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College of Chiropractors of Ontario – Complaints, Investigations and Professional Misconduct

Chiropractors are governed by the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (“the CCO”). The CCO’s mandate is the protection of the public. In doing so, the CCO investigates complaints, reports, and allegations of professional misconduct.

If the CCO has received a complaint about you, you have the right to receive a copy of the complaint and respond to it. The complaint and your response will be provided to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“the ICRC”) of the CCO. The ICRC has the power to decide whether your matter will be sent to the Discipline Committee for a hearing. If you provide your own response to the complaint, that response can be used against you by the College at a Discipline Hearing or in any other proceeding. Our firm has significant experience responding to complaints on behalf of Chiropractors in order to protect their rights and interests.

Lawyers for Chiropractors

You may be the subject of an investigation by the CCO or by an insurance company. Undercover investigations by the CCO and insurance companies can and do occur. If you have been notified that you are the subject of an investigation, or believe that you may be the subject of an investigation, our firm can represent you throughout the process to protect your career, professional reputation, and your interests. It is crucial to get legal assistance to avoid having an insurance company delist you or your clinic.

If you are the subject of a discipline proceeding, you will receive a Notice of Hearing, which will also be posted publicly on the CCO’s website. A Discipline Hearing is just like a trial or court hearing. The Discipline Committee of the CCO has the power to:

  • revoke your certificate of registration;
  • suspend your certificate of registration;
  • impose terms, conditions and limitations on your certificate of registration for a specific or indefinite period of time;
  • require you to appear for a reprimand;
  • require you to pay a fine of up to $35,000; and
  • require you to pay the costs and expenses of the investigation and the legal costs and expenses of the hearing

Our firm has significant experience representing Chiropractors who are the subject of complaints, investigation and Discipline Hearings.

Don’t wait until your matter has been referred to a Discipline Committee of the CCO. Click here to contact Damien Frost & Associates LLP for a free consultation.


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