FOUR STATES Have Active Bills Protecting Access to Complementary and Alternative Practices

FOUR STATES Have Active Bills

Protecting Access to Complementary and Alternative Practices.

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If passed, these states would join ten others in protecting the thousands of wonderful complementary and alternative practitioners such as herbalists, homeopaths, traditional naturopaths, Ayurveda practitioners, energy healers, health coaches, wellness consultants, and many others who are providing great services to health seekers. These bills are the perfect solution for health seekers’ long-term desire to have a law that protects access to their complementary and alternative health care practitioners.   

The new laws would provide a state exemption for non-invasive health care practitioners who avoid a specific list of prohibited conduct, such as puncturing the skin or administering prescription drugs, and who give out the disclosure information to their clients listed in the bill before providing services. This disclosure includes contact information, education and training, and the nature of the services to be rendered.  Health seekers deserve to have maximum options protected for themselves as they work to explore their wellness and health. 

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IOWA: Support Iowa SF261 and HF332 throughout the year to protect Complementary and Alternative Health Care in Iowa. 

The 2019 Iowa bills were sponsored and introduced by Representative Jeff Shipley and Senator Zaun.  Please join the freedom group supporting these bills here at Health Freedom Iowa Action.

The bills had subcommittee hearings in the Iowa Senate and the House February 20 and 21, 2019, respectively, and the Senate bill was left open for more research, study, and discussion for the upcoming summer. The House bill was defeated. So now it is extremely important to send a message to your Senators and Representatives to keep the conversation alive, thanking legislators, and preparing for the bills to pass in the future.  And especially contact the Senate subcommittee members thanking them and asking them to recommend that the bill, SF 261, proceed to a full committee as soon as possible.  Click Here to send your message!

MAINECongratulations Maine for introducing Legislative Document No. 364, “the Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act.

This Maine bill was presented by Senator Miramant of Knox and was referred to the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services.  It was Cosponsored by Representative Brooks of Lewiston and Senators Breen of Cumberland, Chenette of York, Claxton of Androscoggin, Vitelli of Sagadahoc, Representatives: Beebe-Center of Rockland, Berry of Bowdoinham, Mastraccio of Sanford, Tepler of Topsham.  Please join the health freedom advocacy group supporting the passage of this bill here at Safe Harbor Maine Project.  Now is the time to send a message to the legislators with your thank yous and ask your legislator to help in getting the bill scheduled for a hearing soon!!  Click Here to send your message!

MASSACHUSETTS: Support Massachusetts S665 and HD3538 protecting access and the right to practice complementary and alternative health care in Massachusetts! 

S665 has been referred to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.  Please thank the bill sponsors, Senator Collins and Representative Lawn, and cosponsors and ask your own legislators to support it and help it get scheduled for a hearing.  Click Here to send your message of support!    Please join the Massachusetts health freedom advocacy group supporting the passage of these bills here at Health Freedom Action Massachusetts.

In addition, Massachusetts health freedom advocates are opposing a restrictive Bodywork licensing bill, S168, that would take away the right of many complementary and alternative health care practitioners from practicing.  The bill has been referred to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.  Click Here to oppose this restrictive bill.

WISCONSIN:  Congratulations Wisconsin Health Freedom Coalition for getting ready to introduce a safe harbor practitioner exemption bill in Wisconsin!

We are waiting to hear of your pending date of introduction of your bills!  Thank you WHFC for preparing a bill for introduction and identifying strong supportive sponsors to take your bill forward in 2019 session for protecting access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care!  NHFA will send another alert to you as soon as the bills are formally introduced.  As soon as citizens get the news and bill numbers from WHFC or NHFA they will be able to write to their legislator in support of the bills.