HB 17, the first Bill in Kentucky to regulate the practice of acupuncture was signed by the Governor on April 24, 2006 and will be inacted into law. This Bill has been over two years in the making and is the result of hard work and dedication on the part of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association members. NCCAOM’s Associate Deputy Director, Betsy Smith, accompanied by Mina Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing, testified before the House Licensing and Occupations Committee and the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in support of this legislation. Those wishing to practice in Kentucky will require NCCAOM certification and three years of licensed practice in another state before they can recieve the title of Certified Acupuncturist.
Our thoughts: It's about time!