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 cured patients while his licence was suspended has been fined $200.

Dan Sullins has likewise gotten a reprimand from the College of Chiropractors of B.C. and will need to pay the college $4,000 in costs but will be allowed to continue working after signing an approval agreement acknowledging many issues with his practice,

according to a public notification. Initially from Texas, Sullins had advertised something he called something”board licensed practical neurology,” which is not an acknowledged chiropractic credential in B.C. He also promoted a treatment called “brain balancing” and declared to be trained in “numerous brain promoting changing techniques.”

At one point, patient reviews on his website suggested he's helped with some conditions that chiropractics physician in B.C. are particularly prohibited from declaring to deal with, including ADHD and youth speech conditions.

Sullins' registration was suspended by the college in June 2019 amidst three examinations into his work.

Sullins' claims likewise triggered the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., Dr. Heidi Oetter, to speak up. She called Sullins' marketing “quite honestly, unsafe “in that patients could be led to believe he's a doctor of neurology.

Sullins stopped working to co-operate with inspectors

The College of Chiropractors has now confirmed that Sullins breached its requirements and policies in numerous different ways, including advertising treatments that aren't supported by evidence, acting outside of his legal scope of practice, stopping working to co-operate with a college inspection, practising while his licence was suspended and advertising his services with a group coupon.

Sullins' suspension from practise was lifted this March, after he consented to be monitored by the college for 4 months.

His practice was likewise positioned under a variety of conditions, consisting of working within the legal scope of practice, bringing his marketing into line with college requirements and keeping required records. Those conditions all remain in location.

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

Sullins trained as a chiropractic specialist in Texas and operated in the Dallas area from 2012 to 2016, when he relocated to the Vancouver area for family factors, according to an affidavit he submitted in assistance of his petition.

Sullins has actually been signed up as a chiropractic specialist in this province because January 2018.

Source: cbc.ca

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