Disciplinary Action against Randall Hammett, D.C. (2003)
Randall Hammett, D.C., who practices in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been disciplined by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board three times:
- In 1992, he was charged with billing improperly and doing unnecessary diagnostic and treatment procedures. The case was settled with a order under which he agreed to revisee his billing system, take additional courses in tradiology, and pay $5,590 for costs of the State's investigation.
- In 2003, as shown below, he was ordered to stop advertising himself as “most trusted,” “most recognized,” “chiropractic expert” or using any other language that implied professional superiority.
- In 2004, the board issued an order under which he was reprimanded, must take a course in chiropractic recordkeeping, and would be subject to random record audits during the following two years, and must pay $2,398.97 in costs.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
BEFORE THE CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD
IN THE MATTER OF THE DISCIPLINARY
RANDALL HAMMETT, D.C.,
Division of Enforcement Case File No. 02 CHI 052
The parties in this action for the purposes of section 227.50 of the Wisconsin statutes are:
Randall J. Hammett, D.C.
6500 67th Street
Kenosha, WI 53142
Chiropractic Examining Board
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Department of Regulation and Licensing
Division of Enforcement
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
The parties in this matter agree to the terms and conditions of the attached Stipulation, subject to the approval of the Board. The Board has reviewed this Stipulation and considers it acceptable.
Accordingly, the Board in this matter adopts the attached Stipulation and makes the following:
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. Randall J. Hammett, DC (D.O.B. 08/14/1956) is duly licensed as a chiropractor in the state of Wisconsin (license #1546). This license was first granted on 02/08/1980.
2. Respondent’s most recent address on file with the Chiropractic Board is 6500 67th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53142.
3. On or about January 20, 2002, Respondent ran an advertisement in the Kenosha News (a Kenosha, Wisconsin newspaper) utilizing the following language: “Need a Chiropractor? The most trusted, recognized name in Kenosha is Dr. R.J. Hammett.”
4. On or about August 12, 2002, Respondent ran an advertisement in the Kenosha News utilizing the following phrase: “the chiropractic expert”, and “Specializing in Traditional Chiropractic Healthcare.”
5. “Traditional Chiropractic Healthcare” is not a specialty recognized by the American Chiropractic Association or the International Chiropractic Association
6. Respondent has ceased use of the advertisements referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4 above.
7. In resolution of this matter, Respondent consents to entry of the following Conclusions of Law and Order.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
1. The Wisconsin Examining Board has jurisdiction over this matter, pursuant to sec. 446.02, Stats.
2. The Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board is authorized to enter into the attached stipulation, pursuant to secs. 227.44(5) and 446.03, Stats.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED that
1. Until otherwise ordered by the Board, Respondent shall CEASE AND DESIST from utilizing such phrases as “most trusted”, “most recognized”, “chiropractic expert”, or any other language claiming or implying professional superiority.
2. Violation of any of the terms of this Order shall be construed as conduct imperiling public health, safety and welfare and may result in a summary suspension of Respondent's license; the Board in its discretion may in the alternative impose other discipline for a violation of any of the terms of this Order.
3. This Order shall become effective upon the date of its signing.
CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINING BOARD
By: James Rosemeyer 6-19-03
On behalf of the Board
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