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  • Tue, May 05, 2020 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    NABNE is moving forward on the assumption that it will be possible to administer the NPLEX Examinations as planned on August 4-7, 2020, and then release scores to the regulatory authorities in the typical time frame, which is late September 2020.

    NABNE clarified that as circumstances continue to change rapidly, the exam administration might need to be postponed in order to comply with public-safety requirements. NABNE will continue to monitor developments of the COVID-19 crisis and will update the website regarding the August 2020 NPLEX exam administration if changes must be made. By July 15, 2020, NABNE will determine if the August 2020 test administration will proceed as scheduled at all test sites.

    More information can be found at: https://www.nabne.org/the-nplex-covid-19/

  • Fri, March 27, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Urges Authorities to Include and Use
    Licensed Naturopathic Doctors in Plans to Combat the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.

    The Association calls for increased access to care and telemedicine as a way to promote health and safety of those at the highest risk.

    The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), representing 8,000 licensed
    naturopathic doctors (NDs) in the United States, encourages all government officials
    coordinating the national response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) to
    to utilize all licensed healthcare professionals in this health emergency, including
    NDs. Licensed NDs work collaboratively across all forms of medicine, and in regulated
    states are already integrated into health systems. Serving in primary and specialty care,
    NDs are ready, willing, and able to support other medical professionals in changing the
    trajectory of this public health crisis.

    Read the entire letter here.

  • Wed, March 25, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    It has come to the attention of the FNMRA that some naturopathic doctors have been inappropriately advertising treatments for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Inappropriate advertising is detrimental to the health of the public at this time of crisis.

    We respectfully request that the regulatory authorities communicate with their licensees/registrants by giving strongly worded warnings about the importance of following and promoting public health guidelines, and of refraining from issuing statements about supplements, packages, protocols, etc. that can "prevent," "cure" or "treat" coronavirus.  To facilitate this, please feel free to share the following document to provide appropriate language for communicating about the coronavirus.

    Click here to see full language guidelines

  • Tue, March 24, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    RE: Expand Access to Vital Telehealth Services in COVID-19 Supplemental Appropriation

    The mission of the Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authorities (FMNRA) is to protect the public by facilitating communication between naturopathic regulatory authorities, and by promoting standards of excellence in the regulation of naturopathic medicine. The members of the FNMRA are the state naturopathic licensing boards and committees.

    The FNMRA appreciates the recent reforms that Medicare has already made for telehealth services (Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act), but we believe that additional reforms are still needed. The country’s naturopathic doctors (NDs) are still limited by the current telehealth reforms. To meet the demands of Americans during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Federation is asking that additional changes be made to include NDs in the telehealth services supplemental appropriation. This change will enable NDs (who are primary care providers) to better serve Americans during this crisis.

    We ask for your support to expand access to vital telehealth services in the COVID-19
    supplemental appropriation, and we urge you to include a provision that would provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to waive existing Medicare restrictions on telehealth visits during a public health emergency.

    Read the entire letter here.

  • Tue, March 24, 2020 9:00 AM | Anonymous
    RE: Potential Aid for Naturopathic Doctors and Organizations Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The mission of the Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authorities (FNMRA) is to protect the public by connecting regulatory authorities and promoting standards of excellence in the regulation of naturopathic medicine.

    We are aware that the Trump Administration and Congress are considering measures to support cash-flow assistance amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and we urge that licensed naturopathic doctors and their tax-exempt entities (clinics, academic institutions and other organizations) be included in any temporary or other aid designed to stem the economic fallout resulting from COVID-19.

    Inclusion in the bill wording will provide support for naturopathic doctors (NDs) who are primary care providers that have an important role in helping American citizens cope with the ongoing pandemic and its aftermath. Many naturopathic doctors are small-business owners or work as independent contractors. Most are being required to close down their businesses as they comply with the need for social distancing to stem the spread of the virus.

    Read the entire letter here.

  • Tue, October 01, 2019 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Medicine Talk Professional (https://www.medicinetalkpro.org/continuing-education) has been successfully accredited by the North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Council for Full Accreditation. This is based on the review of the submitted materials, which demonstrate compliance with the NANCEAC Standards. The term of accreditation is 5 years.

    NANCEAC looks forward to partnering with Med Talk Pro to bring outstanding continuing education to the naturopathic profession.

  • Fri, June 28, 2019 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (https://www.gastroanp.org/)has been successfully accredited by the North American Naturopathic Continuing Education Council for Full Accreditation. This is based on the review of the submitted materials, which demonstrate compliance with the NANCEAC Standards. The term of accreditation is 5 years.

    NANCEAC looks forward to partnering with GastroANP to bring outstanding continuing education to the naturopathic profession.

  • Mon, April 22, 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    On March 25, 2019 Gov. Brad Little signed HB 244 establishing provisions to license naturopathic doctors in Idaho. The bill will go into effect on July 1, 2019.

    Idaho plans to start licensing NDs in July of 2020.

    Congratulations to Idaho for protecting the public by establishing licensing laws for naturopathic doctors.

    Link to Idaho Chapter of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

  • Mon, April 08, 2019 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    During the 2019 NM legislative session the Naturopathic Doctors Practice Act (SB 135) was passed into law. Beginning in July of 2020, naturopathic doctors will be granted a license by the New Mexico Medical Board to practice as a primary care physicians when they have:

    • Completed an approved naturopathic medical education from an accredited four-year graduate level medical program similar to that of medical doctors, offering full-time didactic and supervised clinical training.
    • Passed a national professional examination.
    • Passed state jurisprudence and pharmacy exams.
    • Demonstrated good moral and professional character.
  • Mon, October 29, 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Federation appreciates this opportunity to comment on the exposure draft for Proposed Regulation 16-4953-ND. While the FNMRA supports the majority of the language in the exposure draft, there two areas we see as problematic for proper regulation of naturopathic doctors in the Commonwealth:

    1.       The use of terminology that is inconsistent with naturopathic medical education, scope of practice, and regulation as outlined in HB 516.

    2.       The informed consent and advertising section of the exposure draft that does not allow registered naturopathic doctors (N.Ds) to say they practice medicine or use the terms “physician, medicine or medical” in their advertising. This language is contrary to the education and competence of qualified naturopathic doctors.

    Click here to read the entire letter

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