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65-2872. Persons not engaged in the practice of the healing arts. The practice of the healing arts shall not be construed to include the following persons:

(a) Persons rendering gratuitous services in the case of an emergency.

(b) Persons gratuitously administering ordinary household remedies.

(c) The members of any church practicing their religious tenets provided they shall not be exempt from complying with all public health regulations of the state.

(d) Students while in actual classroom attendance in an accredited healing arts school who after completing one year's study treat diseases under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

(e) Students upon the completion of at least three years study in an accredited healing arts school and who, as a part of their academic requirements for a degree, serve a preceptorship not to exceed 180 days under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.

(f) Persons who massage for the purpose of relaxation, muscle conditioning, or figure improvement, provided no drugs are used and such persons do not hold themselves out to be physicians or healers.

(g) Persons whose professional services are performed under the supervision or by order of or referral from a practitioner who is licensed under this act.

(h) Persons in the general fields of psychology, education and social work, dealing with the social, psychological and moral well-being of individuals or groups, or both, provided they do not use drugs and do not hold themselves out to be the physicians, surgeons, osteopathic physicians or chiropractors.

(i) Practitioners of the healing arts in the United States army, navy, air force, public health service, and coast guard or other military service when acting in the line of duty in this state.

(j) Practitioners of the healing arts licensed in another state when and while incidentally called into this state in consultation with practitioners licensed in this state.

(k) Dentists practicing their professions, when licensed and practicing in accordance with the provisions of article 14 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(l) Optometrists practicing their professions, when licensed and practicing under and in accordance with the provisions of article 15 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(m) Nurses practicing their profession when licensed and practicing under and in accordance with the provisions of article 11 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(n) Podiatrists practicing their profession, when licensed and practicing under and in accordance with the provisions of article 20 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(o) Every act or practice falling in the field of the healing arts, not specifically excepted herein, shall constitute the practice thereof.

(p) Pharmacists practicing their profession, when licensed and practicing under and in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(q) A dentist licensed in accordance with the provisions of article 14 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, who administers general and local anesthetics to facilitate medical procedures conducted by a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery if such dentist is certified by the board of healing arts under K.S.A. 65-2899, and amendments thereto, to administer such general and local anesthetics.

(r) Practitioners of the healing arts duly licensed under the laws of another state who do not open an office or maintain or appoint a place to regularly meet patients or to receive calls within this state, but who order services which are performed in this state in accordance with rules and regulations of the board. The board shall adopt rules and regulations identifying circumstances in which professional services may be performed in this state based upon an order by a practitioner of the healing arts licensed under the laws of another state.

(s) Acupuncturists, when licensed and practicing in accordance with K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 65-7601 through 65-7624, and amendments thereto, rules and regulations adopted [pursuant] thereto, and interpretations thereof by the supreme court of this state.

(t) Persons licensed by the state board of cosmetology practicing their professions, when licensed and practicing under and in accordance with the provisions of article 19 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and any interpretation thereof by the supreme court of this state.

History: L. 1957, ch. 343, § 72; L. 1976, ch. 273, § 33; L. 1976, ch. 276, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 117, § 1; L. 2007, ch. 42, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 131, § 30; L. 2016, ch. 92, § 30; July 1.


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