NORTON — The state license of a Norton chiropractor has been revoked by state officials. Craig Rogers of the Norton Chiropractic Clinic allegedly continued to practice medicine despite not having a valid state license to do so.
Rogers voluntarily surrendered his chiropractic license Monday. According to state documents, Rogers’ chiropractic license had been inactive since November 2016.
From that time until April, he provided chiropractic adjustments to more than 700 patients at his Norton clinic, according to the order from the healing arts board.
“Since licensee’s Kansas license had been inactive, he has continued to hold himself out to the public as being professionally engaged in the practice of chiropractic and has been regularly engaged in the practice of the healing arts,” the document states.
He renewed his license as inactive in January, but in March applied for reinstatement of his license to continue practicing medicine. His license was emergently suspended by the state board last month.
Practicing medicine without a good-standing license is a violation of the state’s healing arts practice act.
Rogers previously had action taken against his license in 2005 for again allegedly practicing medicine without a valid license.
The state board has ordered his patients’ files to be placed in the custody of another licensed chiropractor or records maintenance facility, and required Rogers to provide an update of those efforts by Friday.
“He’s going to have to let us know so that we can provide that information to patients if they call us looking for their records,” said Kelli Stevens, general counsel for the Board of Healing Arts.
Rogers could have the option of applying for a reinstated license in the future, but will have a waiting period of three years due to Kansas law.
The Hays Daily News attempted to contact Rogers at his office Wednesday afternoon.
The full document is available at ksbha.org/documents/boardactions/rogers_17_2.pdf.