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State Boards of Nursing (BONs) - Connecticut

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Connecticut does not have regulations specific to complementary therapies. Our Board of nursing has reviewed some specific questions and found such modalities as therapeutic touch, massage, and other noninvasive processes to be within the scope of practice of registered nurses. While we lack specific regulations, our Board is open to review of such therapies. The Board's review results in "informal guidance" which does not carry the force of regulations or statutes, but would be considered in contested cases.

Wendy H. Furniss, RNC, MS
Public Health Services Manager

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