ONLINE: Ethics & Law for the Chiropractic Office w/ W. Coleman, DC (2 hrs)

Dr. Coleman, long time Life West faculty member and practicing chiropractor, shares his deep understanding of ethics and California chiropractic law. 2 CE hrs CA Category A (mandatory) ethics ONLINE


Wayne Coleman, DC
Wayne Coleman, DC, Professor, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Life West


January 1, 2018 - 12:00 am


December 31, 2020 - 12:00 am



Dr. Coleman, long time Life West faculty member and practicing chiropractor, shares his deep understanding of ethics and California chiropractic law.  Here’s a new take on what is allowed and what isn’t; what is mandated and what is forbidden; what you must do and what you ought to do.  You’ll be surprised by what you discover, no matter how many years you’ve been in practice.

You’ll learn about:

  • Chiropractic Boards and how they operate
  • Contemporary ethics principles and codes
  • Scope of practice
  • Illegal practices
  • Use of laser
  • Medical necessity
  • Record keeping
  • Informed consent
  • Informed refusal
  • and more!

About this Online Seminar

Online CE at Life West is simple and engaging.

  • Upon registration you will receive an email containing a web address and password, enabling you to enter the seminar.
  • There is a two-hour (50 minute hours) presentation which you may watch at your leisure.  You need not complete it all in one sitting, and may return to it at any point during the calendar year.
  • View the video, complete the acknowledgement, and click the “complete” button when you are through.
  • You will receive your certificate of completion within 10 business days of finishing the seminar.

All Life West postgraduate seminars are approved or pending approval by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  Continuing Education hours are also available from many other states.  Check the CE Credits area below for details.


By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:

  • Represent yourself to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Take an active stance for yourself and for the profession
  • Run your practice wisely and safely
  • Communicate with your patients effectively and legally

2 hours unless otherwise indicated.

State CE Available/Approval #
California 2 hours ethics APPROVED CA-A-17-11-14226
(Category A Ethics mandatory hours)
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Massachusetts No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Minnesota APPROVED 64323
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.

Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

Hour 1
  • Ethical concepts that chiropractors are judged by
  • Most common causes for legal actions taken against Chiropractors
  • Limitations on using Laser therapy
  • Record keeping / medical necessity
Hour 2
  • Proper advertising
  • Scope of practice
  • Internet communications with your patients
  • What unlicensed individuals can and cannot legally do in your office