CLACKAMAS, OR An administrative law judge decided a Clackamas chiropractor didn't commit fraud, pinch a client's butt or commit other improper acts but was the target of lies by a disgruntled former employee.
The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners recently released it's final order which clears Kim Jameson's name. Jameson had filed a lwasuit to force the board to release the judge's order. The board hasn't done that, but the final order heavily quotes the judge, who exonerated Jameson of all the accusations except one record keeping violation. For that, she was ordered to 12 hours continuing education.
In the new document, the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners admits its lead witness, Caroline Rackley, committed perjury and that six of their other seven witnesses testified based on Rackley's statements.
The judge said "Rackley likely provided this information in an effort to cover up her own wrongdoing and to shift suspicion and blame onto Dr. Jameson. In short, without information provided, directly or indirectly, by Rackley, the Board has little or no substantive evidence against Dr. Jameson."
The board's order alludes to accusations that Rackley borrowed money from the chiropractor's clients and took petty cash.
In her lawsuit, Jameson said she lost business because of the false accusations. Some insurance companies won't pay for services by a doctor who is being investigated, she wrote. Some clients heard about the accusations and stopped going to her.
"I'm grateful that my name has finally been cleared," Jameson said in an email. "That's what I've wanted for the past two years."
Jameson intends to sue the board and its investigator for damages, her attorney said.
Source: Oregon Live