For the purposes of this Section, standards of practice shall include, but not
be limited to, the following:
performing an act which in any way aids, assists, procures, advises, or
encourages any unlicensed person to practice chiropractic;
1. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the
activities authorized in O.C.G.A.
failing to conform or comply with the
minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing chiropractic care;
1. Chiropractic care shall include offering
or rendering a professional chiropractic opinion, which has the capacity or
intent of affecting the frequency, duration, necessity, or outcome of
chiropractic treatment or patient care. Any person rendering such a
chiropractic opinion in Georgia must identify themselves by name, degree
designation, location of practice, and Georgia chiropractic license
(c) Failing to
release patient information to another healthcare professional or any other
authorized person upon proper written authorization by the patient.
(d) It shall be considered unprofessional
conduct to deny care for a covered condition or service by a review agent when
there is a reasonable expectation for improvement or the patient is
demonstrating a reasonable rate of improvement. A reasonable rate of
improvement would be influenced by condition chronicity, patient age, co-morbid
factors, frequency of care and exposure to activities that would impede
(e) It shall be
considered unprofessional conduct to deny care for a covered condition or
service by a review agent for care to prevent the deterioration of a condition
once the patient has achieved maximum clinical improvement, if sufficient
evidence exists demonstrating that reduction or withdrawal of care has and will
continue to have a deleterious effect on the patient.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-7-.04
Original Rule entitled
"Standards of Practice" adopted. F. Apr. 27,
2004; eff. May 17, 2004.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
Aug. 19, 2008; eff.
Sept. 8, 2008.
Amended: F. Dec. 20,
2011; eff. Jan. 9, 2012.