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