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 A case in point is the requirement for physician oversight which was rescinded by City Council in 2003; (2) to establish ongoing training requirements for renewing licensees though continuing education requirements; (3) appropriate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
2021 Virtual Conference—We Are Stronger, Together
Dates and Details
September 10, 11 & 12, 2021
9:00 AM PDT – 1:30 PM PDT
12 Noon EDT – 4:30 PM EDT
Conference party: Sept 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm EDT
12 NCCAOM PDAs pending approval & 12 CAB CEUs pending approval
CAB 1527 NCCAOM 169212
Credits awarded for live virtual participation only
Join the American Society of Acupuncturists for an interactive live virtual conference, as we explore the topics surrounding acupuncture in the United States: Medicare, Dry Needling/ Trigger Point Acupuncture, Medicaid, Research, Herbs & Cultural Competency. As we dive into these issues, we will learn why these issues matter to ALL acupuncturists. Learn about the work of the ASA and our member state associations, as we support our profession, locally and nationally.
Your live participation during interactive breakout sessions will be an important part of this fun and interactive virtual conference. Meet new friends and reconnect with those you know, as we chat at our round tables during break time. There will be prizes, music and festivities! Register by August 16th, 2021 and you will receive a goodie box in the mail!
Your participation matters! The acupuncture profession is stronger, when we all work together!
For more information go to: ASA 2021 Virtual Conference: We Are Stronger Together! – American Society of Acupuncturists (asacu.org)