In line with our weekly blogs of weird laws from across the country, let’s continue looking at some other weird laws. Last week we saw 5 random “Weird Laws” in the U.S. Let’s see what weird medical laws are out there!
Here are this weeks weird medical laws. Enjoy!
Indiana: It is illegal for a person to see a hypnotist without a referral from a licensed physician. However, a person may see a hypnotist without a referral from a physician if the desired procedure is to quit smoking to lose weight.
According to the law, Anyone in violation of the law would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Wisconsin: “Tattooing is illegal unless it is done for medical purposes.”
In Brookfield, Wisconsin, it is illegal for a person to engage in the practice of tattooing. However, there is an exception to this law. Tattooing is permitted for “medical purposes by a person licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the state.”
Arizona: It is illegal for anyone to manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance or fake prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
However, under Arizona Statute 13-3461, a medical practitioner, a pharmacist, or a pharmacy employee "acting in the course of their professional practice" will not be liable for breaking this law. This means that they may possess and distribute placebo drugs without any criminal liability.
According to the law, “A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to provide support to the person's dependent child commits nonsupport of a child, a Class D felony.” However, the accused person will not be guilty of a felony if in lieu of medical care, he or she provides the dependent child treatment through prayer.
What do you think about these weird medical laws? Are there any weird laws that you find unusually strange?
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