Are you allowed to Go Bare

Before a doctor elects to Go Bare, a doctor should find out if he or she is legally allowed to Go Bare. The answer depends on the state the doctor is licensed to practice. Most states allow it. Click on the map below to find out the regulations in each state. In addition to state regulation, there are other reasons that may prevent a doctor from being permitted to Go Bare. Many hospitals require doctors to carry insurance as a condition of obtaining privileges. And there are some group practices that require its members to carry insurance.

In March, 2020 the economic landscape of medicine changed in this country. As a result of COVID-19, barriers and restrictions to practicing medicine have been dropped as rules changed overnight. The historic restrictions that prevented many doctors from Going Bare are no longer in place or no longer being enforced. Now is the time to test those boundaries. Let us lead the way and advocate for you.

Select the state below to learn about its Going Bare regulations and restrictions

States that allow doctors to Go Bare

The following states allow doctors to Go Bare:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • District of Columbia

States that do not allow doctors to Go Bare

The following states prohibit doctors from Going Bare:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • Wisconsin