Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act
The "Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act" statute is constructed in a way which allows traditional and alternative unlicensed practitioners in New Mexico to legally practice their healing traditions, as long as they stay within certain guidelines.
The documents and links below include the statue itself, an explanation of the most important parts of the statue as they apply to practitioners, contact information for the legislators that sponsored this legislation and a history of the legislation leading up to the passage of the NM Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act:
- New Mexico HB664, the "Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act"
- Explanation of NM HB664 “Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act”
- Contact information for the NM Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act Sponsors
- History of NM HB664 (New Mexico’s “health freedom” legislation)
- New Mexico Senate Memorial 20 in 2006 and NM Senate Memorial 48 in 2007 were passed to look into whether People’s access to and the practitioner’s right to practice traditional, cultural, complementary and alternative health care therapies were adequately protected by law:
If you would like to see the official New Mexico statute:
- Go to the NM Compilation Commission website: http://www.nmonesource.com/nmnxtadmin/NMPublic.aspx
- Click on: OK
- On the upper left, Expand:Statutes, Rules and Const.
- Expand: NMSA (Unannotated)
- Expand: more …
- Expand: CHAPTER 61 Professional and Occupational Licenses
- Scroll down and click on: ARTICLE 35 Unlicensed Health Care Practice Act