Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 100-7-.04 - Standards of Practice

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) For the purposes of this Section, standards of practice shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) Knowingly 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. 43-9-7.2(3)(A) and (B).
(b) 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 number.
(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 progress.
(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
O.C.G.A. Secs. 31-33-1 to 31-33-3, 43-1-25, 43-9-4, 43-9-6.1, 43-9-12, 43-9-12.1, 43-9-16.
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 Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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.

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