OCAP General Information

Effective July 1, 2001, all unlicensed complementary and alternative health care providers (CAP) must comply with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 146A. Chapter 146A does the following:

For Practitioners

Review Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 146A
If you are providing unlicensed complementary or alternative health care services, you must comply with Review Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 146A. You should obtain a copy of the whole chapter.

If you are licensed by the Boards of Medical Practice, Dentistry, Chiropractic Examiners, or Podiatric Medicine, and you are providing unlicensed complementary or alternative health care as part of your licensed scope of practice, then contact your licensing board for its requirements of you in this area.

For Employers or Other Interested Persons

Reporting Requirements

There are reporting requirements contained in the new law. Please review reporting obligations.

Related Topical Links:

Alternative Medicine
Dietary Guidelines
Dietary Supplements
Herbal Medicine
Massage Therapy
Medical Devices
Over the counter drugs
Pain Management
Traditional Healing

Related Regulatory Agencies Links:

Federal Food and Drug Administration
Federal Trade Commission
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Department of Health; Audiology Licensing
Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Minnesota Board of Dentistry
Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutritionists
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Minnesota Board of Nursing
Minnesota Department of Health; Occupational Therapy Licensing
Minnesota Board of Optometry
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy
Minnesota Board of Podiatric Medicine
Minnesota Department of Health; Speech-Language Pathology Licensing
Minnesota Department of Health; Health Technology Advisory Committee

Any questions please call 651-201-3727 or email Health.HOP@state.mn.us

Updated Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:11AM