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 A case in point is the requirement for physician oversight which was rescinded by City Council in 2003; (2) to establish ongoing training requirements for renewing licensees though continuing education requirements; (3) appropriate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
Dates and Details
March 22nd – 24th, 2024: Southwest Conference on Botanical Medicine – Live online sessions with access for 6 months
Early bird registration dates March 5th-$355, after March 5th-$425. Approved by NCCAOM for up to 19 PDAs.
Over 20 presentations including:
Botanical Solutions for Viral Infections – From Acute to Chronic Sequelae
How to Mitigate the Effects of Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure
Herbal Anodynes: Palliatives for Pain
The Evolution of Wound Care: Botanical Medicine-Based Strategies
Breastfeeding Medicine: Galactagogues and Botanicals for Common
Pre-conference Intensive: Restorative Sleep: Integrative Strategies for
Remediating Sleep Disorders with Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Registration includes live sessions online, 6 months access
to videos, digital book of notes and a full set of audio
recordings to own
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