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UPDATE: Regarding Residential Schools Offering Naturopathic Programs
American Naturopathic Medical Association (ANMA) has received a substantial number of complaints from students enrolled in naturopathic programs taught at current residential schools.
is closely monitoring the following states: Massachusetts, Colorado North Carolina, New York, and Virginia.
recommend you become familiar with your representative telephone number,
legislative address, and e-mail address. Be ready for quick action as
this is imperative at crucial times. For a basic letter form, and other
information for contacting your representative, and state legislature
please read the following:
Florida 2004 Sunrise
Report Proposed Licensure (PDF
The following report illustrates once again the State of Florida does
not recognize the need for licensing naturopathic physicians. Florida
concludes that by licensing naturopathic physician types, it will
represent a potential risk to the public.
Naturopathic Bill Moves
With Push From Movie Tycoon
For decades, members of specialized occupational groups have sought
state-enforced professional licensure through the Legislature, thus
gaining public status and official control over would-be competitors for
For decades, practitioners of various medical care specialties have
sought legislation to either expand the legal scopes of their practices
(such as podiatrists seeking to perform ankle surgery or psychologists
wanting the power to prescribe drugs), or restrict those of competitors.
SB 907, carried by the Legislature's most influential member, Senate
President Pro Tem John Burton, encompasses both of those hoary political
traditions. But it also represents another increasingly common trend:
dabbling by Hollywood celebrities in pursuit of their pet political and
social causes -- such as Arnold Schwarzenegger's after-school care
initiative (which may also set him up to run for governor) or Rob
Reiner's measure that raises cigarette taxes for health care expansion.
State of Arizona Office of the Auditor General, Performance Audit --
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners
Scandal in Arizona
In May 2001, the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical
Examiners fired its executive director, John L. Brewer, D.C., following
allegations that he shredded documents, copied exams, and misrepresented
his credentials. According to a report in the Arizona Republic, a
board member had discovered that Brewer did not receive a naturopathic
degree from a college in Los Angeles as he had claimed on his license
School Under Fire
A regional accrediting agency whose approval is needed for federal
student financial aid is evaluating complaints against the Southwest
College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe.
Several students have alleged that the school, one of four of its kind
in the country, has made them sick because of improper ventilation of
its cadaver lab, among other things.
"otherwise not approved accrediting agency"
The following information gives the current status of the Council on
Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME). CNME is no longer
recognized as an accreditor by the U.S. Department of Education.
This according to the U.S. Department of Education.
History and Demise of CNME
In December 1998, the NAC voted 11 to 4 to deny CNME its accreditation
status. At this point CNME had an opportunity to appeal the NAC decision
against them to the Secretary of Education Richard Riley. From December
1998 to January 2001, USDE examined all facts and concluded that CNME
was treated fairly but did not follow its own printed standards, and
failed to meet Integrity issues. The following, dated January 16,
2001, is a reproduction of the Secretary of Education Report, denying
once and for all, CNME recognition by USDE.
Hampshire Lawsuit (AANP vs. Hayhurst & ANMA)
"Because Hayhurst is entitled to judgment as a matter of law
with regard to AANP's malicious prosecution claim, there is no
"underlying tort" upon which AANP might base its conspiracy
claim. Accordingly, Hayhurst is necessarily entitled to judgment as a
matter of law on that claim as well." (second to last