B.C. chiropractor who advertised unproven ‘brain balancing’ treatment fined $200 – CBC.ca

13July 2020

A North Vancouver chiropractic specialist who provided unverified and unapproved “brain balancing” treatments and treated clients while his licence was suspended has been fined $200.

Dan Sullins has also received a reprimand from the College of Chiropractors of B.C. and will have to pay the college $4,000 in costs however will be allowed to continue working after signing a consent arrangement acknowledging various issues with his practice,

according to a public notification. Initially from Texas, Sullins had promoted something he called something”board certified functional neurology,” which is not a recognized chiropractic credential in B.C. He likewise promoted a treatment called “brain balancing” and declared to be trained in “a number of brain stimulating adjusting techniques.”

At one point, patient reviews on his website recommended he's assisted with some conditions that chiropractic practitioners in B.C. are particularly banned from declaring to deal with, consisting of ADHD and childhood speech disorders.

Sullins' registration was suspended by the college in June 2019 in the middle of 3 investigations into his work.

Sullins' claims likewise prompted the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., Dr. Heidi Oetter, to speak out. She called Sullins' marketing “quite honestly, unsafe “in that clients might be led to believe he's a medical professional of neurology.

Sullins stopped working to co-operate with inspectors

The College of Chiropractors has actually now validated that Sullins broke its requirements and policies in a number of different methods, including marketing treatments that aren't supported by evidence, acting beyond his legal scope of practice, stopping working to co-operate with a college assessment, practicing while his licence was suspended and advertising his services with a group voucher.

Sullins' suspension from practise was raised this March, after he agreed to be monitored by the college for four months.

His practice was also positioned under a number of conditions, including working within the legal scope of practice, bringing his marketing into line with college requirements and maintaining needed records. Those conditions all stay in place.

Last summer, Sullins filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court challenging the suspension of his licence. The petition exposed the RCMP had actually visited his North Vancouver center in connection with the college's investigations.

Sullins trained as a chiropractic physician in Texas and worked in the Dallas location from 2012 to 2016, when he relocated to the Vancouver area for household reasons, according to an affidavit he filed in support of his petition.

Sullins has actually been registered as a chiropractic specialist in this province considering that January 2018.

Source: cbc.ca

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