Alan Dumoff, JD, MSW is a member of the Bar in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and have practiced law since 1988 with a special focus on the legal needs of integrative physicians and complementary and alternative (CAM) practitioners. A former acting director of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists, Mr. Dumoff assists physicians and CAM practitioners with a wide range of regulatory, insurance, and disciplinary issues, including billing and reimbursement matters, practice structure, dietary supplement and medical device regulation, laboratory requirements and medical/health board disciplinary charges.
Alan Dumoff, Esq. has the distinction of representation in a matter heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as extensive appellate and administrative experience, including representing physicians before state medical boards. Mr. Dumoff’s consulting practice includes management, business and clinical aspects of integrative/CAM practice, as well as training hospital staff in credentialing CAM practitioners. Mr. Dumoff’s grasp of legal and practice management issues is complemented by his clinical training and experience, including facilitation of a multidisciplinary health care team, seven years delivering family therapy/psychotherapy services, several years assisting in design and management of social programs, and post-graduate training in research design.
Mr. Dumoff is active in the national policy development of integrative health care. He co-chaired the Design Principles for Healthcare Renewal Working Group and is on the Advisory Committee of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium, national bodies working on integrative medicine policy. He was acknowledged by the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy for contributions to the Commission’s Final Report. Mr. Dumoff successfully lobbied for changes protecting alternative medicine in federal legislation with the potential to create criminal exposure for practicing CAM, worked on legislation establishing the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and has drafted state licensing legislation. His policy efforts have been international in scope, including a paper presented at a seminar sponsored by the Islamic Organization of Medical Sciences (IOMS) and the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the World Health Organization (WHO/EMRO) in Cairo, Egypt. The International Seminar on “Integration of Traditional Medicine (Complementary/Alternative Medicine) and Modern Medicine” was held in 2002; Mr. Dumoff’s paper was entitled “National Policies and Regulations on Integration – the United States’ Experience. An author of numerous articles, book chapters, and conference presentations, his publications address a wide variety of legal and policy issues regarding integrative/ CAM practice. He writes a regular legal column in Alternative/Complementary Therapies.