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District of Columbia Code Division I. Government of District. § 5-903. Preference in promotions.

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The board shall have powers and duties as follows:

(1) To provide for and regulate the issuance of a license to any person:

(i) who meets the general and educational qualifications of this act and who passes the examination specified by the board; or

(ii) who meets the requirements for the issuance of a license by reciprocity or of a limited license, as provided for in this act.

(2) To decide matters relating to the issuance, renewal, suspension or revocation of licenses.

(3) To promulgate, adopt, and enforce in the manner provided by law, the rules and regulations necessary to carry out this act.

(4) To approve or disapprove chiropractic colleges in accordance with section 303.  1

(5) To take appropriate actions to initiate injunctive and criminal prosecution proceedings in connection with the unlawful or unauthorized practice of chiropractic or other violations of this act. Injunctive and criminal proceedings shall be instituted in accordance with the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L. 950, No. 164), known as the Commonwealth Attorneys Act.  2

(6) To provide for and schedule examinations in accordance with this act and to contract with a professional testing organization for the preparation and administration of those examinations in accordance with section 812.1 of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L. 177, No. 175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929.  3

(7) To conduct hearings and make adjudications, including adjudications involving disciplinary actions. The board may conduct such hearings or may designate a member of the board or utilize a qualified hearing examiner to conduct such hearings and to prepare adjudications, including adjudications involving disciplinary actions, for final revision and approval by the board.

(8) To keep a record showing the names and addresses of all licensees under this act.

(9) To keep minutes and records of all its transactions and proceedings, especially with relation to the issuance, denial, registration, formal reprimand, suspension and revocation of licenses. In all actions or proceedings in any court, a transcript of any board record or any part thereof, which is certified to be a true copy by the board, shall be entitled to admission in evidence.

(10) To submit annually to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, 15 days after the Governor has submitted his budget to the General Assembly, a copy of the budget request for the upcoming fiscal year which the board previously submitted to the department.

(11) To submit annually a report to the Professional Licensure Committee of the House of Representatives and to the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee of the Senate containing a description of the types of complaints received, status of cases, board action which has been taken and the length of time from the initial complaint to final board resolution.

(12) To hold at least four meetings a year for the conduct of its business upon giving public notice of such meetings in the manner provided by law.

(13) To issue subpoenas, upon application of an attorney responsible for representing the Commonwealth in disciplinary matters before the board, for the purpose of investigating alleged violations of the disciplinary provisions administered by the board. The board shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, to administer oaths, to examine witnesses and to take testimony or compel the production of books, records, papers and documents as it may deem necessary or proper in and pertinent to any proceeding, investigation or hearing held by it. Chiropractic records may not be subpoenaed without consent of the patient or without order of a court of competent jurisdiction on a showing that the records are reasonably necessary for the conduct of the investigation. The court may impose such limitations on the scope of the subpoena as are necessary to prevent unnecessary intrusion into patient confidential information. The board is authorized to apply to Commonwealth Court to enforce its subpoenas.

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