Paul Whitcomb's Chiropractic Credintials, and How to File a Complaint Against a Chiropractor

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), "How to file a complaint against a chiropractor"


... Although chiropractic boards occasionally discipline practitioners, they almost never interfere with quack practices.

Pro-Quackery Legislation by Stephen M. Barrett, M.D.

California BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95833
Attn: Enforcement Unit

Suggestions from Quackwatch.com:

Prepare three copies. Send one to the agency that licenses chiropractors in your state (in the state where the chiropractor is licensed - see above). Indicate that a copy has been sent to the state attorney general (see below for CA) so that the board knows that an outside agency is aware of the complaint. Send the second copy to the state attorney general, but don't indicate that a copy has been sent to the licensing board. (If you do, the attorney general's office might ignore it.) Send the third copy to Quackwatch, P.O. Box 1747, Allentown, PA 18105 and be sure to include your e-mail address.

Attorney General's Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550


Whitcomb's credentials as currently posted on the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners website:

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF

CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS

Brian Stiger, Executive Director

For Information Contact:


Licensing questions

Lavella Matthews, Program Analyst

Elsa Berumen, Licensing Technician

2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 260

Sacramento, CA 95833-2931

(916) 263-5355 (reception/switchboard)

FAX: (916) 263-5369

(Do not use FAX for applications)

Web Address: www.chiro.ca.gov

WHITCOMB PAUL EARL, DC

License Number 11681

VALID

961 EMERALD BAY RD

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 96150

County: EL DORADO

A. Related Licenses/Registrations/Permits

No records returned

B. Disciplinary Actions

No information available from this agency

1. Citations

December 01, 2005:

Citation Issued


CCR

312.

UNLICEN INDIV-ILLEGAL PRACTICE

January 03, 2006:

Compliance obtained from licensee, citation closed


CCR

312.

UNLICEN INDIV-ILLEGAL PRACTICE

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The reports contained as part of this web site represent summaries of those formal disciplinary orders issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and its participating programs, boards, committees, and commissions, imposing suspension, revocation or other discipline. Disciplinary proceedings which are resolved by dismissal of the accusation or otherwise result in no actual discipline of a license are not reported at this web site. The lack of a summary for a particular licensed person does not mean that the licensee has never been the subject of an accusation or administrative discipline.

Summary information on recent orders is prepared approximately ninety (90) days after the final decision date of a disciplinary case. Therefore, although this web site may presently lack any such report, some licensees will actually be named in accusations, or be subject to disciplinary orders.

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Also, the actions reported here may not be final and may not reflect any judicial action to stay or modify the administrative order. You should not take any action based on information contained in these summaries without verifying the information and determining whether the administrative order has been stayed or modified by a court.

As used in this summary, the term "accusation" is a formal document that notifies a licensee of the agency's charges against the licensee, and that requests a disciplinary order. The licensee is entitled to contest the charges in a formal hearing before an administrative law judge. An accusation is usually resolved by an agency decision following such a hearing or by an agency decision pursuant to a settlement agreement. Often there is a considerable period of time between the date of filing an accusation and the resolution of the accusation.

The term "suspended" means that the licensee's right to practice has been suspended for a period of time, usually for a specified number of days or months. A suspended licensee may not practice during the period of suspension. A suspension will usually be imposed in conjunction with a lengthy period of probation of two or more years.

The term "revoked" means that the licensee's right to practice has been completely taken away. Revocation is not necessarily permanent, however. A person whose license is revoked has the right, one year or more after the revocation, to apply for reinstatement. Some applications are successful. The applicant for reinstatement must, however, demonstrate to the BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS that the applicant is rehabilitated and is fit to resume practice.

For more information regarding these actions, please write to the BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS at the following address:

2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95833

Attn: Enforcement Unit

This information is updated Monday through Friday - Last updated: APR-04-2008

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