Unlicensed Provider (SB 577)

We represent non-licensed practitioners of the healing arts, including individuals practicing:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Energy Healing
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy (in some states)
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Counseling
  • Reiki
  • Spiritual Counseling

We also counsel clients on related practices, such as those involving:

  • Functional Medicine
  • HCG for Weight Loss
  • Live Blood Cell Analysis
  • Emerging Therapies

Some states provide leeway for non-licensed practitioners under a state “medical freedom” act. For example, California has “SB 577,” which has now been incorporated into the Business & Professions Code. Other states have stricter laws, leaving non-licensed practitioners vulnerable to investigation and discipline by professional regulatory boards, including:

  • Board of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Board of Medicine
  • Board of Psychology

We advise clients both pro-actively, to help structure their practices, and represent clients under investigation by Boards.

Helpful Links

Arizona proposes licensing law for practitioners of homeopathy and nutrition

Federal court case involving unlicensed health care practice

Health care freedom debate continues with prosecution for colonic irrigation

Health Care Provider Licensing Laws Spell Out Who Can Practice

Hypnotherapy laws in California

Licensure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners

New York’s Strong Corporate Practice of Medicine Requires a Professional Corporation for Professional Services

Physician practice of energy healing: boundary issues

Psychologists, Counselors, and Mind-Body Professionals

Scope of practice issues continue raise turf battles among health care professions

Unlicensed health care provider statute interpreted in RI

Unlicensed practice of medicine – advice on nutrition and diet

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