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Legal ramifications of homeopathy.
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110, USA.
The article addresses four regulatory challenges faced by practitioners of homeopathy: (1) medical practice acts, which prohibit the unlicensed practice of "medicine," (2) scope of practice limitations, which restrict nonmedical providers' ability to diagnose and treat disease; (3) prohibitions against "unprofessional conduct;" and (4) malpractice rules. The article concludes with suggestions for regulatory reform.