Do You Need a License to Be an Acupuncturist?
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  • Published: January 23, 2023

Acupuncture is one of the most popular and sought-after types of alternative medicine. And why wouldn’t it be? The potential benefits of acupuncture are incredible — this form of medicine has been in use for thousands of years. As someone who appreciates this health and wellness practice, you may be interested in expanding your career […]

Can Health Coaches or Wellness Practitioners Bill Insurance?
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  • Published: December 20, 2022

Are you a health coach or wellness provider wondering if you can, or even should, bill health insurance companies for your services? Perhaps you have started your wellness practice or your virtual holistic health practice and some of your clients are asking if you take insurance. Or perhaps you are wondering if it is a […]

Ever heard this one before? “I saw a Facebook ad for a supplement that’s supposed to be great for weight loss. Should I try it?” Most health coaches hear this from a client at some point. It’s such a common question that many health coaches even find themselves thinking about selling the supplements to clients […]

No, EAPs are not Dead, they just need a Re-Brand
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  • Published: November 18, 2022

A recent article in Forbes asked whether it is time to reconsider Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). The article’s author is the founder of an employee benefits solution and points out that EAPs are significantly underutilized and undervalued by employees. As a result of this lack of appreciation and use for EAPs, the author argues that […]

As a lawyer who practices in both the health care and wellness worlds, I have the advantage of witnessing strategies to try to improve health outcomes in both worlds. One issue that is dominating the health care policy literature is implementing strategies to address Social Determinants of Health (“SDOH”). SDOH includes issues like: family relationships, […]

Many health and wellness coaches obtain free legal templates through their coaching certification or training programs. These templates might include services agreements, waiver or disclaimer documents, and even privacy policies or other essential legal documents for a compliant coaching practice. The essential question about these free templates is whether they are worth using? Are the […]

Can I Practice Telemedicine Nationally?
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  • Published: September 11, 2022

 That is a question I hear from a lot of health and wellness practitioners. The answer to whether you can use a telehealth platform to practice your craft on a national, or even international basis, depends on whether you are acting under a state-issued license. Licensed Health Care Providers If you are practicing under a […]

Two for 2022: Two More Wellness Incentive Lawsuits!
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  • Published: July 26, 2022

As predicted by our law firm, the word is getting out that workplace wellness programs are a hot target for employment-based lawsuits. In the past week, legal activity in two separate workplace wellness programs located in Illinois has ramped up. This blog will give a summary of both pending cases. AARP v. Austin Industries The […]

What is a Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach?
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  • Published: July 24, 2022

A lot of our clients specialize in the mental health space. Some practice as licensed psychologists, social workers or professional counselors, while others are unlicensed emotional wellness, mental health and wellbeing coaches. The main difference between those two groups is that one group (the licensed group) are regulated by state licensing boards. The second group […]

This is an interesting question, as many organizations lump the terms “health and wellness” together when talking about coaching. As a wellness lawyer who serves a lot of  health coaches and wellness providers, I do think there is (or at least should be) a difference. Health coaches try to help clients achieve health goals. This […]