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Sec. 20-1.

Healing arts defined.

Connecticut General Statute as amended to January 1, 2021, regarding
Defining Healing Arts, Costs of Laboratory Services, Diagnostic Tests, Disclosure Letter, and Nursing


Sec. 20-1. Healing arts defined. The practice of the healing arts means the practice of medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, naturopathy and, except as used in chapters 384a and 388, the practice of optometry.

(1949 Rev., S. 4352; P.A. 80-484, S. 168, 176; P.A. 81-471, S. 4, 71; P.A. 94-202; P.A. 99-102, S. 1; P.A. 00-226, S. 10, 20.)

History: P.A. 80-484 substituted "means" for "shall be understood to be"; P.A. 81-471 added podiatry to professions included within the term "healing arts" as of July 1, 1981; P.A. 94-202 conditionally included optometry as a healing art; P.A. 99-102 deleted obsolete reference to osteopathy; P.A. 00-226 deleted reference to Secs. 19a-16a to 19a-16c, inclusive, effective the later of October 1, 2000, or the date notice is published by the Commissioner of Public Health in the Connecticut Law Journal indicating that the licensing of athletic trainers and physical therapist assistants is being implemented by the commissioner, i.e. April 11, 2006.

Cited. 15 CS 468.