{"Osteopathic medical care":"Includes diagnosing, treating, correcting, or prescribing medication for human diseases, ailments, injuries, or other conditions affecting health or wellbeing, whether mental or physical, with emphasis on the importance of the musculoskeletal system and manipulative therapy."}
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Utah Code Ann. 58-68-305(1)-(4), (7)

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License Not Required to Practice Osteopathic Medicine


An individual who provides osteopathic medical care, without compensation and during a medical emergency, does not need a Utah doctor of osteopathy license to practice osteopathic medicine. An individual also does not need a Utah doctor of osteopathy license if practicing osteopathic medicine, in good faith, under religious tenets and without dispensing, administering, or prescribing drugs; nor does an individual need a license to provide osteopathic medical care for members of the individual's family. Finally, an individual licensed and in good standing as an osteopathic physician in another state with at least 10 years of experience can provide osteopathic medical care in Utah without needing a Utah physician of osteopathy license as long as the osteopathic medical care is provided without compensation and with professional competence.

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Exemptions from licensure

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In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307, the following individuals may engage in the described acts or practices without being licensed under this chapter: (1) an individual rendering aid in an emergency, when no fee or other consideration of value for the service is charged, received, expected, or contemplated; (2) an individual administering a domestic or family remedy; (3) (a) (i) a person engaged in the lawful sale of vitamins, health foods, dietary supplements, herbs, or other products of nature, the sale of which is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law; and (ii) a person acting in good faith for religious reasons, as a matter of conscience, or based on a personal belief, when obtaining or providing any information regarding health care and the use of any product under Subsection (3)(a)(i); and (b) Subsection (3)(a) does not: (i) permit a person to diagnose any human disease, ailment, injury, infirmity, deformity, pain, or other condition; or (ii) prohibit providing truthful and non-misleading information regarding any of the products under Subsection (3)(a)(i); (4) a person engaged in good faith in the practice of the religious tenets of any church or religious belief without the use of prescription drugs; . . . . (7) an individual engaging in the practice of osteopathic medicine when: (a) the individual is licensed in good standing as an osteopathic physician in another state with no licensing action pending and no less than 10 years of professional experience; (b) the services are rendered as a public service and for a noncommercial purpose; (c) no fee or other consideration of value is charged, received, expected, or contemplated for the services rendered beyond an amount necessary to cover the proportionate cost of malpractice insurance; and (d) the individual does not otherwise engage in unlawful or unprofessional conduct