Legislative Efforts

Focused Effort Brings Licensure Rights to Naturopathic Doctors in Maryland

On April 14, 2014, with bipartisan support and Governor Martin O’Malley’s signature, Maryland became the 18th state to license naturopathic doctors (NDs). The newly signed law provides the people of Maryland greater access to comprehensive naturopathic health care by licensed professionals.

Advocates Teach California Lawmakers About Naturopathic Medicine

On March 4, naturopathic medicine supporters convened in Sacramento for the annual California Naturopathic Doctors Association’s (CNDA) Lobby Day. This event offers California legislators the opportunity to learn about the benefits of naturopathic medicine and an upcoming legislative bill the CNDA plans to support later this year.

Center for Health Policy and Leadership Springs Into Action

With renewed energy, Bastyr University’s Center for Health Policy and Leadership (CHPL) supports ongoing efforts that encourage active participation in public affairs to promote health and well-being.

April 26-28 Washington DC Federal Legislative Initiative

April 26-28 The Washington DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI) brings naturopathic doctors, naturopathic medical students, and supporters of naturopathic medicine together to meet with federal legislators to advocate for the naturopathic medicine profession.

March 4 California Lobby Day

Naturopathic doctors (NDs), students, and supporters will convene in Sacramento on March 4 to meet with legislative representatives to advocate on behalf of the California naturopathic profession.

Effort Underway in State Legislature to Consider GMO Labeling

For those of you who have a particular interest in the GMO labeling issue, I bring you positive news. We have learned that a bi-partisan effort is underway in the House of Representatives and the Senate to consider GMO labeling legislation.

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