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Addressing Patient Threats of Injury or Violence

Particularly at this time of tragic school shootings and heightened sensitivity for public safety,  chiropractors are interested in properly responding to patients who threaten injury to themselves or others.  There is currently no express legal duty on the part of chiropractors to report these patients to law

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Examining Board Holds Public Hearing on Latest, Proposed Changes to Code

The Chiropractic Examining Board will hold a public hearing on December 21, 2017 to consider its latest, proposed rule changes to the Administrative code relating to chiropractic.  This time, changes are being proposed to Chapters 1, 3, and 11 of the Code.   These changes are not as

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Over-the-Counter Medication Debate Needs Accuracy and Transparency

The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s (“WCA”) most recent legislative initiative has once again caused division within the profession and was initiated without accurate and open discussion of the issue.  This time, the WCA sought to use the budget reconciliation process as a means of surreptitiously obtaining an amendment

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Gift Giving to Patients

Particularly at this time of year, many doctors consider providing a gift or other form of renumeration to a patient. Over the years, we have seen that the contemplated gift can come in a variety of forms and amounts. Although the motivation for a gift if well founded, doctors must be careful in their gift giving. There are both state and federal limitation on the nature of gift giving by a physician. In a recent directive, the OIG clarified what gifts will be regarded as acceptable and which should be avoided.

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It Is now OK to Say: “I’m Sorry” to Patients

Although apologies are common place to many during various times in our lives, it could have gotten a Wisconsin doctor into malpractice “quicksand”… until just recently.  Now, there is a new law in Wisconsin which generally allows a health care provider to apologize to an injured patient without

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