More POCA members are interested in changing state laws to allow for non-acupuncturists to practice the NADA 5NP as Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists (ADSs). Laws vary from state to state. In this class, you will compare and contrast different ADS laws to understand what makes good law. You also will learn about what goes into getting a law passed.
By the end of the course, you should understand that ADS laws need to be flexible to be effective. Which means that ADS laws need to allow:
- Lay practitioners and Licensed professionals to be able to practice NADA
- Treatments to occur in any location, not just in and in conjunction with programs or agencies
- Minimal, to no, supervision
- NADA to be used for behavioral health, not only for the treatment of addictions.
- For the language “NADA or equivalent certification” to be included. This allows for other ADS certifications, besides NADA to legally exist.
Some say that legislative work is boring. Far from it. Legislative work is thrilling, important, and necessary. We need to pass good flexible laws if we are going to reduce and remove barriers that prevent people from practicing and receiving acupuncture.
If you are a POCA member and you have any questions about this class or the material, please start a thread on the forums so that we can have a discussion. Alternately, please feel free to private message me on the POCA forums or email me, Elizabeth Ropp, at email@example.com.