VOCA Victims of Chiropractic Abuse
Chiropractor Malpractice Settlements To Be Public
May 4, 2007 HartfordBusiness.com
 
The state House of Representatives unanimously approved SB-249 which would -- for the first time in Connecticut -- make chiropractor malpractice records public information.

The vote followed the unanimous approval by the state Senate on April 11th. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. M. Jodi Rell for her signature.

"We are delighted that legislators agree the people of our state have a right to make informed decisions about their health care," said Janet Levy, president of Victims of Chiropractic Abuse.

SB-249 would require insurance companies to inform the state Insurance Commissioner whenever there has been a settled malpractice claim so that the information can be published for the public to make informed decisions about picking a chiropractor, just as been the case for years regarding medical doctors.

"If this bill is signed into law chiropractors will no longer be able to hide under the radar," Levy said.

Levy suffered a stroke after chiropractic manipulation of her neck five years ago.

She founded VOCA to advocate for others who have been injured by chiropractic treatment.

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