Monday, April 7, 2014
by: Mike Jawer, AANP Director of Government & Public Affairs
Section: State and Federal Advocacy
SB 193, the bill that Governor Herbert signed into law March 31 in Utah, expands the definition of minor office procedures to include the percutaneous injection of FDA approved drugs or substances into skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints.
Kudos go to Harry Adelson, ND, for leading this effort and seeing it through. In his words, “In my 12 years of practicing prolotherapy in Utah, it has always bothered me that the language surrounding injections in our practice act was vague and open to interpretation. Senator Stewart Adams was gracious enough to sponsor the bill that now gives Utah NDs the authority, in no uncertain terms, to perform a broad spectrum of injection therapies.”
Every step forward that makes it easier for NDs to practice according to the full scope of their training is an inspiration for other efforts elsewhere.