Legal Ramifications of Homeopathy

The article addresses four regulatory challenges faced by practitioners of homeopathy.

These are: (1) medical practice acts, which prohibit the unlicensed practice of "medicine," (2) scope of practice limitations, which restrict nonmedical providers' ability to diagnose and treat disease; (3) prohibitions against "unprofessional conduct;" and (4) malpractice rules. The article concludes with suggestions for regulatory reform.

Abstract from: J Altern Complement Med. 1995 Winter;1(4):393-8.

Dana Ullman offers further resources on this and other topics related to health care policy, specifically affecting the practice of homeopathic medicine, through Homeopathic Educational Services. Here's more information about Dana:

DANA ULLMAN, MPH, is one of America's leading advocates for homeopathy. He has authored six books, including Homeopathy A-Z, The Consumer's Guide to Homeopathy, Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants, Discovering Homeopathy, and (the best-selling) Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines (with Stephen Cummings, MD). Dana serves on advisory boards of alternative medicine institutes at Harvard and Columbia schools of medicine. He is the founder of Homeopathic Educational Services, America's leading resource center for homeopathic books, tapes, medicines, software, and correspondence courses. Homeopathic Educational Services has co-published over 35 books on homeopathy with North Atlantic Books.

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