Support Connecticut’s House Bill 6015,

“An Act Establishing a Safe Harbor for

Alternative Health Care Practitioners”

Great news!  Connecticut has introduced HB 6015, a bill to protect your access to services provided by practitioners of complementary and alternative health in Connecticut such as herbalists, traditional naturopaths, nutritional consultants, homeopaths, Reiki practitioners and many more.  HB 6015 is sponsored by Representative Charles J. Ferraro and was assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Health on Jan. 28, 2021.  Please thank Representative Ferraro and ask your own legislators to support the bill.  And we also need your help to educate the members of the Public Health committee about this bill and convince them to vote yes on it when that time comes. Track the status of the Bill Here, and Take Action Here and Enter Your Address to send a message to your own legislators and to the Committee members to support HB 6015.

When passed, Connecticut will join eleven other states in protecting the thousands of wonderful complementary and alternative practitioners such as herbalists, homeopaths, traditional naturopaths, Ayurveda practitioners, energy healers, wellness consultants, and many others who are providing great services to health seekers in Connecticut.   HB 6015 is the perfect solution for Connecticut’s long-term desire to have a law that protects access to its thousands of complementary and alternative health care practitioners.

 What the Bill Does:

HB 6015 will protect consumer access to complementary and alternative health care practitioners by making it possible for practitioners to provide their services without fear of being charged with practice of medicine without a license as long as they avoid a list of prohibited acts in the bill such as the use of prescription drugs, or puncture of the skin, and as long as they give out proper disclosures.

What you can do:

Take Action here to send a message of support for HB 6015 to your personal legislators and members of the Joint Committee on Public Health.  Take the time to write a personal note on your letter as this will have a greater impact with the legislator or send the letter we have provided. Start building a relationship with your personal Senate and House Representatives.

Call your legislators to leave a message reiterating your support of HB 6015.   The message for committee members: “I support HB 6015, “An Act Establishing a Safe Harbor for Alternative Health Care Practitioners”. Please tell [Senator/Representative] [Insert Legislator’s Last Name] that I want [him/her] to please vote yes on HB 6015 when it is heard in the Joint Committee on Public Health.  [Insert your own brief reason why you support access to complementary and alternative health care (i.e., I depend on complementary and alternative health care for myself and my family and I want Connecticut law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers.] Thank you.”

The message for your personal legislators: “As a constituent of [Senator/Representative] [Insert Legislator’s Last Name] I want [him/her] to know that I support HB 6015, “An Act Establishing a Safe Harbor for Alternative Health Care Practitioners”.  HB 6015 has been assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Health.  Please tell the [Senator/Representative] that I want [him/her] to please vote yes on HB 6015 when it is heard on the floor of the [Senate/House].  [Insert your own brief reason why you support access to complementary and alternative health care (i.e., I depend on complementary and alternative health care for myself and my family and I want Connecticut law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers.)] Thank you.”

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