Test Your Knowledge of Law and Practice

Introduction

The following questions represent a sample of Education Law, the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, Part 73, and the Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29. It is your professional responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements. This test is intended to provide you with a measure of your working knowledge of those requirements. Answers are provided in the back of this Guide to Practice.

  • A score of 20 is perfect and indicates you have a satisfactory understanding of law, rule and regulation.
  • A score of 15-19 is good, but indicates which areas of law, rule, and regulation to read over.
  • A score of 10-14 is borderline and indicates a need to study the law, rule and regulation more thoroughly.
  • A score below 10 indicates that you have an unacceptable understanding of law, rule and regulation pertaining to the profession of chiropractic.

Remember: To practice lawfully, you must know the legal requirements pertaining to your profession.

  1. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, to practice in this State, all licensees must register with the New York State
    a. Education Department.
    b. Health Department.
    c. Office of Professional Discipline.
    d. Workers' Compensation Board.

  2. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, a license shall be valid during the life of the holder unless
    a. the Board of Regents revokes, annuls, or suspends the license.
    b. the Education Department files charges against the licensee.
    c. the licensee exclusively provides pro bono (free) services.
    d. The licensee practices less than one day per month.

  3. Education Law, Article 130, section 6505(a), permits professional associations to make referrals without liability or cause of actions or damages. Which one of the following conditions is INCORRECT regarding that section?
    a. The referral is made to a member of the profession represented by that association.
    b. The fee for the referral is considered reasonable.
    c. The referral is made without malice.
    d. There is reasonable belief the referral is warranted.

  4. Education Law, Article 132, section 6551(2)(c), requires a chiropractor to retain all X-ray films taken in the course of practice for which one of the following periods?
    a. 1 Year.
    b. 3 Years.
    c. 5 Years.
    d. no requirements.

  5. To charge a chiropractor with professional misconduct in New York State, one must file a formal complaint with the New York State
    a. Office of the Attorney General.
    b. Health Department, Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
    c. Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline.
    d. Insurance Department.

  6. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 132, section 6551, which one of the following is expressly prohibited?
    a. removing nerve interference in extremities.
    b. using mechanical means to treat patients.
    c. using any form of ionizing radiation except X-ray to detect chiropractic conditions.
    d. ordering Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) series.

  7. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 132, section 6551(3), chiropractors licensed in New York State may treat
    a. communicable or infectious diseases.
    b. structural imbalance in the human body.
    c. cardio-vascular-renal diseases.
    d. fractures or dislocations.

  8. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 132, sections 6552 and 6555, the only individuals permitted to practice chiropractic in New York State without a license are
    a. Receptionists under a chiropractor's supervision.
    b. chiropractors licensed in other states.
    c. students enrolled and supervised in a New York chiropractic college clinical program.
    d. graduates of chiropractic colleges who have completed all requirements for licensure except examination.

  9. Pursuant to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents Part 29.1(b), unprofessional conduct includes all of the following except
    a. failing to make available to a patient upon request, copies of documents paid for by that patient
    b. accepting and performing professional responsibilities the licensee knows s/he is not competent to perform.
    c. giving or receiving a fee to or from a third party for the referral of a patient.
    d. sharing professional fees with a partner, employee, associate in a professional corporation, or professional consultant authorized to practice the same profession.

  10. Pursuant to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents Part 29.2(a), unprofessional conduct includes all of the following except
    a. failing to maintain a record for each patient which must be retained for at least six years.
    b. using the word "Doctor" in offering to perform professional services without also including the profession in which the licensee holds a doctorate.
    c. guaranteeing that satisfaction will result from the performance of professional services.
    d. charging fees higher than usual and customary for the region.

  11. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 130, section 6509, each of the following constitutes professional misconduct except
    a. committing a single act of negligence, not amounting to gross negligence.
    b. being convicted of a crime under Federal Law.
    c. practicing while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or physical or mental disability.
    d. permitting an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license.

  12. In New York State, a licensed chiropractor may employ an unlicensed person to perform all of the following functions except
    a. providing ultrasound therapy.
    b. scheduling patient appointments.
    c. filing and bookkeeping.
    d. recording results of electrodiagnostic tests without interpreting those results.

  13. Which one of the following titles is not permitted to be used by chiropractors licensed in New York State?
    a. Chiropractor
    b. Licensed Chiropractor
    c. Chiropractic Physician
    d. Doctor of Chiropractic

  14. Which one of the following specialization credentials is not permitted for use in New York State?
    a. Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO)
    b. Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Roentgenologists (DACBR)
    c. Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP)
    d. Certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist

  15. Which one of the following persons is prohibited from being employed by a chiropractor?
    a. Doctor of Osteopathy
    b. Licensed Massage Therapist
    c. General Radiologic Technologist
    d. Receptionist

  16. A chiropractor may share fees with all of the following, except
    a. a partner
    b. a professional employee
    c. associate in a professional corporation
    d. a massage therapist renting space in his building

  17. Which one of the following services is not within the lawful scope of chiropractic in New York State?
    a. use x-rays
    b. use fluoroscopy
    c. provide nutritional services and products
    d. use a clinical lab to analyze blood for diagnostic purposes

  18. Which one of the following areas related to professional practice is not regulated by the State Education Department?
    a. advertising
    b. scope of practice
    c. referrals
    d. billing codes

  19. You may terminate your services to a patient who is delinquent in paying his/her bill so long as you
    a. arrange for continuing care if the patient needs it, i.e., make a referral.
    b. do not base that termination on the patient's race, creed, color, or national origin.
    c. provide copies of the patient's record if he/she requests it.
    d. all of the above.

  20. An unlicensed person may do the following in a chiropractor's office, except
    a. provide management services, such as employee benefits, billing, scheduling, accounting.
    b. own up to half, but not more, of the practice.
    c. instruct patients on office procedures and orient them with video and print materials.
    d. answer phones and filing.

You correctly answered of the first 5 questions, those relating to Education Law.

You correctly answered of the entire set of 20 questions.


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Last Updated: February 28, 2012