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Violating terms of a 2018 order leads to suspension of Pierce County chiropractor, charges state

For immediate release: February 20, 2020  (20-022)

Contact:          Sharon Moysiuk, Communications  360-549-6471                       

Violating terms of a 2018 order leads to suspension of Pierce County chiropractor, charges state

OLYMPIA -- The Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission immediately suspended the license of Pierce County chiropractor Thomas A. Velickoff (CH00034710) pending further legal action.

Charges state Velickoff treated patients without a commission-approved monitor present which violated the terms of a 2018 agreed order that required Velickoff to have a monitor present during the treatment of all patients. Allegations also state that Velickoff refused to comply with a requirement to allow unannounced audits to ensure compliance of the 2018 agreed order.

Velickoff cannot practice as a chiropractor in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to request a hearing to contest the charges and the suspension.

The legal documents on this case can be seen online by clicking the link on Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission protects and promotes public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the competency and quality of health care providers. The agency establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to people in Washington.

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