State Activity on Licensure and Scope Expansion
2/23/2015
Mike Jawer, AANP Director of Government and Public Affairs
Monday, February 23, 2015
by: Mike Jawer, AANP Director of Government and Public Affairs

Section: State and Federal Advocacy


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For further information, support with grassroots efforts, etc., contact Mike Jawer, Director of Government and Public Affairs.
This year is shaping up to be an extremely active one for state associations’ advocacy efforts. Licensure bills have been or will be introduced in the following 11 states:
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Mississippi
Meanwhile, seven more states are pursuing scope modernization, particularly expanded prescribing authority. These include Arizona, California, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Connecticut, and Colorado. More power to the leaders of all these state associations, who are taking the proverbial bull by the horns in advocating for expanded patient choice in natural medicine.

AANP’s State Alliance is equally active in supporting state efforts – whether in the beginning phases of pulling resources together or pushing through to enactment. Monthly webinars exchange experience and insight, and face-to-face meetings (such as at the one that will take place at the DC FLI) – are instrumental the same way. 
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