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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: November 26, 2019 12:17 PM
From: Representative Christopher B. Quinn
To: All House members
Subject: Acupuncture Law Modernization
Acupuncture has been growing in popularity in the United States, among other alternative therapies, as part of an integrated approach to health care and is used for overall wellness. In recognition of this, I will be introducing legislation to modernize Pennsylvania’s Acupuncture Law.

My bill will amend the Acupuncture Licensing Act of 1986 to provide for title protection for licensed acupuncturists and practitioners. In prohibiting an individual from holding oneself out as an acupuncturist without being properly licensed, we are promoting consumer confidence that any acupuncturist advertising in Pennsylvania has been adequately trained to practice the trade.

My legislation will also provide an opportunity for acupuncturists licensed in other jurisdictions to attend or conduct educational events and volunteer in states of emergency in the Commonwealth and will provide for minimum continuing education requirements for license renewal, bringing acupuncturists in line with requirements in other states and for other licensed healthcare providers in Pennsylvania.

It is my hope these updates will further promote patient health and safety. I invite you to cosponsor this important legislation.

Introduced as HB2182