148.102 REPORTS OF STATE OR LOCAL SOCIETIES.
Subdivision 1. Requirement.
If a state or local chiropractic society receives a complaint
which might be grounds for discipline under section
against a member doctor of
chiropractic, the society shall report the complaint or shall direct the complainant to the Board
of Chiropractic Examiners.
Subd. 2. Licensed professionals.
A licensed health professional shall report to the board
personal knowledge of any conduct which the professional reasonably believes constitutes
grounds for disciplinary action under section
by any doctor of chiropractic including any
conduct indicating that the doctor of chiropractic may be incompetent, or may have engaged
in unprofessional conduct, or may be physically unable to engage safely in the practice of
chiropractic. No report shall be required if the information was obtained in the course of a
patient relationship if the patient is a doctor of chiropractic and the treating health professional
successfully counsels the doctor of chiropractic to limit or withdraw from practice to the extent
required by the impairment; or (2) is a patient or former patient of the doctor of chiropractic and
the treating professional is a psychologist from whom the patient is receiving psychotherapeutic
Subd. 3. Insurers.
Two times each year each insurer authorized to sell insurance described
60A.06, subdivision 1
, clause (13), and providing professional liability insurance
to chiropractors shall submit to the board a report concerning the chiropractors against whom
malpractice settlements or awards have been made to the plaintiff. The report must contain
at least the following information:
(1) the total number of malpractice settlements or awards made to the plaintiff;
(2) the date the malpractice settlements or awards to the plaintiff were made;
(3) the allegations contained in the claim or complaint leading to the settlements or awards
made to the plaintiff;
(4) the dollar amount of each malpractice settlement or award;
(5) the regular address of the practice of the doctor of chiropractic against whom an award
was made or with whom a settlement was made; and
(6) the name of the doctor of chiropractic against whom an award was made or with whom a
settlement was made.
The insurance company shall, in addition to the above information, report to the board any
information it possesses which tends to substantiate a charge that a doctor of chiropractic may
have engaged in conduct violating section
and this section.
Subd. 4. Courts.
The court administrator of district court or any other court of competent
jurisdiction shall report to the board any judgment or other determination of the court which
adjudges or includes a finding that a doctor of chiropractic is mentally ill, mentally incompetent,
guilty of a felony, guilty of an abuse or fraud, appoints a guardian of the doctor of chiropractic
or commits a doctor of chiropractic under chapter 253B.
Subd. 5. Self-reporting.
A doctor of chiropractic shall report to the board any action
concerning that doctor which would require that a report be filed with the board by any person,
health care facility, business, or organization under subdivision 4.
Subd. 6. Deadlines; forms.
Reports required by subdivisions 1 to 5 must be submitted not
later than 30 days after the occurrence of the reportable event or transaction. The board may
provide forms for the submission of reports required by this section, may require that reports be
submitted on the forms provided, and may adopt rules necessary to assure prompt and accurate
Subd. 7. Subpoenas.
The board may issue subpoenas for the production of any reports
required by subdivisions 1 to 5 or any related documents.
History: 1987 c 345 s 7; 1992 c 464 art 1 s 56; 1Sp1994 c 1 art 2 s 7; 2004 c 146 art 3 s 47