Practitioners of natural foods, etc.; exemptions to licensure requirements. (SB422)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exceptions and exemptions to licensure requirements by health regulatory boards. Exempts practitioners of natural foods, dietary supplements, healing therapies, homeopathic remedies and products, and natural therapies from licensure requirements of the Board of Medicine and other health regulatory boards of the Department of Health Professions. This bill also requires such practitioners to post in the interior premises of their facilities prominent signs disclosing that the practitioner does not have a medical education or other recognized health care training, and that he is not a licensed, certified, or registered health care provider by the Board of Medicine or any other health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions. The disclosure must also provide the practitioner's name and contact information, and the types of health care services he is authorized to provide. The practitioner must provide a copy of the disclosure to consumers, and before providing care for the first time, obtain written acknowledgment from the consumer that he has been so informed and has received a copy of the statement of disclosure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062351752
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB422)
02/09/2006Continued to 2007 in Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)