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The vast majority of the articles on ilchiro.org were generated by ICS staff and volunteers to bring original, timely, and practical information to our membership.  These articles are frequently written in response to member questions we have received and an inability to find the answers anywhere else.  This information is proprietary to the Illinois Chiropractic Society and is yet another benefit of ICS membership.

 


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Frequently Asked Questions
Saturday, April 5, 2014   (1 Comment - view/add)
Court Orders and Subpoenas for Records »
  How should I respond to court order or a subpoena asking me to provide copies of a patien...
Monday, March 31, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tools for HIPAA Risk Assessments »
  Does the ICS have any tools for performing a HIPAA Security Rule risk assessment?   Yes. ...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advertising “Physical Therapy” »
May Chiropractic Physicians advertise "physical therapy" in their offices?       The Illinois D...
Monday, December 2, 2013   (1 Comment - view/add)
Employee Concealed Carry »
  How does the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act affect my practice? Am I required to permit my employees and t...
Friday, November 22, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Non-therapeutic Massage [FORM] »
  When I offer non-therapeutic (relaxation) massages or other non-medical services in my office, should I provid...
Thursday, November 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Steps Following a Disaster »
  What Are My Steps Following a Disaster       The following steps assume that your offi...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obtaining an Illinois License »
  What is the process for obtaining a license in Illinois?     Illinois allows for new lic...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sales Tax »
Am I required to charge sales tax for nutritional supplements, orthotics, and other medical appliances?    ...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDFPR Physician Profile »
How do I update my physician profile with the IDFPR?      Use the Illinois...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (2 Comments - view/add)
EHR Mandate Deadline »
When is EHR mandated?   There are incentive payments from the Federal government for using certified EH...
Friday, April 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) »
As a health care provider, am I required to provide language assistance to patients with limited English proficiency (LE...
Monday, April 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicare & Work Comp Care Coordination »
How do I coordinate benefits in a Workers' Compensation case that involves a Medicare patient?   &nbs...
Friday, February 1, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Billing Insurance for Family »
Can a chiropractic physician treat a family member and bill the charges to an insurance company?    ...
Sunday, July 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Limited Liability Companies (LLC) »
Can a chiropractic physician form a limited liability company (LLC) for his or her practice?   As...
Sunday, July 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Joint Provider Corp Ownership »
Is there a business entity under which chiropractic, medical, dental, optometric and/or podiatric practitioners may be joi...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Blood Draws »
Are blood draws within chiropractic scope in Illinois?   Yes. According to an established history of legal au...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Keeping X-Rays »
How long am I required to keep x-rays?   Although the Illinois Medical Practice Act requires physicians to "es...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Offering Free Services »
Am I able to offer free services as a promotional tool?   Technically, the answer is a very limited "yes,” but...
Sunday, April 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
CPR Certification Requirements »
Is CPR Required for Chiropractic Physicians?     Recently, many chiropractic physicians in t...
Thursday, March 1, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Name Badge Requirements »
Are physicians and other health care practitioners in Illinois required to wear badges or otherwise display identification...
Monday, February 13, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clinic Naming Rules »
What are the laws and rules regarding clinic names? Am I permitted to operate my practice under an assumed name? &nbs...
Monday, January 23, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Published Treatment Guidelines »
What is the ICS stance on published guidelines for frequency and duration of treatment, such as the "Official Disability G...
Saturday, October 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lost or Stolen Records »
What must the doctor do if patient records are lost or stolen?   Breach of health inform...
Thursday, September 1, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Injections & Off Label Products »
Can Chiropractic Physicians perform injections or treat patients using products off label?     T...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011   (0 Comments - view/add)
Patient Abandonment »
What does the Medical Practice Act and case law require regarding "patient abandonment”? Am I permitted to drop a patie...
Sunday, August 1, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
Administration of Oxygen »
Can a chiropractic physician administer oxygen?   After lengthy negotiations, lobbying efforts, and d...
Thursday, April 1, 2010   (0 Comments - view/add)
"Serious Health Conditions” under FMLA »
Are chiropractic physicians able to certify a "serious health condition” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? &n...
Thursday, October 1, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago: Massage Therapy & Supplement Rules »
Does the City of Chicago require doctors office to hold additional licenses for massage therapy or supplement sales?...
Tuesday, September 1, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
"No Smoking” Laws »
What are the "no smoking” laws in Illinois as they pertain to my office?   The Smoke-fre...
Saturday, August 1, 2009   (0 Comments - view/add)
Certification of Teacher/Student Sick Leave »
Can chiropractic physicians certify teacher and student sick leave?     ...
Friday, July 1, 2005   (0 Comments - view/add)
Required to Accept Medicaid »
Are chiropractors required to accept Medicaid?   No. If you treat a Medicaid patient and you are not...
Friday, July 1, 2005   (0 Comments - view/add)
Acupuncture in Illinois »
Who can do acupuncture in Illinois?   In addition to acupuncture be...
Friday, July 1, 2005   (1 Comment - view/add)
Certifying Sports Physicals »
  Are chiropractic physicians allowed to certify sports physicals?       Althoug...
Friday, July 1, 2005   (0 Comments - view/add)
General Medicaid Information »
Does the Society have any information on Medicaid?     On July 1, 2012, as a result of ...
Friday, July 1, 2005   (0 Comments - view/add)
Subpoenas for Witness/Expert Testimony »
Can I be subpoenaed to testify as a witness at a deposition or trial, and must my services be compensated? ...

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