Outcomes of recent Professional Conduct Committee Hearings
A chiropractor was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct in relation to failing to provide adequate care for a patient. Specifically, they
When the patient raised concerns that his condition was not improving, the chiropractor did not carry out a review of the treatment, nor did they refer the patient to their GP or other healthcare provider in the best interests of the patient.
Chiropractors are reminded that Standard C4 of the code requires that you must:
The chiropractor was given a nine month conditions of practice order requiring them to
They will be subject to a review hearing shortly before the expiry of the order to consider whether their practice has developed to an acceptable level and full reinstatement to the register.
The PCC found the allegations were not proved against an individual accused of failing to ensure a hygienic and safe environment for treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Registrants are reminded that, although there is no longer any requirement for enhanced protocol beyond the requirements of The Code to treat patients in a hygienic and safe environment (A6), they should continue to exercise their professional judgement, in conjunction with their patients wishes, in determining whether it is appropriate to see any, and each, patient.