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May 24, 2006

Kentucky Passes First Acupuncture Law - 44th State

After an eight-year battle in the legislature, and a 30+ year battle for Acupuncturists, Kentucky. Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed KRS 311, the state's first law regulating acupuncture. It's a weird one too. NCCAOM certification is necessary and 1800 hours of study, but a grandfathering clause will help those who got certified a long time ago with fewer hours. Also, there is no licensure, you get to use C.Ac. for Certified Acupuncturist. It doesn't say yay or nay on herbs, but moxa, electro and cupping are all ok. A practitioner also needs to have an emergency transfer plan to a medical facility. Really weird. Yet it looks like they don't need diagnosis or referral so good on them. Yahoo Article Here

Posted by Admin at May 24, 2006 02:37 PM

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My husband sent me this quote today. This seems an appropriate time to review this attitude of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence!

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic... The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."

- Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence


Posted by: Linda Beavers at August 15, 2006 03:28 PM