Some states, such as New York, spell out clearly who can offer health care practices and the legal definitions for and boundaries of these practices.

Below is a list of some relevant New York state statutes:


New York State Health Care Provider Licensing Laws

· Article 131 Medicine (Sections 6520-6529)

· Article 131-A Definitions of professional misconduct applicable to physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants (Sections 6530-6532)

· Article 131-B Physician assistants and specialist assistants (Sections 6540-6548)

· Article 132 Chiropractic (Sections 6550-6556)

· Article 133 Dentistry, dental hygiene, and certified dental assisting (Sections 6600-6613)

· Article 135 Veterinary medicine and veterinary technology (Sections 6700-6714)

· Article 136 Physical therapy and physical therapist assistants (Sections 6730-6743)

· Article 137 Pharmacy (Sections 6800-6828)

· Article 139 Nursing (Sections 6900-6910)

· Article 140 Professional midwifery (Sections 6950-6958)

· Article 141 Podiatry (Sections 7000-7007)

· Article 143 Optometry (Sections 7100-7107)

· Article 144 Ophthalmic dispensing (Sections 7120-7128)

· Article 145 Engineering and land surveying (Sections 7200-7211)

· Article 147 Architecture (Sections 7300-7308)

· Article 148 Landscape architecture (Sections 7320-7328)

· Article 149 Public accountancy (Sections 7400-7409)

· Article 151 Shorthand reporting (Sections 7500-7504)

· Article 153 Psychology (Sections 7600-7606)

· Article 154 Social work (Sections 7700-7705)

· Article 155 Massage Therapy (Sections 7800-7806)

· Article 156 Occupational therapy (Sections 7900-7907)

· Article 157 Dietetics and nutrition (Sections 8000-8006)

· Article 159 Speech-language pathologists and audiologists (Sections 8200-8209)

· Article 160 Acupuncture (Sections 8210-8216)

· Article 161 Interior design (Sections 8300-8307)

· Article 162 Athletic trainers (Sections 8350-8358)

· Article 163 Mental Health Practitioners (Sections 8400-8411)

· Article 164 Respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians (Sections 8500-8513)

·  Article 165 Clinical Laboratory Technology Practice Act (Sections 8600-8610)

· Article 166 Medical Physics Practice (Sections 8700-8709)

The licensing rules can have multiple layers–for example, regulations by the state board in addition to statute; administrative rules; attorney general opinions, and relevant cases.


Contact a knowledgeable and skilled health care law attorney who understands complementary medicine and integrative medicine, for legal advice to help you structure a business that includes health care providers from many disciplines.


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