

(D) Within thirty days of service or mailing of the written decision, the licensee shall comply with the letter of admonishment and, if the letter of admonishment contains an order of abatement, the licensee shall submit documentation to the Executive Officer documenting compliance with the order.

(2) Comply with the letter of admonishment and, if the letter of admonishment contains an order of abatement, the licensee shall submit documentation to the Executive Officer documenting compliance with the order.

Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 16, § 389

Note: Authority cited: Sections 125.9, 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code; and Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stat. 1923, p. lxxxviii. Reference: Sections 1000- 4(b) and 1000- 10, Business and Professions Code; and Chiropractic Initiative Act of California, Stat. 1923, p. lxxxviii.

1. New section filed 3-4-2009; operative 4-3-2009 (Register 2009, No. 10).

This section was updated on 1/27/2022 by overlay.

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