Advocacy

CNPA Legislative Action Fund

Granting Naturopathic Physicians a Modern Scope of Practice

The law governing naturopathic medicine is seriously outdated. It prevents the people of our state from getting the alternative primary health care they want and need. It infringes on the rights of naturopathic doctors to practice what they have been educated and trained to do. CT is not the first state to significantly expand and modernize the ND scope of practice. As examples these states, Arizona in 2002, Washington in 2005, Hawaii in 2009, Vermont in 2013 and California all have upgraded and modernized their scope of practice. CT ND scope of practice is the most antiquated in the US and it is time to modernize the 90 plus year old CT naturopathic scope of practice.

CONTRIBUTE

Donate to the CNPA Legislative Action Fund. This fund pays lobbyists and legal counsel to raise awareness through a grassroots effort. It covers the ongoing “watchdog” fees, which allow our lobbying team to constantly monitor legislative goings-on for any actions that may be detrimental to naturopathic medicine within the state, and pays for the labor needed to draft and support a bill which would advance the scope of naturopathic practice.

Please NOTE: your contribution is NOT tax deductible.

VOLUNTEER

In the next few months, our advocacy team will be contacting you and asking you to call, write, and visit your state legislators to educate them and ask for their help in making change to the scope of naturopathic medicine happen. They will supply you with written materials and educate you on the nuances of speaking with your legislators. Please sign up on our mailing list for ongoing updates and advocacy opportunities in which you can participate!

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Rick Liva, RPh, ND
CNPA President