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Our fight for Prescriptive Authority Continues!

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The 2018 Legislative Session is underway and CNPA has made progress in our effort to bring prescriptive authority to Naturopathic Doctors here in Connecticut.   We need you to contact your State Senator and State Representative in support of the proposal.

Background 

House Bill 5294, An Act Concerning Naturopaths, would give the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health the authority to develop a drug formulary for Naturopathic Physicians.

The bill received a public hearing in the Public Health Committee on March 5.  This was a huge accomplishment!  CNPA had several testifiers that included representatives from the University of Bridgeport Naturopathic College.  Our testifiers made a good case to the committee and we appreciate that over 100 individuals submitted written statements in support House Bill 5294.   Unfortunately, the committee held the bill and did not take a vote on it before their deadline.  Nonetheless, we are pursuing the proposal and have options available to attach it as an amendment to another bill.

Legislation Specifics 

  • The DPH Commissioner is given the authority to develop and implement a formulary of drugs that Naturopathic Physicians could prescribe.
  • Those ND’s who wish to have this new responsibility would need to complete education and examination requirements developed by the commissioner.
  • Tell legislators how you have the education and training to do this. You see patients and can diagnose their illness, but cannot write a prescription for it when warranted.

Our ask of you 

Please contact your state legislators (State Senator and State Representative) and ask that they support adding prescriptive authority for Naturopaths as proposed in House Bill 5294.  Tell them a number of legislators are still seeking to have the language added to another bill as an amendment.

 

EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW!

We have an automatic email set-up for naturopathic doctors and other advocates.  Please CLICK HERE to send an email to your legislators and leadership in the House and Senate.