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Chiropractors Exempt From Massage Establishment Regulation Effective July 1, 2014
By the FCA News   
Monday, 30 June 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, chiropractic physicians, allopathic physicians and osteopathic physicians employing licensed massage therapists to perform massage on their patients at their place of practice are exempt from massage establishment licensing and regulation. 

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Board of Chiropractic Medicine Makes Decision on Groupon
By The FCA   
Friday, 03 January 2014
The Board of Chiropractic Medicine declared today that the use of Groupon (advertising) is not a kickback under Florida Law.  The FCA, on behalf of its members, and Dr. Robert Watkins, individually, petititoned the Board for a statement declaring whether "Groupon type" advertising violates Florida's kickback  statute.  After hearing the arguments and deliberating with consideration, the Board voted unanimously to declare that the use of Groupon is not a kickback under Florida Law.  

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Prepaid Services Must Comply with Licensing Laws and Rules
By FCA Insurance & Legal Department   
Thursday, 28 February 2013
We have recently received several calls about the limitations on prepay plans offered to patients.  The 2012 legislature defined those limits providing relief for small balances held in a patient's account and introducing maximum  limits.
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Inactive or Retired License: Use Caution
By FCA Insurance & Legal Department   
Monday, 22 October 2012

If you are considering placing your chiropractic license in either retired or inactive status, please think it over very carefully.  You must keep up on your continuing education.  Many licenses have become delinquent because the doctor did not keep up on and/or keep track of CE’s. 

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Beware of Marketing Scams
By The FCA   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
The FCA has been contacted about an alleged marketing scam in the Sarasota area.  An FCA member reports that someone contacted his office offering to market and conduct screenings at different events and gyms and to make appointments for interested individuals to come in to the doctor’s office for an initial exam and workup.  The marketer is said to have informed the doctor that he signs a certain number of individuals at each event.  The cost of the marketing plan – approximately $1500.00 for 9 events.   It has been reported that doctors in the Sarasota area have paid the marketer and that the marketer has not booked or completed the events.
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