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AAAOM goes to Washington for acupuncture legislation!

10 Dec 2018 10:45 PM | Anonymous

AAAOM goes to Washington for acupuncture legislation! 

The Opiod crisis bill includes acupuncture.

The AAAOM visited with the legislature in Washington D.C. on September 27th-28th, 2018.

AAAOM president Carlos Chapa and others joined the American Alliance of Acupuncture (AAOA) to support the federal bill of H.R. 6110, Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act of 2018.  This was introduced by Reps. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02), and has been combined with H.R.6.  It was then added to H.R.1099 which had been approved by both House and Senate and then signed by the President. The bill directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to study barriers to accessing non-drug alternatives to opioids. Acupuncture as a safe and effective alternative treatment is included.

A sincere thank you to those who helped make this happen.


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