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  • Tue, April 01, 2014 10:02 AM | Anonymous
    Minnesota has been a member since November 2012 with Jeanne Hoffman as Unit Supervisor. She has contributed her time and energy to helping the FNMRA by attending online meetings and being a vocal supporter. Ms. Hoffman is retiring after 27 years and 55,000 licenses. The FNMRA wishes to thank Ms. Hoffman for her contribution to the organization. We wish her all the best in her future adventures!
  • Wed, January 15, 2014 12:16 PM | Anonymous
    Welcome to our new associate member! Illinois has a CNME-accredited program the National University of Health Sciences and an active naturopathic physician association (ILANP).
  • Fri, October 04, 2013 3:00 PM | Anonymous
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 - October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.
    The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing "safe, effective, and affordable health care..." and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.
    Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine.  The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation's health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians.

    For detailed information and events visit the AANP's webpage to find a “one stop shop” for activity and promotional ideas and downloadable resources.
  • Fri, October 04, 2013 10:02 AM | Anonymous
    Naturopathic doctors currently are limited to prescribing from a formulary - a list of specific pharmaceuticals approved for naturopathic prescriptions that must be updated yearly in coordination with the Department of Health. Under the new rule, naturopathic authority will expand in line with a principle that governs other doctors' prescribing powers: no restrictions except those of their own "scope of practice."  http://vtdigger.org/2013/10/03/lcar-face-naturopath-prescription-rule/
  • Thu, September 26, 2013 10:03 AM | Anonymous
    Alaskan NDs have had minimal prescription authority for decades. New regulations now prohibit NDs from using or dispensing any substance that requires a prescription, including injectable vitamins. Full article.
    Read the actual regulations here.
  • Thu, August 22, 2013 11:00 AM | Anonymous
    The FNMRA is in the first stages of creating a disciplinary database of all NDs who have had disciplinary action taken against them in all US and Canadian jurisdictions. The database was a high priority identified in the initial survey of regulatory jurisdictions. The first step will be to create a list to assist you in your investigations of all initial applicants and current licensees/registrants.
    We would like your help in compiling the list of all NDs who have had disciplinary action taken against them in North America. To be most useful, we will need the participation of all jurisdictions. You do not need to be a member to submit information to us.
  • Thu, June 06, 2013 9:25 AM | Anonymous
    Governor John Hickenlooper today signed into law a measure to allow naturopathic doctors to register with the state to legally practice naturopathic medicine.  Colorado becomes the 17th state to do so, along with the District of Columbia.
    http://naturopathic.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=677
  • Fri, May 10, 2013 9:40 AM | Anonymous
    May 10, 2013 - NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE WEEK, Canada's national annual awareness campaign promoting naturopathic medicine and naturopathic doctors, which took place this year from May 6 to 12, was recognized by Liberal MP Joyce Murray in the House of Commons.
    http://www.cand.ca/index.php?id=29&backPID=29&tt_news=106
  • Fri, April 05, 2013 2:37 PM | Anonymous
    North Dakota is the newest state to achieve ND regulation.  Some preliminary answers about licensing fees, continuing education and scope of practice can be found at this link:
    http://www.dakotanaturopaths.org/practicing-in-north-dakota.html
  • Wed, March 27, 2013 2:40 PM | Anonymous
    The Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) has recently completed a paper in conjunction with with four of its member organizations.
    The paper
    examines the current and prospective roles of DCs, NDs, LAcs and direct-entry midwives in meeting nation's primary care needs.
    The goal of this paper is to assist policy makers, regulators, third-party payers, delivery system administrators, practitioners, and other concerned parties as well as the disciplines themselves in considering the optimal use of these professions as part of the nation’s primary care matrix.
    Link to the full paper and more information:  http://accahc.org/component/content/article/1-about-cat/90-meeting-the-nations-primary-care-needs
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