Support Massachusetts Senate Docket 1763/ House Docket 3538

Support Massachusetts Senate Docket 1763/ House Docket 3538
“Consumer Access and The Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care”

Great news! Massachusetts has introduced SD 1763/HD 3538, a bill to protect access to complementary and alternative health care practitioners in Massachusetts!  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 by Clicking Here to send your message!

If passed, Massachusetts would join ten 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 Massachusetts.   Click Here and Enter Your Address to send a message to Sponsors and to your own legislators to support SD 1763/HD 3538.

SD 1763/HD 3538 is the perfect solution for Massachusetts’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:

The new law, already passed in ten other states, would provide a state exemption for those non-invasive complementary and alternative 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, such as contact information, education and training, and the nature of the services to be rendered.

What you can do:
  1. Take Action here to send a message of support for SD 1763/HD 3538 to your personal legislators and a message of thanks to the bill sponsors. Please take the time to write a personal note on your letter as this will have a greater impact with the legislators. Start building a relationship with your personal Senate and House Representatives.
 
  1. Call your legislators to leave a message reiterating your support of SD 1763/HD 3538. Identify who your legislators are here and use their contact info to leave a message with each office letting them know why you support SD 1763/HD 3538.

The message for your personal legislators: “As a constituent of [Senator/ Representative] [Insert Your Legislator’s Last Name] I want [him/her] to know that I support SD 1763/HD 3538, the “Consumer Access and The Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care” bill.  Please tell the [Senator/Representative] that I want [him/her] to become a cosponsor of SD 1763/HD 3538 and to vote “yes” on the bill 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 Massachusetts law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers.)] Thank you.”

  1. Support your local advocacy team “The Committee for Protection and Access to Complementary and Alternative Health Care”, a project of hfama.org: a group of practitioners and consumers of complementary and alternative health care that is committed to providing the people of Massachusetts with the options they deserve in pursuit of health and wellness. They are working closely with NHFA to pass SD 1763/HD 3538 into law.  Please check out their website, add yourself to their contact list, and consider donating your time, talent, or other resources to support their efforts.
 
  1. When Hearings are scheduled, please plan to attend. Your elected state legislators are interested in your views on proposed legislation. Speaking at a public hearing is an effective way to let them know your opinion (and it’s even more effective when they already know who you are (see steps 1 and 2, above).  Please stay in touch with NHFA and hfama.org for updates on committee assignments and hearings scheduled for SD 1763/HD 3538.
 
  1. Spread the word about SD 1763/HD 3538! Please forward this email to your friends and family so they can Take Action to support SD 1763/HD 3538

THANK YOU for your commitment to Health Freedom!  If you have questions, contact us at info.nhfa@nationalhealthfreedom.org. Massachusetts Health Seekers deserve to have maximum options protected for themselves as they work to explore their wellness and health. Click Here to Take Action and Support SD 1763/HD 3538.