Chiropractic regulation at work: court and tribunal decisions

The Chiropractic Board of Australia publishes summaries of court and tribunal decisions about chiropractors as professional learning summaries. All information in these summaries has been made publicly available by the relevant court or tribunal before the Board publishes its summary.

Court and tribunal decisions published since the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) in July 2010 are available below.

Former chiropractor's appeal leads to 10 year disqualification

The Chiropractic Board of Australia has welcomed the decision of the District Court of South Australia to uphold a tribunal’s decision to cancel the registration of a former chiropractor. For more information please read the news item.

Former chiropractor fined for treating patients when not registered

A former chiropractor in Western Australia was found guilty of holding himself out as a registered chiropractor by treating patients while not registered to do so under the National Law. For more information please read the news item.

AHPRA successfully prosecutes fake Queensland chiropractor

AHPRA has successfully prosecuted a man in Queensland for unlawful use of the protected title ‘chiropractor’ and holding out as a registered health practitioner. For more information please read the news item.

NSW chiropractor who claimed cancer cure convicted in landmark case

A New South Wales chiropractor has been convicted of false advertising after he claimed to be able to prevent, treat and cure cancer in his advertising. For more information please read the news item.

Chiropractor reprimanded for inadequate professional indemnity insurance cover

A tribunal has found a chiropractor guilty and reprimanded him for professional misconduct on two counts in relation to a failure to maintain professional indemnity insurance. For more information please read the news item.

A first for South Australia as tribunal permanently cancels chiropractor's registration

The Board has successfully brought disciplinary proceedings against a South Australian chiropractor. For more information please read the news item.

AHPRA and Board hold 'commercially predatory exploitative' chiropractor to account

The Board has successfully brought disciplinary proceedings against a suspended South Australian chiropractor with the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal (the tribunal) finding his behaviour was ‘commercially predatory’ and ‘exploitative’. For more information please read the news item.

Chiropractor is disqualified from applying for registration after sexual contact and inappropriate conduct with patients

The State Administrative Tribunal of WA has disqualified a former chiropractor from applying for registration for three years with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) after admitting to professional misconduct, including sexual contact and inappropriate conduct with female patients. For more information please read the news item.

Health and practitioner court and tribunal case summaries for 2012-13 decisions, including those published about chiropractors, are published on the AHPRA website under Court and tribunal decisions.
 
 
 
Page reviewed 28/05/2019