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1 Checking Licensing & Disciplinary History International Applicants Dr. Ed. Weathersby, Past President Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards

2 FCLB’s CIN-BAD Databank Started in 1993 Started in 1993 Free access to regulatory agencies Free access to regulatory agencies Password protected, on the Internet Password protected, on the Internet Most boards report actions within 30 days Most boards report actions within 30 days

3 What is CIN-BAD? Public board actions, voluntary reporting Public board actions, voluntary reporting + other government actions (US federal, courts) 12,300 actions involving 6,000 DCs Reports date from 1954 to present Sanctions + restoration of good standing Current license status of 65,000 DCs Current license status of 65,000 DCs

4 Reporting to CIN-BAD ALL US boards ALL US boards Some actions from US territories, Canadian provinces, Australian states Some actions from US territories, Canadian provinces, Australian states CIN-BAD averages more than violations every year. 530

5 Sample CIN-BAD Report

6 Why have CIN-BAD?

7 Dr. Mark Hollstrom 1980 – Indecent exposure in MI 1980 – Indecent exposure in MI 1982 – MI License SUSPENDED 1982 – MI License SUSPENDED 1982 – Advertising violation in CO 1982 – Advertising violation in CO 1990 – Unprofessional conduct, advertising violation in CO 1990 – Unprofessional conduct, advertising violation in CO 1995 – Unprofessional Conduct 1995 – Unprofessional Conduct 1996 – Unprofessional Conduct (sexual assault of 13 patients including a 14-year-old girl) – CO License REVOKED 1996 – Unprofessional Conduct (sexual assault of 13 patients including a 14-year-old girl) – CO License REVOKED

8 Dr. Mark Hollstrom 1997 – Practicing w/o license – 1997 – Practicing w/o license – ooops telemarketed Supreme Court official familiar with his case 1998 – Order forever bans him from practicing in Colorado 1998 – Order forever bans him from practicing in Colorado 1999 – Skipped to Pretoria; defaulted on $35,000 in clinic bills; South African authorities deported him to NY 1999 – Skipped to Pretoria; defaulted on $35,000 in clinic bills; South African authorities deported him to NY

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10 2000 – Extradited to Colorado, 2000 – Extradited to Colorado, 120 days in jail for contempt 2001 – Sentenced to 4 years in community corrections for 1996 sex assault convictions 2001 – Sentenced to 4 years in community corrections for 1996 sex assault convictions 2001 – Rejected by authorities and sent to 3 years in penitentiary 2001 – Rejected by authorities and sent to 3 years in penitentiary Today: Today: Current location unknown Dr. Mark Hollstrom

11 Mark Columbus Hollstrom Date of Birth: November 8, 1954 Conviction(s): Felony 3rd degree sex assault by a medical practitioner – 2 counts (1998); 3rd degree sex assault no victim consent – 2 counts (1998); 3rd degree sex assault (1998). Race: White Gender: Male Height: 6' 1 Weight: 190 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Sentenced From: Arapahoe County, Colorado. Category: Multiple Offender Last Known Address: Out of State

12 Why have CIN-BAD? Chiropractic is exploding worldwide There are more chiropractic colleges outside the US than in it today There are more chiropractic colleges outside the US than in it today World-wide mobility is a given Law-abiding DCs should be able to move quickly without unnecessary barriers Travel-to-treat with athletic events Travel-to-treat with athletic events Teaching opportunities Teaching opportunities Relocate practice Relocate practice

13 Why have CIN-BAD? We are already importing and exporting each other’s problem DCs The public deserves to be protected The Internet offers regulators an inexpensive platform to share information

14 What’s the next step? For countries that may not yet have formal regulatory processes… Join forces through WFC, Join forces through WFC, European Chiropractors Union, others Post all DCs on CIN-BAD Post all DCs on CIN-BAD Move toward having an adjudicated regulatory process Move toward having an adjudicated regulatory process

15 A few months of headlines A few months of headlines Chiropractor Sentenced on Tax Charges Chiropractor Denies Alleged Improper Client Contact Bay Head Man Tried Frame-Up, Cops Say Judge Awards Teen $103,000 in Lawsuit Man Faces Sex Charges Involving Teenagers Progressive Suit Alleges Fraud by Minn. Chiropractor, Seeks More Than $900,000 in Damages Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Local Chiropractor Faces Charges N.J. Doc, Niece Keep Insurance Fraud a Family Matter Feds Say Chiropractor Defrauded Medicare Man Pleads Guilty in Insurance Scheme DA: Queens Clinics Filed More than $1M in False Claims Nicholson Chiropractor Charged with Sex Assault Palm Harbor Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Filing False Income Tax Return Man is Convicted in Fraud Scheme Con Artist Sentenced Under Plea Agreement Chiropractor Among Drug Arrests Chiropractor Pleads Guilty in Patient Assault Chiropractor Gets Sentence Slashed Chiropractor Pleads No Contest Napa Mom who Abducted Son Pleads Guilty Chiropractor Allegedly Exposes Himself to Employee Macon Chiropractor Indicted on Fraud Charges Health Firm Accused of $134 Mil Fraud Chiropractor, Mom Face More Charges Progressive Files Suit Against Operators of Philadelphia Chiropractic Clinic Chiropractor Sentenced to 28 Months for Insurance Fraud Scheme Lawrence Chiropractor Gets 30-Month Suspension, 18-Month Probation Chiropractor Pleads Innocent to Molesting Patients Canby Chiropractor Suspended After Violating Probation Undercover Investigations Nab Chiropractors Chiropractor Sentenced to 28 Months for Insurance Fraud 20 Charged in Porn Ring After Minors Seen on Web State Suspends Chiropractor Arrests Made in Medicare Fraud Cases International Internet Pornography Ring Busted Unlicensed Health Care Provider Indicted in Texas Billing Fraud Brings Prison Independence Chiropractor Faces Disciplinary Action

16 Where in the world is he?

17 The time is always right to do what is right. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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