For Immediate Release - September 21, 2004

State Board Revokes Chiropractor's License

The Board of Registration of Chiropractors ("Board") has revoked the license held by David J. Silberman, D.C. of Andover, Massachusetts.

Silberman failed to comply with the terms of a November 2001 consent agreement, which required that he complete one hundred hours of continuing education courses in the field of chiropractic. A default judgment was issued on August 30th after Silberman failed to respond to the Board's claim that he did not complete the mandatory continuing education courses.

The Board of Registration of Chiropractors licenses more than 1,800 chiropractors throughout the Commonwealth. During fiscal year 2004, the Board received 47 new complaints and resolved 103 complaints, resulting in eighteen consent agreements, two suspended licenses, the voluntary surrender of one license, one revoked license and placement of 15 licenses on probation.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's web site at www.mass.gov/reg . Select the "check a license" option to determine whether a professional is licensed and in good standing before doing business with him/her.

The Division of Professional Licensure is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. It is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the licensing process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the updating of licenses for approximately 330,000 licenses and the maintenance of databases for licensing, enforcement and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2004, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of professional discipline including 829 disciplinary actions, resulting in over $128,000 in fines and more than $25,000 in refunds for consumers.