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Chapter 246-808 WAC

Last Update: 11/15/13

CHIROPRACTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMISSION

WAC Sections

CHIROPRACTORS
Purpose.
Definitions.
Adjudicative proceedings—Procedural rules for the commission.
Colleges—Policy.
Accreditation of colleges—Procedure.
Colleges—Educational standards required for accreditation.
LICENSURE - APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Purpose.
Chiropractic licensure—Initial eligibility and application requirements.
Examinations.
Temporary permits—Issuance and duration.
Background check—Temporary practice permit.
Licensure by endorsement.
Thirty-day permit.
Commission approved continuing education.
Prior approval not required.
Exemptions.
Expired licenses—Requirements for reactivating a chiropractic license.
Inactive credential.
Preceptor or direct supervisory doctor.
REGISTRATION OF CHIROPRACTIC X-RAY TECHNICIANS
Purpose.
Registration of chiropractic X-ray technicians.
STANDARDS OF CARE
Purpose.
Privileged communications.
Patient abandonment.
Consultation.
Unethical requests.
Patient welfare.
Patient disclosure.
Degree of skill.
Illegal practitioners.
Excessive professional charges.
Classification of chiropractic procedures and instrumentation.
Definitions.
Identification.
Delegation of services to auxiliary staff, regular senior students, and clinical postgraduate trainees.
Billing.
Improper billing practices.
Future care contracts prohibited.
Documentation of care.
Radiographic standards.
Pelvic or prostate examination prohibited.
Intravaginal adjustment restricted.
Acupuncture.
Clinically necessary X rays.
Sexual misconduct.
Prohibited publicity and advertising.
Honoring of publicity and advertisements.
Prohibited transactions.
Professional notices, letterheads, cards, and mailings.
Suggestion of need of chiropractic services.
Public testimonial advertising.
Full disclosure of cost of services.
Records and X rays and withdrawal from practice—Maintenance and retention of patient records.
Duties of a chiropractor who retires or withdraws from practice.
Mandatory reporting.
Chiropractic associations or societies.
Insurance carriers.
Professional liability carriers.
Courts.
State and federal agencies.
Cooperation with investigation.
Commission conflict of interest.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE MONITORING
Purpose.
Definitions.
Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.
Participation in approved substance abuse monitoring program.
CHIROPRACTIC FEES
Chiropractic fees and renewal cycle.