In this DVD Herbalist Roy Upton talks about the legal issues regarding an herbalists practice. Topics covered include standards of practice, scope of practice, certification and licensing, competency, making your own medicine, disclosure and staying out of legal trouble.
Time: 1hr 50min
Roy Upton has been trained in both traditional Western and Chinese herbalism, and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (Registered Herbalist, AHG). Roy is the executive director and editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® and is also a member of the Standards Committee of the American Herbal Products Association. Both of these organizations are dedicated to developing industry-wide quality control standards for botanical supplements. Roy was also co-founder, past president and is currently vice president of the American Herbalist Guild, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Botanical Medicine Academy--two organizations dedicated to the development of professional standards and advanced training opportunities for professional herbalists.
Roy is co-author of the Botanical Safety Handbook published by CRC Press--a landmark text of herbal safety. He also lectures extensively and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of numerous publications and organizations. For many years, Roy led grassroots political efforts to secure passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), protecting the rights of consumers to continue to access herbal supplements. He also has been a leader in advancing the quality control of the herbal products industry.
In this clip from the DVD, Roy talks about scope of practice using the example of the legal issues facing the herbalist Hannah Kroeger. Listen in: