Unlicensed Chiropractor Ordered To Stop Practicing

Jesse Jutkowitz, a chiropractor with a record of disciplinary actions against him dating back to 1987, including the 1996 revocation of his license to practice as a chiropractor, was ordered by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners to stop practicing as a chiropractor until such time as he is properly licensed.

In a memorandum of decision issued on Oct. 27, the board found that Jutkowitz, who owns and operates the Institute for Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC) in Fairfield, had his license revoked on May 26, 1996, and that he has not held a license to practice as a chiropractor since that date. It further found that on three occasions from 2007 to 2010, Jutkowtz provided chiropractic services and/or treatment to three patients in violation of state law.

According to the memorandum, Jutkowitz admitted that his license had been revoked in 1996 and that he has not held a license to practice as chiropractor since that date. However, he claimed that ABC does not constitute the practice of chiropractic as defined by state law and therefore he doesn’t need a license.

The board of examiners didn’t buy it. Based on ABC’s own promotional literature as well as a description by one of Jutkowitz’s patients of the treatment he received, the board concluded that “the respondent’s practice constitutes the practice of chiropractic as defined by the statutes and as such, requires a license from the Department to engage in such practice.”  It charged Jutkowitz with attempting to disguise his unlicensed practice of chiropractic by calling it ABC and concluded that he “poses a danger to the health and safety of the public.” It ordered Jutkowitz to stop practicing as a chiropractor, including ABC, “which constitutes the unlicensed practice of chiropractic.”

Prior to the revocation of his license in 1996, Jutkowitz had a history of disciplinary action against him for “negligent or incompetent practice” by the licensing board. In 1987 the board fined him $5,000 and suspended his license for one year for inserting his fingers into a female patient’s rectum to administer a “coccygeal-meningeal procedure” to cure her of acne and migraine headaches.  In 1990 he was fined $3,000 and had his license suspended for one year for again inserting his fingers into two patients’ rectums to “adjust” the coccyx, even though neither had complained of tailbone discomfort. In 1993, he was fined $2,000 and had his license suspended for one year for subjecting his patient to too many x-rays.

Then in 1996, after hearing evidence that Jutkowitz had continued to examine and treat patients while his license was suspended, the board revoked his license.