National Health Freedom Coalition: There are several national and many state organizations devoted to health freedom. The National Health Freedom Coalition has been very active and is where Diane Miller, JD works. She has been instrumental in the legislative efforts in MN and CA, and has helped guide NMCAAMP’s legislation in NM
US Senate Committee on Health Education: The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions met this past February and had Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Dean Ornish, and Dr. Andy Weil, presenting. This is an incredible video recording. It is over 2 hours in length and is well worth the time to listen to in order to understand what information is being discussed in the US government.
Title: Integrative Care: A Pathway to a Healthier Nation
Date: Thursday, February 26, 10:00 a.m.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of NCCAM is to: Explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science. Train complementary and alternative medicine researchers. Disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals.
These two attorney’s specialize in issues of licensed and unlicensed CAM providers and each have websites with a lot of information:
Jerry Green, JD: healthcare provider legal consulting
Michael H. Cohen, Esq.: healthcare provider legal consulting
CAM articles and resources
There have been many articles on CAM practice. These two represent one of the first and one of the more recent articles:
“Unconventional Medicine in the United States” Eisenberg, et. al. New England Journal of Medicine January 28, 1993
“Alternative Medicine Is Mainstream” Chopra, Ornish, Roy & Weil, Wall Street Journal January 9, 2009
New Mexico is the 7th State to successfully introduce legal rights to unlicensed health care practitioners. Minnesota was one of the first states and California has one of the simplest pieces of legislation. Links to both are below:
California Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioners Act Senate Bill 577
Minnesota Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practices Care Act