The E&B test plan is based on survey responses of state chiropractic licensing boards on the importance of knowledge of ethics and boundaries issues to practicing chiropractic in an ethical and legally appropriate manner.
Successful completion of the E&B Examination requires that examinees demonstrate an acceptable level of understanding and judgments pertaining to appropriate relationships and interactions.
NBCE Post-licensure Exams SPEC and E&B
Given only at the request of state licensing boards
Request must be on state letterhead
Offered six times a year
Every other month beginning in February
Cost of $850.00
Offered at Pearson Vue Computerized Testing Centers
Currently a 100 question multiple-choice exam
50 questions on ethics
50 questions on boundary issues
E&B Topics Include:
Standards of care
Sexual misconduct and sexual harassment
A chiropractor receives a letter from a patient claiming that the doctor injured him during his last visit. The doctor should take what initial step?
Pull the patient’s chart and make any changes necessary to clarify what occurred on the visit in question.
Notify the staff to send a letter of dismissal to the patient.
Inform his malpractice carrier of the incident.
Place a phone call to the patient to set up a complimentary visit with the chiropractor’s associate.
A doctor advertises “no-out-of-pocket expenses.”This is considered:
Acceptable, as long as all patients receive this benefit.
Inappropriate, as it constitutes insurance fraud.
Satisfactory, if patients without insurance coverage are given free care.
Unacceptable, as it indicates incompetence and negligence on the part of the chiropractor.
What best describes a hostile work environment?
Regular and repeated welcomed compliments or actions.