An Act To Establish the Right To Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA c. 113-B, sub-c. 5 is enacted to read:
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE
§ 12601. Short title
This subchapter may be known and cited as "the Right To Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act."
§ 12602. License not required
A person who provides health care services in accordance with this subchapter but who is not licensed, certified or registered in this State as a health care professional or practitioner under this Title does not violate any law relating to the licensing of health care professionals under this Title as long as the person complies with the requirements of this subchapter. For the purposes of this subchapter, "health care services" means complementary or alternative health care services.
A written copy of the disclosures required under this subsection must be posted in a prominent location on the premises where the health care services are being provided.
This subchapter may not be construed to prevent a person from providing health care services that would otherwise be exempt under this Title. This subchapter may not be construed to require a person to be licensed to provide services that would be exempt under this Title.
This bill establishes the Right To Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act. The bill provides that a person providing alternative or complementary health care services who is not licensed under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 32 may provide health care services as long as the person does not perform surgery, prescribe medications, drugs or devices that require a prescription, perform chiropractic manipulation or falsely state that the person is a licensed health care professional. The person providing services must disclose certain information to the person receiving services and must collect and retain a signed statement granting permission to provide services.