Chiropractors. Unprofessional Conduct. Legislative Initiative Amendment. • Amends Chiropractic Act to provide that, unless otherwise authorized, the employment of runners, cappers, steerers, or other persons to procure patients constitutes unprofessional conduct. • Amends Chiropractic Act to require revocation of a chiropractor’s license to practice for ten years upon the second conviction, or multiple convictions, of specified insurance fraud offenses. • Amends Chiropractic Act to require the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to investigate any licensee who is the subject of specified charges unless the district attorney objects to the investigation. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Negligible additional state costs to implement the measure’s provisions. • Potential state savings, of an unknown amount, in lower workers’ compensation and Medi-Cal costs.
Legislative Vote Results
Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 1988 (Proposition 44) -- Assembly: Ayes 63 Noes 13 -- Senate: Ayes 40 Noes 0 --
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3770205; A: 79.8; N: 954967; B: 20.2
Legislative Initiative Amendment
JACKIE SPEIER, State Senator; GORDON SPENCER, President California District Attorneys Association
TED BROWN, Insurance Claims Investigator; DALE F. OGDEN, Insurance Consultant/Actuary; ED KUWATCH, Chairman, Libertarian Party of Mendocino County --
Rebuttal Against Author
JACKIE SPEIER, State Senator; GORDON SPENCER, President California District Attorneys Association --
Chiropractors. Unprofessional Conduct. California Proposition 44 (2002).