ASDC has been leading an extensive effort, starting in January 2013, to update D.C.’s acupuncture regulations, which were put into place prior to 1987. We expect to have updated acupuncture regulations in place by 2016.
A leadership team has met multiple times with the D.C. Board of Medicine to address three major areas: (1) to remove incorrect or misleading information from the website and DOH documents. A case in point is the requirement for physician oversight which was rescinded by City Council in 2003; (2) to establish ongoing training requirements for renewing licensees though continuing education requirements; (3) appropriate grandfathering for all practitioners; (4) updated entry requirements for new licensees that are in line with national best practices and still provide some flexibility for those of diverse educational backgrounds, such as avenues to licensing through apprenticeship.
Upcoming Continuing Education
Healing Community Trauma: How to do Acupuncture in the Field and Create Community Service Clinics After Traumatic Events (Level 1 Training)
15 CEUs (NCCAOM, CA, FL, TX). This interactive two-day workshop prepares acupuncturists and students to provide trauma relief and recovery programs in their own communities as well as abroad. AWB training strengthens the clinical, organizing and leadership skills that acupuncturists need to establish disaster relief efforts and community service clinics for people affected by trauma. Members of ASDC receive $50 off. Register using discounted rate at acuwithoutborders
Roots and Branches
Day 1 Fertility Track and Day 2 Practice Management Track.
Several speakers will present on fertility treatment strategies on day 1. On day 2 Lorne Brown will present on practice management. 14 NCCAOM PDA’s.
For more info: acusova.com/events
Year of the Rooster
“The rooster wakes up the day and is considered to be in charge of the light.”
As we welcome in the Year of the Rooster, we look at some of its major characteristics: confidence and communication, which suits the image we have of the Rooster…strutting in the farmyard, crowing to the others that it’s time to wake up.-Marilyn Allen Acupuncture Today
This year, it’s the Year of the Rooster, the 10th animal in the cycle. The next Year of the Rooster will be in 2029.