For ketamine patients and their allies… if you have a concern about a ketamine clinician, here are some suggestions:
Take notes. Make notes for yourself about what happened. Include date, location/setting, dose, route, staff, what happened, what was said?
Communicate your concerns to the clinician. You might want to speak with them directly or send your concerns in writing. If you decide to talk with them, choose a time when the clinician really has time to listen carefully to your concerns.
File a complaint with the state board. Take note of the clinician’s license type (usually indicated by the abbreviation after their last name). There are state boards that oversee different kinds of clinicians: physicians (DO, MD); psychologists (PhD, PsyD); psychotherapists (LPC, MFT); social workers (LCSW). Every state board has a website where you can file a complaint, and the state board will look into the situation.
File a complaint with the DEA. If you have a concern about a telehealth service or web-based platform, please contact the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Contact APPA. If you have a concern about an unlicensed person, please contact the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA).