Provo, UT asked in Elder Law for Utah

Q: My mother refuses care from a medical doctor and instead is getting treated by a "healer"

- is there a way to report this so we can get her the medical attention she needs?

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
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  • Saint George, UT
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A: I am not sure what a "healer" is. If the "healer" is practicing medicine as defined by the Utah Medical Practice act and isn't licensed to do so, then you can report them. But if they are not claiming to be a licensed physician and are not operating on them or anything, then I am not sure you can do much unless you have a guardianship over her.

Relevant statute: https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter67/C58-67_1800010118000101.pdf

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