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32-1421. Exemptions from licensing requirements
A. This article does not apply to any person while engaged in:
1. The provision of medical assistance in case of an emergency.
2. The administration of family remedies including the sale of vitamins, health foods or health food supplements or any other natural remedies, except drugs or medicines for which an authorized prescription is required by law.
3. The practice of religion, treatment by prayer or the laying on of hands as a religious rite or ordinance.
4. The practice of any of the healing arts of and by Indian tribes in this state.
5. The lawful practice of any of the healing arts to the extent authorized by a license issued by this state.
6. Activities or functions that do not require the exercise of a doctor of medicine's judgment for their performance, are not in violation of the laws of this state and are usually or customarily delegated by a doctor of medicine under the doctor's direction or supervision or are performed in accordance with the approval of a committee of physicians in a licensed health care institution.
7. The official duties of a medical officer in the armed forces of the United States, the United States department of veterans affairs or the United States public health service or their successor agencies, if the duties are restricted to federal lands.
8. Any act, task or function competently performed by a physician assistant in the proper performance of the physician assistant's duties.
9. The emergency harvesting of donor organs by a doctor of medicine or team of doctors of medicine licensed to practice medicine in another state or country for use in another state or country.
B. This article does not apply to:
1. A doctor of medicine residing in another jurisdiction who is authorized to practice medicine in that jurisdiction, if the doctor engages in actual single or infrequent consultation with a doctor of medicine licensed in this state and if the consultation regards a specific patient or patients.
2. A doctor of medicine who is licensed to practice in another jurisdiction if the doctor engages in the practice of medicine that is limited to patients with whom the doctor has an already established doctor-patient relationship and who reside outside this jurisdiction when both the doctor and the patient are physically in this state for not more than sixty consecutive days. For the purposes of this paragraph, "patient" means a person who is not a resident of this state and who is an athlete or a professional entertainer.