Homeopathy Practice and the Law
A Guide for Homeopathy Practitioners in the United States and Canada
North American Society of Homeopaths
This guide may be freely distributed.
The Purpose of This Guide
This guide is designed to help homeopathy practitioners in the United States and Canada understand their legal rights and the laws that apply to the practice of homeopathy by licensed and unlicensed practitioners. It contains sections covering each country.
The goal of the guide is to empower practitioners to practice confidently within applicable law and to maximize communication with patients/clients and the public regarding homeopathy.
This guide focuses on 1) who can practice where, 2) what practitioners should and should not communicate within the normal course of their practice and in public settings, and 3) how to avoid unwanted confrontations with critics of homeopathy.
The guide does not cover such topics as malpractice claims, business contracts, employment law or the many other legal issues related to the operation of any professional practice.
Who Should Read This Guide
This guide applies to individuals practicing homeopathy professionally, that is, those accepting payment for providing homeopathic care or advice and who may dispense homeopathic medicines in the course of their practice. The guide is designed to help you understand your legal rights and risks and provide practical guidance to help you confidently communicate about homeopathic care to your patients/clients and to the public.
This Legal Guide is the intellectual property of NASH; it can be shared but not edited or revised.