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I was reading online and apparently Alabama doesn't require any license to become an acupuncturist.

Does this mean legally I could open my own practice with minimal training?

  • Do you think you'll be able to get malpractice insurance with no certifications and minimal training? – BlueDogRanch Sep 3 '18 at 3:54
  • @BlueDogRanch sign a waiver. Its acupuncture didn't really think there was malpractice. – William Sep 3 '18 at 3:55
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    Of course it's malpractice when you stick a needle in spot and instead kill a nerve. Google "acupuncture malpractice". And you will have all kinds of civil liability; any lawyer can get around a waiver. – BlueDogRanch Sep 3 '18 at 3:59
  • @BlueDogRanch all this convinces me they should be licensed. If I open a shop like this effectively the client has no way to determine if I am licensed except if you look at the practitioners credentials(which aren't always published). – William Sep 3 '18 at 4:07
  • Yes, the practice of acupuncture should be licensed in AL. Primarily to protect patients from people like you. – BlueDogRanch Sep 3 '18 at 4:13

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