Texas Board of Chiropractor Examiners
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The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, created in 1949 by the Texas Legislature, is a regulatory agency. The functions of the agency are to oversee the state Board examination giving to qualified applicants who wish to practice chiropractic in the State of Texas. The TBCE annually register Chiropractors holding a Texas license. The Board aids in enforcing the laws of the state regulating the practice of chiropractic, and the nature of the complaint in as much detail as possible.
Upon receipt of a written complaint, the TBCE will acknowledge receipt of the correspondence and provide the chiropractor(s) with a copy of the complaint with a request for a written response. Early involvement by experienced legal representation is a crucial element to a successful outcome!
After the Board receives a response from the chiropractor, the Director of Enforcement will investigate the complaint and recommend a disposition to the Executive Director or the Enforcement Committee (consisting of two doctors of chiropractic and one public member). They will then decide whether a violation has occurred and will recommend to the full Board a final disposition.
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners will be in contact the Complainant throughout the enforcement process (standard practice is a written notification upon any status change of the complaint) and will maintain necessary contact to inform all parties of its actions.
If, after the investigation, the Enforcement Committee finds a violation of the Chiropractic Act or Texas Administrative Code exists, the Committee may take a number of actions ranging from a reprimand to revocation of the Chiropractor's license. Those cases where the Enforcement Committee finds no violation, or no jurisdiction, will be closed. Respective parties will be notified of the Enforcement Committee's actions.
It can take anywhere from 30 days to years to resolve a complaint, depending on when the complaint is filed, the complexity of the investigation, and whether or not there are other factors involved (criminal proceedings, etc.). The majority of complaints are resolved in approximately 6 months. The complaint process can seem to take a long time only because we are committed to ensuring that all decisions are made based on the most complete set of facts.
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