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Is there a health practitioner regulation agency in the us?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See Below: The practice of medicine is guided by each individual state. Depending on state law, all heal care providers are governed by boards that direct the practice of each area. Nurses usually have a state nursing board. Physicians have a state medical board, chiropractors the same, podiatrists the same and on and on. Check on your state's governmental web site for web pages and information.
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Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 44 years experience
Regulatory Boards: US states have regulatory boards for medicine, osteopathic, dentistry, chiropractic, podiatric med, etc. Rules/regulations/scopes practice are state specific. as are continuing education, specific & required courses, and CME. States require renewal every 2 + yrs. Many docs have licenses in several states/countries and licensed in more than 1 discipline. We all commit to lifelong learning-
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