The Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine’s Committees on Allied Health Professionals, Legislation/Policy Development have scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. to resume its discussion of the exposure draft for the following rulemaking:
• Proposed Regulation 16A-4953– Naturopathic Doctors (relating to regulations necessary to effectuate the Naturopathic Doctor Registration Act, act of Nov. 3, 2016, P.L. 997, No. 128, 63 P. S. §§ 272.101-272.301)
There are three potential exposure drafts for the Board’s consideration:
o Exposure draft 4A would regulate the use of the professional abbreviations “N.D.”, “R.N.D.”, “N.D. (Trad.)” and “N.D. (Traditional)”
o Exposure draft 4B would not regulate the use of the professional abbreviations at all
o Exposure draft 4C would only regulate the use of the professional abbreviation “R.N.D.”
Re: HB516 passed November 2016
This New Legislation takes effect January 1, 2018
(Currently Put on hold til guidelines for practice have been detailed, approved and voted on by the Pa Medical Board)
Show Your Support, contact us to learn how you can help support the Doctors of Traditional Naturopathy with our legislative cost ...
State Medical Board Meeting,
July , 2019, In Harrisburg, Pa.
-To review 3 rd Draft Copy- (3 drafts for review)
Attention all Traditional Naturopaths in PA
In regards to the legislation that was passed last year for the naturopathic physicians to be registered in PA, there are continuing meetings in Harrisburg to set up the registration. Members of PATNA have been attending these meetings to represent our position
· Retaining our professional designation of ND
· Defending our training and our practices which have been present in PA for over 100 years
· To answer back the many lies and slanders that these naturopathic physicians bring up at these meetings.
These naturopathic physicians are trying to outlaw our practices in PA and take the whole field for themselves. To accomplish this they have submitted more bills in the PA legislature to go further than the registration bill goes in regards to licensure and restricting who can call themselves an ND.
We need more representation at these meetings. PATNA members and others who are on our mailing list should consider attending these meetings and speaking up to defend and support our practices.
There are several of us members of PATNA who cannot attend this September meeting and we are encouraging everyone else who supports our mission to attend this meeting and speak out in defense your education and your business.
Pa State Board of Medicine
You may contact, Peter Kovach, he is legal counsel for the Pa State Board of Medicine and will be writing the rules, regulations and scope of practice for this new law. He is gathering information on what Doctors of Traditional Naturopathy do and how they differ from the new Medical Naturopathic Doctors.
He welcomes your input.
call, write or e-mail ...
Peter Kovach, Assistant Counsel
Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
2601 N. Third St. |
P.O. Box 69523
Harrisburg PA 17106-9523
Phone 717-783-7200 , Fax 717-787-0251