Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Kristaps Paddock, ND, President-Elect of the MDANP
Fall 2013 Legislative Update
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
by: Kristaps Paddock, ND, President-Elect of the MDANP


The MDANP has been hard at work trying to pass a bill that will license naturopathic doctors in Maryland! Over the summer, we met with stakeholders from other healthcare professions under the auspices of the Board of Physicians, and engaged in some of the most fruitful dialogue we’ve yet had. Many of the stakeholders came to the table with questions and skepticism, but left with very positive impressions of our profession. The workgroup meetings resulted in publication of a Board of Physicians report on the profession that may have very positive effects for the licensure effort. Communications between the MDANP and the Maryland Board of Physicians have come a long way in the past 12 months, and strong bridges are being built through this process. We look forward to 2014 with anticipation and hope we can have positive news to share with you in the coming year.

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