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WAEMA Legislative Update. SB 5018 Bill Passed and Signed into Law! 4/20/2021

April 20, 2021 10:59 AM | Shelley Dahle (Administrator)

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WAEMA Legislative Update!
Great News!! SB 5018 Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine bill passed the Washington State Legislature unanimously and was signed by the Governor on April 16, 2021. The bill does a variety of things such as updating the language clarifying what is currently in your scope of practice and it expands the substances that a practitioner can use for Point Injection Therapy. 
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The Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association first began as the Acupuncture Association of Washington over 35 years ago. The organization helped to provide a unified legislative voice for our profession. In fact, our founders were integral in helping establish the legal practice of Eastern Medicine in Washington state. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors currently consists of 7 democratically elected professionals in the field.