|Posted:||February 16, 2021 04:06 PM|
|From:||Representative Christopher B. Quinn|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Acupuncture Law Modernization (Former HB2182)|
|Acupuncture, among other alternative therapies, has been growing in popularity in the United States as part of an integrated approach to health care and is used for overall wellness. In recognition of this, I will be reintroducing 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 requiring a license for acupuncture, 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 states to attend or conduct educational events as well as volunteer in states of emergency in the Commonwealth. Finally, it will require a minimum of continued education for license renewal, bringing acupuncturists in line with requirements in other states and other licensed healthcare providers in Pennsylvania.
It is my hope that these updates will further promote patient health and safety. I invite you to cosponsor this important legislation.
Introduced as HB1186