Legislative Update

  • Our fight for Prescriptive Authority Continues!

    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. 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 ...

  • PASS HB 5294 OUT OF PHC NOW

    TO: CT Naturopathic Physicians and Supporters The 2018 Legislative Session is underway.  CNPA and UB College of Naturopathic Medicine are making progress in our effort to bring prescriptive authority to Naturopathic Doctors in Connecticut.  WE HAVE A BILL! H.B. No. 5294: 'AN ACT CONCERNING NATUROPATHS', to amend the meaning of "naturopathy" and to establish a procedure for naturopathic physicians to administer prescription medications (CLICK HERE TO READ THE BILL). YOUR ...

  • HOW & WHY TO SPEAK WITH YOUR LEGISLATOR

    Dear ND Colleague, Patient or Advocate:  We are working to get legislation into the 2017 session (which began Jan. 7th) that will allow drug prescriptive authority. We need your help to be successful in that effort. Each CT ND needs to: contact their legislators (CT State Senator and Representative) make an introduction, get a meeting time to speak with them have an education dialogue about Naturopathic Medicine, explain how you practice and highlight the healthcare benefits ...

  • The Affordable Care Act in Connecticut

    What It Is and What It Means For Naturopathic Medicine written by Shawn M. Carney, ND We are now at the doorstep to monumental changes in healthcare, as the health insurance exchanges created under the of The Affordable Care Act are in the final stages of development before being opened to the public on October 2013; this has meant a flurry of activity for insurers, regulators, legislators, physicians, hospitals, business owners, professional associations ...