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Acupuncture Registration Bill Introduced

25 Mar 2005 11:52 AM | MAAOM Staff (Administrator)
A registration bill for Acupuncturists practicing in the State of Michigan was introduced by Senator Bev Hammerstrom (R-Temperance). Senator Hammerstrom is chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee and the Senate Majority Floor Leader. We were very pleased to see that the legislation also included an “All Star” list of co-sponsors (see below).

If your state Senator co-sponsored SB 351, please send, by way of letter, email or phone call, a thank you for his or her support. MAAOM is also expecting the legislation to be introduced in the House.

On May 11th, MAAOM will be hosting a “Day at the Capitol” in which acupuncture practitioners will meet with legislators and their staff to discuss the health benefits of acupuncture and perform treatments. This is a fun day where MAAOM members can highlight the need for regulation of the profession in order to ensure patient safety and quality.

We are very excited that things have gotten off to such a great start this legislative session. As we work towards implementing safety standards in the profession, we wish to thank MAAOM members for their continued support. If you have any questions feel free to contact Deborah Lincoln at (517) 381-0299 or Stephanie Johnson-Wuttke at (517) 372-0860.

MAAOM Thanks SB 351′s Sponsors
The members of the MAAOM would like to thank the following Senators for sponsoring our bill.

Sen. Burton Leland (D-Detroit)
Sen. Wayne Kuipers (R-Holland)
Sen. Valde Garcia (R-Howell)
Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods)
Sen. Virg Benero (D-Lansing)
Sen. Martha Scott (D-Highland Park)
Sen. Deb Cherry (D-Burton)
Sen. Patty Birkholz (R-Saugatuck)
Sen. Jim Barcia (D-Bay City)
Sen. Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek)
Sen. Micky Switalski (D-Roseville)
Sen. Tony Stamas (R-Alpena)
Sen. Irma Clark-Coleman (D-Detroit)
Sen. Hanson Clarke (D-Detroit)
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