Alternative Healthcare Rights

Minnesota’s “Safe Harbor Exemption Law” (statute 146A) was enacted in 2000. It is also known as the Alternative Health Care Freedom of Access Act.

This statute protects consumer access to naturopaths and other such unlicensed practitioners and to the holistic doctors and dentists who are practicing differently from the “standard of care” – they are practicing in a way that is sometimes better than the standard of care. It is also an important protector of the rights of those unlicensed practitioners to practice.

“This statute carves out an area of law under which most unlicensed health care practitioners can practice what they do without fear of being prosecuted by the state medical board for “practicing medicine without a license.” Upon request, we provide a “practitioner packet” to such practitioners, to explain the law and how to comply with it in order to come under its protections. Unlicensed practitioners may call 651-644-4572 in order to order a practitioner packet.” – Minnesota Natural Health Coalition

146A.065 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE PRACTICES BY LICENSED OR REGISTERED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.

146A.11 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE CLIENT BILL OF RIGHTS.

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