Iowa Close to Licensure

The Hawkeye state is up again for a re-vote on whether or not to license naturopathic doctors as primary care physicians. Over a year ago Iowa NDs tried for licensure but were unable to pass the bill. As far as I have read and heard, licensure bill SF293 has already passed the Senate subcommittee and Senate committee. The next step is Senate floor. The president of the Iowa Association of Naturopathic Physicians e-mailed me stating that currently we have majority in Senate but the bill still needs much support to get passed! 

Over half of Iowa legislators have been directly informed of the need for naturopathic medicine in Iowa and you bet I have been recruiting friends and family back home to e-mail and call! I had not at all been thinking about moving back to Iowa to practice but this really throws my plans for a loop! If Iowa becomes the first Midwest state to become licensed with a full scope of practice…Iowa just may be my place!! 

If you know anyone in Iowa or would like to be part of the licensing efforts please send a quick e-mail stating the many wonderful benefits of naturopathic medicine! We need all the help we can get to get this bill through. The vote will take place around April 29th, so we only have a short couple months to raise awareness! 

The following link will take you the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) where you can send an e-mail directly to support Iowa licensing efforts! 

http://www.capwiz.com/naturopathic/issues/alert/?alertid=25402521&type=ST

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My gracious parents allowed me to borrow their Honda Civic for the time being since my old Subaru finally quit on me. I am so close to being done with school and this couldn't have happened at a worse time! Thankfully, I have a vehicle to get around and I can stop waking my boyfriend up early in the morning for rides! I really am so blessed… my family and friends always have my back!  

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I hope that everyone has a chance to vote for Iowa licensure!! Hopefully Illinois will be next!

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