The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is the regulatory body that governs the practice of chiropractic, and anyone practicing in the state is required to hold a current license. When a license is suspended, revoked, or limited by the board, or you have never been licensed to practice in the state, and you engage in any of the following, you can be criminally charged under Unauthorized Practice of Chiropractic (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-20.3):
- Practicing chiropractic
- Exceeding the scope of practice authorized by the Board
- Holding yourself out as a licensed chiropractor
- Engaging in activity that requires the license as a prerequisite
- Practicing under a false name or the name of someone who is licensed
These are serious charges. As a crime of the third degree, conviction will mean a felony record, a jail sentence of three to five years, $15,000 in fines, and likely disciplinary action from the Board that can end your career. You’ll also risk civil action by patients, which will be harder to sustain if you’re able to win the criminal case.
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