Friday, March 5, 2010

Iowa ND / NMD Legislation Dead!

The Des Moines Register reports in "Legislative Funnel: What's Dead" (2010-02-05):

"Naturopathic Doctors: Would have allowed for the licensing of naturopathic physicians. SF 2262."

Note: apparently, this was the proposal, in part:

"a naturopathic physician licensed under chapter 154G may use the words 'naturopathic physician'  or the initials 'N.D.' or 'N.M.D.' after the person's name [...] 'naturopathic medicine' means a system of primary health care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human health conditions, injury, and disease; the promotion or restoration of health; and the support and stimulation of a patient's inherent self-healing processes [coded vitalism!!!]  through patient education and the use of naturopathic therapies and therapeutic substances."

Fascinating, the bill itself wasn't even transparently communicating naturopathy's actual science-ejected sectarian premise of vitalism.  Yet, it labeled naturopathy 'of professional ethical status'.  Absurd.
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