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Adapting the Law to the Emerging Practice of Neurofeedback

The role of neurofeedback in the context of other medical therapies is growing fast. This article shows some of the legal considerations that must be addressed to ensure that the law keeps up with practice. In the words of leading neurofeedback practitioner Siegfried Othmer, “Neurofeedback cannot succeed as a fringe discipline, or even as a subset of alternative and complementary medicine.” One important issue to address is the notion of “unlicensed practitioners.” While there is a common misconception that some neurofeedback practitioners are not licensed, this is not the case — practicing the therapy without an appropriate license is prohibited …

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