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Homeopathy is practiced by many different practitioners although some may not have studied homeopathy to a professional level. Some homeopaths work under their medical licenses-as MDs, NDs, PAs, LNPs, DOs, etc. There are also many professionally trained homeopaths who, because of the lack of formal, legal recognition for homeopathy, are in the process of establishing a distinct profession of homeopaths. These practitioners may not be licensed in other professions, but are professionally trained in the practice of homeopathy.

Only a few states have a limited licensing for homeopathic practitioners including Connecticut (for homeopathic MDs only) and Arizona (for homeopathic medical assistants working under an MD).

There are a few states, Rhode Island, California, Minnesota, Idaho, New Mexico and Louisiana that have passed health freedom legislation that allow for the practice of homeopathy as well as other healing modalities. There are similar efforts underway in many other states. Oklahoma law also allows the practice of unlicensed homeopathy.

Health Freedom Bills

Passed: California, Idaho, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Louisiana and New Mexico

Introduced: Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington

Groups active: Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington

Groups beginning action: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah

No Known Active Group: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, District of Colombia, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming.

To get the most current information on the health freedom movement you may visit the National Health Freedom Coalition web site: http://www.nationalhealthfreedom.org. In states which have passed Health Freedom laws, no additional professional educational requirements are necessary.