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

(a) A health care practitioner licensed or registered by the commissioner or a health-related licensing board, who engages in complementary and alternative health care while practicing under the practitioner's license or registration, shall be regulated by and be under the jurisdiction of the applicable health-related licensing board with regard to the complementary and alternative health care practices.

(b) A health care practitioner licensed or registered by the commissioner or a health-related licensing board shall not be subject to disciplinary action solely on the basis of utilizing complementary and alternative health care practices as defined in section 146A.01, subdivision 4, paragraph (a), as a component of a patient's treatment, or for referring a patient to a complementary and alternative health care practitioner as defined in section 146A.01, subdivision 6.

(c) A health care practitioner licensed or registered by the commissioner or a health-related licensing board who utilizes complementary and alternative health care practices must provide patients receiving these services with a written copy of the complementary and alternative health care client bill of rights pursuant to section 146A.11.

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit or restrict the commissioner or a health-related licensing board from imposing disciplinary action for conduct that violates provisions of the applicable licensed or registered health care practitioner's practice act.

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