A Bel Air chiropractor given a two-year suspension by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for unethical and unprofessional conduct may treat patients under the scrutiny of a board-approved mentor pending the outcome of his appeal in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Circuit Judge John N. Prevas signed an order yesterday permitting Dr. Brian L. Regan, 34, of the 1700 block of Ross Road in Forest Hill to continue operating his chiropractic center, known as Chiro One, at 39 Churchville Road in Bel Air.
Carol L. Rubin, a Baltimore attorney representing Dr. Regan, said she appealed the board's Aug. 10 suspension order Friday, adding, "We believe it is overladen with legal and factual errors."
In issuing its suspension order, the board stated that Dr. Regan let chiropractic assistants perform examinations, take X-rays and conduct physical therapy without his direct supervision.
The board also found that Dr. Regan filed claims to an insurance company for physical therapy that a patient did not receive and failed to keep records on services provided to a patient.
In addition to suspending Dr. Regan's right to practice, the board ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $5,000 fine and take 12 hours each of courses in business ethics, medical ethics and patient relations.
He also must serve three years of probation after his suspension, supervised by a board-approved mentor, and may not supervise chiropractic assistants during his probation.
In a civil lawsuit filed Friday in Harford County Circuit Court, Dr. Lawrence Yalich, owner of chiropractic franchises in the Baltimore area, is seeking more than $1.6 million from Dr. Regan, alleging fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary obligations.