Disciplinary Actions against
Charles Solano, D.C
Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Charles Solano, D.C., who practiced in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1990 until his death in May 2016, was reprimanded three times.
- In 1988, when he practiced in New York State, New York's licensing authorities charged that an ad he had placed in the Yellow Pages was "false, deceptive and misleading and made claims of professional superiority which he could not substantiate." The ad had stated that "We Specialize in Difficult and Chronic Cases." He admitted these allegations, was reprimanded, and paid a $500 fine.
- In 1993, the New York authorities again reprimanded and fined him $500 for failing to provide x-rays to a patient when requested.
- In 1997, as noted below, the Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners charged him with failing to disclose the first action when he applied for his Indiana license in 1990 and the second one when he renewed his license in 1994. In a hearing before the board, he said that he did not believe that the New York actions were "disciplinary actions" that had to be disclosed and promised to report any such actions in the future. The Indiana Board reprimanded him and ordered him to pay costs of $81.40.
BEFORE THE INDIANA BOARD
OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CAUSE NO. 97 IBCE 08
STATE OF INDIANA,
CHARLES R. SOLANO, D.C.
SEP 03 1997
The State of Indiana ("Petitioner"), by counsel, Jeffrey A. Modisett, Attorney General of Indiana, and by Carrie Gibson Doehrmann and Beth Anne Compton, Deputy Attorneys General, pursuant to Ind. Code 25-1-7-7(a) files its complaint against Charles R. Solano, D.C., ("Respondent") and in support thereof alleges and states:
1. The Attorney General of Indiana is empowered to bring disciplinary complaints in the name of the State of Indiana before the Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners ("Board") pursuant to Ind. Code 25-1-7 et seq.
2. The Board is charged with the duty and responsibility of regulating the practice of chiropractic. in the State of Indiana pursuant to Ind. Code 25-10-1 et seq.
3. The Board is empowered to hold this disciplinary hearing pursuant to the authority of Ind. Code 25-1-9-4 and Ind. Code 4-21.5-3 et seq.
1. Respondent, who practices at 4082 Pendleton Way, Indianapolis, Indiana 46226, is a duly licensed chiropractor in the State of Indiana holding license number 08001342.
2. On May 12, 1988, charges were filed against Respondent's New York chiropractic license by the New York State Education Department. The substance of these charges alleged that Respondent advertised in a manner that was false, deceptive and misleading and made claims of professional superiority which he could not substantiate by placing an advertisement for the Solano Chiropractic Health Center in the 1987 edition of the Bronx Yellow Pages in which he made the following statement, "We Specialize in Difficult and Chronic Cases."
3. On September 15, 1988, Respondent admitted to these allegations and his New York chiropractic license was censured and reprimanded by the New York State Education Department. Respondent also paid a $500.00 fine.
4. On May 25, 1990, Respondent submitted his initial application to this Board seeking an Indiana chiropractic license. Respondent failed to disclose to the Board that the above described disciplinary action had been taken against his New York chiropractic license in response to this question on the application.
5. If Respondent's conduct described above occurred in the State of Indiana, it would constitute a violation of Ind. Code 2S-1-9-4(a)(1)(C), to wit: Respondent advertised services in a false or misleading manner; and Ind. Code 25-1-9-4(a)(7), to wit: Respondent has had disciplinary action taken against his license to practice in any other state or jurisdiction.
6. Respondent's conduct also constitutes a violation of Ind. Code 25-1-9-4(a)(1)(A) in that he has engaged in fraud or material deception in order to obtain a license to practice.
7. On August 31,1993, the New York State Education Department again filed disciplinary charges against Respondent's New York chiropractic license. These charges alleged that Respondent failed to provide a former patient or the patient's current physician with copies of the patient's medical records, lab and consultant letters, original x-rays and an itemized bill as requested by the patient.
8. On October 18, 1993, Respondent admitted that he engaged in the unprofessional conduct described in paragraph seven of this Complaint. As a result, Respondent's New York chiropractic license was censured and reprimanded and he was fined $500.00.
9. On or about May 11, 1994. Respondent submitted his application for renewal of his Indiana chiropractic license. He failed to disclose to the Board that his New York chiropractic license had been disciplined in October of 1993 in response to the following question, "in the last two years, has disciplinary action been taken regarding any license, certificate, registration or permit you hold or have held?"
10. Respondent has violated Ind. Code 2S-1-9-4(a)(7) in that he has had disciplinary action taken against his license to practice in any other state or jurisdiction. Respondent's conduct also constitutes a violation of Ind. Code 2S-1-9-4(a)(1)(A) in that he has engaged in fraud or material deception in order to obtain a license to practice.
WHEREFORE, Petitioner demands an order against Respondent, Charles R. Solano, D.C., that:
1. Imposes the appropriate discipline on Respondent's Indiana chiropractic license;
2. Directs the Respondent to immediately pay all costs incurred in the prosecution of this case;
3. Provides such further relief as the Board deems just and proper in the premises.
JEFFREY A. MODISEIT
Attorney General of Indiana
Carrie Gibson Doehrmann
Deputy Attorney General
Atty. No.: 16691-49
Beth Anne Compton
Deputy Attorney General
Attorney No. 16678-49
This page was revised on December 14, 2016.