Continuing Education 

Ethics and California Law

This two-hour online class satisfies the Ethics and Law continuing education requirement for California. The course contains discussion of ethics, California law, unprofessional conduct, and real case studies.



Module 1 Outline
  • Ethics violations are found in all healthcare professions
  • Two case studies and outcomes
  • Examination of ethical behavior begins with self-reflection
  • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • Ethics definition
  • Ethical beliefs can differ from behavior
  • Common types of bias
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Ethical beliefs can differ from behavior: example
  • Public perception:ethics of different professions
  • What do chiropractic associations say about ethics?
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Ethics & Law
  • Patient perspectives on HIPAA
  • Ethics versus Law
  • QUIZ



Module 5 Outline
  • Finding the law
  • California law 
  • Two case studies
  • QUIZ



Module 6 Outline
  • Sexual misconduct warning signs
  • California law and unprofessional conduct
  • Case study and outcome
  • QUIZ



Module 7 Outline
  • California law regarding unprofessional conduct
  • Two case studies and outcomes
  • Discussion of "blind spot" in behavior justification
  • QUIZ



Module 8 Outline
  • Case study 
  • Early warnings of boundary violations
  • Affected person standard
  • QUIZ



Module 9 Outline
  • Cost of boundary violations
  • Proactive steps include understanding state law
  • Proactive doctor-patient communication
  • Fraud and abuse
  • QUIZ



Module 10 Outline
  • Two case studies and outcomes
  • California law and billing for chiropractic services
  • Final thoughts
  • QUIZ



CA-A-23-04-04093 (4/1/2023-3/31/2024) Ethics and Law

CE Hours



  • Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz. You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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  • DISCLAIMER: While Palmer College of Chiropractic endeavors to bring diverse topics and viewpoints for continuing education options for Doctors of Chiropractic, the opinions of presenters do not necessarily represent the views of Palmer College.