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Laws & Information Related to Holistic Nutrition

California law for non-licensed practitioners and nutritional advice

The California statute, cited earlier on this blog, includes this provision: 2053.5. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who complies with the requirements of Section 2053.6 shall not be in violation of Section 2051 or 2052 unless that person does any of the following: (1) Conducts surgery or any other procedure on another person that punctures the skin or harmfully invades the body.

Repeal of Exclusionary Michigan Licensing Law a Victory for Consumer Health, Says Nutrition Professional Group

Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Citations Michigan Legislature - House Bill 4688 Newswise - LaGrange, IL (July 17, 2014) -- Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation (HB 4688) repealing Michigan's nutrition and dietetics licensing law, which had prohibited a broad range of nutrition practitioners from providing nutrition counseling.

Science matters

Within many companies are significant gaps regarding the marriage of science, regulatory and marketing that lead to missteps when making claims.

Session Laws of Colorado 2013 First Regular Session, 69th General Assembly

Concerning alternative health
care practitioners, and, in
connection therewith, enacting the "Colorado Natural
Health Consumer Protection Act" to provide an exemption
from state regulation for unlicensed complementary and
alternative health care practitioners, require a person
providing complementary and alternative health care
services to disclose to clients the person's educational
background and the nature of the services to be provided,
and prohibit complementary and alternative health care
practitioners from engaging in specified activities that only
state-regulated health care professionals may perform.