The Equal Access To Acupuncture Act and as a Memorial to Edith R. Davis, Minnesota’s pioneer acupuncturist passes and is signed by Governor Pawlenty!
This act requires health insurers who cover acupuncture delivered by doctors and chiropractors to also reimburse for acupuncture by licensed acupuncturists. The importance of this bill was in allowing the consumer fair access to the practitioners who are most highly trained in the field, the professional licensed acupuncturists. This bill was supported by the acupuncture association, acupuncture schools and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association.
Edith Davis was founder of the Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic, and passed away one year ago at the age of 87. She was one of Minnesota's pioneer acupuncturists, a founder of the Acupuncture Association, founder and President of the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, on numerous national acupuncture commissions, and most recently served on the legislative committee of the Acupuncture Association.
The association wrote, "This bill is dedicated to honor the memory of Edith R. Davis, a pioneering acupuncturist in Minnesota who for the safety of the public, the benefit of the profession and her love of people deemed it necessary that education, certification and licensing of acupuncturists be a fundamental requirement for practice. Edith labored tirelessly until her death at the age of 87, in May 2008. We are forever grateful for her inspiration, her support and her life."
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