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    • QUESTION:  How many hours of CEU are required and which of these are mandatory?
    • ANSWER:    The Board requires 48 CEUs for every renewal.  The CEUs must  have been from Board approved courses and must have been satisfactorily completed at least 2 years prior to the renewal.  The following are mandatory:  3   CEUs of Risk Management, 1 CEU of Jurisprudence, 1 CEU of Diversity/Cultural Competency, 3 CEUs of Communicable Disease Control.  The remaining 40 can be in any approved subject matter.


    • QUESTION:  Can Complaints be filed anonymously?
    • ANSWER:      Generally the Board cannot process anonymous, uncorroborated complaints (such as complaints of malpractice, fraud, theft, boundary violations, etc.) because of the need for evidence to prove the allegations.  Exceptions would be a complaint for an improper advertisement since a copy of the documentation would suffice as corroboration. 


    • QUESTION:  What massage therapists can work in a chiropractic office?
    • ANSWER:      Only a Licensed Massage Therapist is considered a healthcare practitioner and may work in a chiropractic practice, medical practice, hospital, nursing home, etc.  Registered Massage Practitioners may not work in healthcare settings.


    • QUESTION:     What do license fees pay for?
    • ANSWER:      License fees pay for all operations of the Board and staff, including rents, equipment purchase and maintenance, salaries and benefits, publications, newsletters, investigations, hearings, prosecutors, paralegals, court  reporters, etc.  The Board proceedings and expenditures are monitored by the MD Dept. of Legislative Services, including frequent audits on receipts, expenditures, cost effectiveness, workplace efficiency, etc.  This Board has been consistently rated high in all categories.  The Board constantly monitors fees and expenditures and reduces fees whenever the budget permits.


    • QUESTION:  Who selects the Board members?
    • ANSWER:  The Board consists of 5 chiropractors, and 2 consumer members.  Members are selected by the Governor for 4 year initial terms.  Members may serve a total of two consecutive terms. Nominees come from the Maryland Chiropractic Associations and from citizens who desire to sit on a board as a consumer member.


    • QUESTION:   Can the Board resolve disputes between a chiropractor and an insurer regarding coding issues or an insurer which refuses to pay for certain procedures or treatments?
    • ANSWER:  “No” – The Board has no jurisdiction over disputes.  Such matters are contractual/legal issues between a practitioner and the insurance company.  The Board can answer questions regarding scope of practice as covered by law and/or regulations; however, it cannot opine for the licensee on disputes.