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November 22, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Division of Consumer Affairs
- Kimberly Ricketts, Director

 

Jeff Lamm, Kara Wood
973-504-6327

 

Board Orders Suspension of Little Falls Chiropractor’s License

NEWARK — The New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners has ordered the suspension of the license held by a Little Falls chiropractor after finding that he engaged in professional misconduct by paying or offering to pay for the referral of patients, Attorney General Peter C. Harvey and Consumer Affairs Director Kimberly Ricketts announced.

Charles G. Nisivoccia agreed to a five-year suspension of his license, under terms of a consent order with the Board. The suspension will take effect on December 17, allowing time for patients to seek other practitioners.

"We expect medical professionals to adhere to proper codes of conduct. When professional standards are not met, we will act on behalf of patients to ensure their safety and well being," Attorney General Harvey said

At least two years of the suspension will be active. After that time, Nisivoccia may apply to the Board for reinstatement.

In addition to the license suspension, Nisivoccia has been ordered to attend a professional ethics course, pay $10,000 in civil penalties and reimburse the Board $8,560.63 for its legal and investigative costs.

"Licensed health care professionals should know that our Boards will not tolerate such unethical practices," Director Ricketts said. "Our boards will investigate and, as in this case, take action where appropriate."

The Board also found that Nisivoccia was dishonest during its investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Siobhan B. Krier represented the State in this matter.

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