Is IV hydration therapy considered to be the practice of medicine?

In Florida, and every other state, IV hydration isconsidered the practice of medicine or nursing, depending upon which provider is delivering the service. Both physicians and nurses (registered and advanced practice), can deliver IV services. Additionally, it is prudent to be aware of any Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrines. Many states have what is known as a Corporate Practice of Medicine (“CPOM”) prohibition, which in some cases places restrictions and limitations on who can practice medicine or employ those who do. Florida has a limited CPOM, which applies to medical practices that are owned by non-licensed persons and submit claims to insurance for reimbursement. In such cases, those practices are required to obtain a health care clinic license through the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. In most cases, IV Hydration practices are cash-only and won’t need such a license. In other states, the CPOM doctrine might actually prohibit a non-licensed owner from owning such a business, or even employing providers to do so.

IV hydration therapy requirements vary from state-to-state and are changing constantly, making it incredibly challenging to identify and implement the rules that apply to you; the American IV Association tracks and organizes state rules and regulations in every state across the nation that affect your business; it is our mission to empower you through vital information, resources, events, and the industry connections you need.