• Thu, October 15, 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    This report examines a problem that confronts the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions whereby a profession is defined politically not by its full professional scope but by its treatment modalities. Even when CAM disciplines are defined by legal statutes as broad-based professions, this designation is not honored by such codes as the policies of insurance coverage. This project consisted of three parts: development of a background paper on the policy issues associated with the scope of practice and utilization of CAM practitioners in the health care system, input from a panel of CAM experts, and input from a panel of health care policy decisionmakers.

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  • Mon, October 05, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The third annual Naturopathic Medicine Week will be held October 5-11, 2015. It’s a prime opportunity to showcase the value of what naturopathic physicians do with patients and prospective patients, reporters, and community leaders through a variety of creative activities, events, and messages.

    See AANP webpage for more information:

  • Wed, September 16, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    FNMRA sends letter of support to Massachusetts legislators to demonstrate need for naturopathic physician licensing. Click here to read the letter of support.

  • Tue, September 01, 2015 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Federation of Naturopathic Medicine Regulatory Authorities (FNMRA) is having our Annual Meeting online September 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm Pacific time. Members and potential members are invited to attend for free. We will be discussing:

    · Update of naturopathic CE provider accreditation (NANCEAC) to reduce the onerous review process for regulatory authorities;

    · Discussion of common disciplinary actions; and

    · Discussion of prescribing authority and handling discipline when an individual is practicing out of scope.

     The Annual meeting will be an opportunity to express what services you would like the Federation to provide and discover what the FNMRA can do for your regulatory authority.

    If you have any other topics you would like to add to the agenda. Please email Shannon Braden, ND with your suggestions.

    Log in and call in details will be sent to you as the date gets closer. Expect the meeting to take about 1 to 1.5 hours.

  • Tue, August 04, 2015 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net) and their contracted benefits provider American Specialty Health (ASH), alleging unlawful and discriminatory practices.

    OANP executive director, Laura Farr explains: The lawsuit was filed on behalf of naturopathic physicians and their patients who allege that Health Net discriminates against Oregon licensed naturopathic physicians by denying claims for services provided by Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) that are otherwise covered when delivered by a different medical provider. The "Non Discrimination in Health Care" section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as "Section 2706" (42 U.S.C. § 300gg-5), prohibits insurance carriers from discriminating against health care providers acting within the scope of their license.

  • Thu, July 02, 2015 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    Starting, July 1, 2015, the new College of Naturopaths of Ontario will oversee and regulate the profession of naturopathy to ensure patients receive safe, quality health care services.

    Bringing naturopathy under the Regulated Health Professions Act - the legislation that regulates 25 other health care professions in the province including physicians and nurses - will ensure that important safeguards are in place to protect patients.

  • Mon, May 11, 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors is offering a great opportunity to discover the many health-benefits of naturopathic medicine and natural approaches to health promotion and disease prevention. During the week of May 11-17, 2015, naturopathic doctors (NDs) across Canada will be conducting free public events at local book stores, community venues and in their own clinics. Presentations include: managing diabetes, stress reduction, digestive health, pregnancy, women's, men's and children's health and how naturopathic medicine can enhance your quality of life. For a complete listing of presentations in your area, please visit

  • Wed, January 28, 2015 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    There are 6.8 million people aged 12 and older who have used prescription drugs recreationally. To reduce the chance of prescription drug misuse or abuse within a household, AWARXE recommends disposing of unused, unwanted, or expired drugs in a timely fashion. The ability to find local medication disposal sites with AWARXE’s easy-to-use search tool will simplify this essential part of drug safety., AWARXE has launched a location-based search tool. Visitors who type an address, city, state, or zip code into the website’s new search tool will receive a list and map of the closest medication disposal sites. Law enforcement organizations, civic centers, and pharmacies are the most common sites where prescription drugs can be disposed of in a manner that is safe for family, friends, and the environment.

  • Wed, January 21, 2015 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Friends, We're back at it! We reintroduced our bill to license naturopathic doctors in Massachusetts January16, 2015. We have an additional lobbyist this time around and more angles on strategy. Please forward this to any of your Massachusetts contacts who would support our bill. Here is an info sheet if you need more info on the bill. Thanks a bunch for your ongoing love and support. Let's get this thing done!  

    ~ Amy Rothenberg ND, MSND President

  • Tue, December 16, 2014 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    Washington introduces Medical Marijuana Authorization Practice Guidelines

    Here is the link to the full document.

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